Colorful and delicious are the best words to describe this kakanin. Sapin-Sapin is a layered dessert of glutinous rice and coconut. It is one of the easiest Filipino desserts to make but patience is a must because the cooking time is a bit long.
- 2 cups glutinous rice flour
- ½ cup regular rice flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups pure coconut milk
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup condensed milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp purple food color
- 1 tsp yellow food color
- Coconut oil, for greasing
- Latik, for topping
- In a mixing bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, regular rice flour, and sugar. Mix well.
- Add pure coconut milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
- Using bowls, divide the mixture into 3 equal parts. Put purple food color in 1 bowl then stir. Put yellow food color in 1 bowl then stir. Leave the remaining bowl with no food color.
- Grease an aluminum square pan with coconut oil. Pour in the purple mixture. Spread evenly.
- Place the pan in the steamer then steam for 12 minutes. (Make sure that the water is already boiling before placing the pan)
- Remove the pan from the steamer then pour in the yellow mixture over the cooked purple mixture. Spread evenly.
- Place the pan back into the steamer. Steam again for 12 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the steamer then pour in the white mixture over the cooked yellow mixture. Spread evenly.
- Place the pan back into the steamer. Steam again for 15 minutes.
- Remove the sapin sapin from the pan. Run a knife into the sides of the pan for easy removal.
- Place the sapin sapin into a tray with a banana leaf. Put latik as the topping.
- Serve and enjoy your sapin sapin!
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