Motherhood Stuffs: Homemade: Kutsinta

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Homemade: Kutsinta

One of my favorite Filipino delicacies when I was in the Philippines is the Kutsinta or the Sticky Rice cakes. I remember that I can eat this dessert for the entire day without eating anything, but this along with the fresh shredded coconut that goes with the Kutsinta. When I migrate, I barely eat these desserts back home, and I dearly missed it all, so like everyone else, we made our own homemade version. We seek a good recipe in order to make it. And this time, in order to eat the dish we used to eat at the same time, we can share this dish to our family and friends who’ve never tried it. Though, the ingredients need to be exact and some can only be found in an Asian store, I stocked most of them at home that way whenever I want to make, I don’t need to travel 2 hours just to have the ingredients ready. 

It was a success baking, I’m glad I did it again as it satisfied my craving of Filipino Dish.

1/2 Glutinous Rice Flour
1/2 c Rice Flour
2 tsp Lye Water (Lihiya)
3/4 c Brown Sugar
1 1/2 c Water
1-drop Red Liquid food grade color
Cooking Oil (to brush on muffin pan)
Grated Coconut
Equipment needed: Mixing bowl, strainer, steamer.

Combine the rice flour, glutinous rice flour, and brown sugar.
Mix water in gradually. Add the lye water.
Strain to remove lumps. Add the food color.
Brush the muffin pans with oil and fill halfway with mixture.
Steam for 40-60 minutes or until the top is set when touched.
Serve with a side of grated coconut.


  1. I am going to try this out. Have never had them

  2. Oh wow, thanks for sharing the recipe, I miss kutchinta.

  3. I don't know where to find Lye water here. I want to make these too, but it's that one ingredient I couldn't find in the stores here.

  4. I used to eat this too back when I was still in Pinas since a friend of mine makes them. They are really good. I have never tried making them partly because I know I will be the only one that ends up eating it. Thanks for the recipe, just incase I might make them someday.

  5. These some of my favorite delicacies. I missed these so much!

  6. Good for you because you liked to cook while I'm not really into. LOL!


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