Pichi-pichi is an authentic Filipino dessert or delicacy. Pichi Pichi is made from coconut and cassava or kamoteng kahoy. This is considered as one of many variants of the famous “puto” of the Filipino people. Pichi pichi originated from the province of Quezon.
* 1 – 1/2 cups grated cassava
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 bundle of pandan leaves, boiled in 2 cups water until reduced to one cup, and cooled ( or canned pandan concentrate, or a few drops of pandan essence in a cup of warm water)
* 1/2 tsp lye water “lihiya”
* grated coconut for topping
* food coloring (optional)
Pichi Pichi Cooking Instructions:
1). Mix the sugar and the pandan flavored water and mix until sugar is dissolved.
2). Mix in the cassava and then add the lye water drop by drop mixing well as you do so.
3). Pour into a mold or bowl that fits your bamboo steamer.
4). Steam until the mixture becomes translucent.
5). While still hot scoop out the cooked mixture (use ice cream scoop or a tablespoon the same size as the scoop) and roll into grated coconut.
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