Baye-Baye Recipe is a Filipino Food originated in Western Visayas, it is made from toasted pinipig, coconut water and grated young coconut.
Making the traditional baye-baye is a backbreaking work because the rice is roasted twice. Reason enough to make it only on special occasions or highly regarded events, like Holy Week.
Baye baye is usually cylindrical in shape and not coated with flour but in Bacolod City it comes in different colors, texture and shapes. You can find it in many Pasalubong centers in Bacolod.
Baye Baye Ingredients:
- 2 cups Pinipig
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups buko meat ( young coconut ), grated
Baye Baye Cooking Instructions:
- Toast the Pinipig in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat, stirring constantly until golden brown.
- Grind toasted Pinipig in a food processor until it becomes powder.
- In a separate bowl, mix ground pinipig, coconut water and sugar.
- Mix well before adding grated buko (young coconut).
- Divide into serving portions.
- Wrap each serving in banana leaves or wax paper.
- Chill before serving.
Baye baye is best served with a cup of hot coffee.