Jun
21

Filipino Recipes – Maja Blanca – Pinoy Food

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Maja Blanca is a native dessert which is very popular all over the Philippines. It is a creamy mixture prepared from coconut milk and cornstarch made even creamier with the addition of milk. It is usually prepared as dessert for parties and special occasions, although a simpler version can be bought in canteens and restaurants anywhere in the country. If you want to try native delicacies, maja blanca is something that you should taste.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters coconut milk
  • 200 grams of corn starch
  • 370 mL evaporated milk
  • 150 mL condensed milk
  • 240 grams of white sugar
  • 400 grams of corn kernels

Cooking Instructions:

  • Mix the coconut milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, white sugar and corn kernels in a pot.
  • Place the pot over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  • Prepare the thickener by mixing together 750 mL of coconut milk and the cornstarch.
  • Add the thickener once the cooking mixture is already boiling.
  • Stir constantly to avoid lumps in the mixture when it is thickened.
  • Use a holding tray to mold the maja blanca.
  • Shake the tray to flatten the mixture or use a knife or spatula to level the maja blanca on the tray.
  • Set aside to cook at room temperature.
  • Cut into small slices and remove from tray.
  • You can add your preferred garnish but it is optional only.
  • Serve and enjoy this delicious snack or dessert.

Tips:

  • You can use shredded cheese, ground peanuts or latik for garnish.
  • Latik is prepared by browning and curdling coconut cream and brown sugar.
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