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    Sapin Sapin Recipe

    March 4, 2015

    How to cook Sapin Sapin

    Sapin Sapin Recipe, made from rice flour or rice that has been soaked overnight then crushed into a paste, sometimes yams or yam flour, coconut milk and sugar. Each layer is tinted (the bottom one a deep ube-like purple, the middle a golden yolk yellow,the top one white), and steamed before the next layer is added.

    This famous Sapin-Sapin originated from the northern part of the Philippines, the province of Abra. A treat as sumptuous as sapin-sapin is no longer surprising when ways of cooking it is already spread down to other provinces, and thus now being enjoyed by many. Fast foods, cake and pastry shops are making and selling their versions of sapin-sapin.  This recipe yields 3 medium Llanera.

    sapin sapin recipe

    Sapin Sapin Ingredients:

    For the Latik:

    • 2 cups fresh coconut milk

    For the White Layer:

    • 2/3 cups glutinous rice flour
    • 1/4 cup refined sugar
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1/3 cup bottled macapuno

    For the Orange Layer:

    • 2/3 cups glutinous rice flour
    • 1/4 cup refined sugar
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1/3 cup fresh jackfruit “Langka” cut into strips
    • A few drops of egg-yellow or orange food coloring

    For the Ube / Violet Layer:

    • 2/3 cups glutinous rice flour
    • 1/4 cup refined sugar
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 1/3 cup ube halaya
    • A drops of violet food coloring (optional)

    Materials needed:

    • 3 Llanera’s (size 6×3.5) greased with coconut oil from Latik
    • A Steamer and Blender

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