Sapin Sapin Recipe
Sapin Sapin is a layered rice cake made mainly from rice flour, coconut milk, and sugar. This popular Ilocano dessert originates from Abra.
Sapin Sapin Ingredients
- 2 cups glutinous rice flour
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 2 1/2 cups white sugar
- 4 cups of coconut milk
- 2 1/2 cups condensed milk
- 1/2 cup ube purple yam; mashed (optional)
- 1/2 cup young coconut meat; grated or finely chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup jackfruit; finely minced (optional)
- Food coloring (violet and egg-yellow)
- Coconut flakes
How to Make Sapin Sapin
- Combine all the first 5 ingredients together and separate them equally into three bowls; bowl A, bowl B, bowl C, respectively.
- Add and mix jackfruit and egg-yellow food coloring in bowl A. Add and mix young coconut meat in bowl B. Add and mix violet food coloring and ube purple yam in bowl C.
- Grease baking pan lined with cling wrap then place in a steamer. Pour mixture from bowl A to the baking pan, cover with cheesecloth, and steam for 15 minutes. When firm, pour the second mixture from bowl B on top of the fist layer, steam for 15 minutes. Do the same process with the third mixture in bowl C.
- When completely firm, set aside your sapin sapin.
- Toast the coconut flakes on top of the sapin sapin and serve.
- To make coconut flakes, just the toast desiccated coconut stirring frequently in a pan until golden brown.
- You can also use latik if coconut flakes is not available. To make a latik, simmer 1 can of coconut milk in a saucepan until it reduces to oil. Solids will form at the top surface and continue to simmer until these solids turns to golden brown. This is the latik.
- You can use greased banana leaf if cling wrap is not available.