Always wanted to make kakanin (rice cakes) at home? Desserts with flour made of rice, unlike wheat flours, don’t contain gluten so here’s an easy way to mix your kakanin batter: use a high-powered machine like a blender! Even if you beat it longer than you should, a rice flour batter won’t develop the strands that make wheat flour-based dough stretch and batters toughen. That’s also the reason why the blender is the best and fastest machine to use when making kakanin batters.
Since rice flour doesn’t change consistency when mixed, beaten, churned, or otherwise kneaded for any length of time, using the blender to mix your kakanin batter is a genius cooking hack. It eliminates any chance of lumps to form because of the high-speed rotation of the blades, and it even mixes everything at the push of a button.
Excited? Here are a few kakanin recipes you should try now so you can get your kakanin fix now!
Puto Cake Recipe
Puto is the quintessential kakanin! It’s soft, pillowy like a cake and can stand to be smothered in butter and sprinkled liberally with grated cheese. Make this giant one—easily made in a blender we say!—to share with friends and family!
If you’re not going to steam the rice cakes as you would if it were puto, then you may want to make these luscious rice cakes instead. The batter is just as easily made in a blender as it is in a bowl.
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Sapin Sapin Recipe
While not really made of rice, these cassava root mounds are steamed and treated just like rice cakes would be. These are just as delicious as other kakanin and just like rice, won’t toughen or be over beaten when made in the blender.
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