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Pichi-pichi is a Filipino dessert made of coconut and cassava or kamoteng kahoy, another delicious cake or “puto” enjoyed by many Filipino, especially in parties. This Filipino delicacy was introduced in Quezon province, Philippines.
Estimated preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- 1 – 1/2 cups grated cassava
- food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 bundle of pandan leaves, boiled in 2 cups water until reduced to one cup, and cooled ( or canned pandan concentrate, or a few drops of pandan essence in a cup of warm water)
- 1/2 tsp lye water ( lihiya)
- grated coconut for topping
Pichi Pichi Cooking Instructions:
Pichi Pichi Recipe,
Mix the sugar and the pandan flavored water and mix until sugar is dissolved. mix in the cassava and then add the lye water drop by drop mixing well as you do so.
Pour into a mold or bowl that fits your bamboo steamer. steam until the mixture becomes translucent.
While still hot scoop out the cooked mixture (use ice cream scoop or a tablespoon the same size as the scoop) and roll into grated coconut.
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