Today, I thought I bring you a recipe from the other side of my cultural heritage. Bibinka is a popular Filipino recipe. My auntie Cecil is famous for her Bibinka and it is one of the staple dishes she will offer guests at her house.
There are a lot of different variations of Bibinka. This is my first attempt of making it and I was delighted how easy it is and how well it worked out. I brought these along to a Filipino friend who invited us for dinner as a dessert and, after eating far too much for main courses, still found room for the dessert as it was so nice!
Bibinka - Filipino Coconut Cake Recipe
- 3 eggs beaten
- 200 g brown sugar 1cup
- 400 g glutinous rice flour 2 cups
- 3 tablespoon butter unsalted and melted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 400 ml coconut milk 13 ½ oz can
- 3 tablespoon desecrated coconut flakes
- In a bowl mix the eggs, brown sugar, rice flour, butter and coconut until you achieve an even thick paste.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (325 Fahrenheit).
- Lightly grease a pan with butter and pour in the mixture.
- Bake for about an hour.
- To test if the cake is done prick a fork or a toothpick into the middle and it should come out clean.
- Before serving sprinkle with coconut flakes
Source: The Filipino cookbook by Miki Garcia