Bukayo is a sweetened coconut strip, a popular Filipino candy. The traditional way of making this dessert is by simmering young coconut strips in water, and brown sugar then melted into a chewy caramel-like consistency.
Keyword: Filipino Desserts, Pinoy Desserts
Author: Ed Joven
1 ½cupsBrown sugar
2 1/2tablespoonBuko juice or Water
In a large saucepan, combine Muscovado sugar, dark brown sugar, and the Coconut juice then apply heat and bring to a simmer.
The fire must be the lowest heat possible and cook for about 1 minute until the all the sugar dissolves.
Add-in the Buko strings and calamansi juice.
Mix well, make sure to evenly coat the buko strings with sugar , then cook until the sugar syrup thickens and becomes caramelized, it will take about 15 minutes of cooking.
When the Bukayo mixture becomes very sticky enough to hold its shape, then you are done.
Turn off the heat, let it cool for a minute or two, then form the mixture into a flat circle on top of a greased banana leaf, repeat the process until you’re done with the rest of the Bukayo mixture then set aside to completely dry.
When the Bukayo is completely dry, you can now serve it or store in a jar.