How to cook Ube Maja Blanca
Ube Maja Blanca, a popular Filipino kakanin, is a coconut pudding that has the purple color from ube or purple yam. The name ‘maja blanca’ basically means ‘white delicacy’ and can be traced from Spanish milk-based desserts. It is related to ‘manjar blanco’ and ‘blancmange’ which are traditional holiday desserts. The Philippine maja blanca incorporates toppings like coconut flakes, corn kernels and/or grated cheese to get those tiny bursts of saltiness and sweetness which are truly irresistible.
This could be your maja blanca with a twist of ube if you’re ready to rock your kitchen skills even though they may be non-existent. It’s easy! With a mixture of coconut milk, cornstarch and ube powder of flavor, cook it over low flame until it thickens so you can get that delightful creamy and velvety combo.
Enjoy the smell of simmering coconut milk, ube and vanilla extract as you cook. And don’t forget to sprinkle it with Cheese toppings before you take your first bite.
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