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This classic Filipino sweet rice cake is quick and easy to make for dessert or merienda.

 

This Filipino sweet chewy rice cakes are eaten as dessert or as merienda. Make sure to always dip or coat with grated coconut, sugar, and sesame seeds.

2 cups grated coconut
1 cup sugar
2 1/3 cups glutinous rice flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
Black and white sesame seeds
 
1 Combine grated coconut, sugar and sesame seeds in a dish. Set aside.
 
2 Combine glutinous rice flour and sugar in a bowl. Add water and mix until dough comes together.
 
3 Scoop dough into tablespoons. Roll into balls and then flatten into discs.
 
4 Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil. Cook dough, in batches, until they float to the top.
 
5 Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and coat with coconut mixture.
 
6 Top with more grated coconut and toasted black and white sesame seeds before serving.

 

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