Maja Blanca

Merienda is a Spanish word that refers to a light meal usually taken in between lunch and dinner. The Spaniards introduced this kind of repast to the Filipinos who adopted the habit later on.

How to Cook Maja Blanca ..

Maja Blanca is a Filipino desert also known as coconut corn pudding, it is usually served during fiestas and during  holidays, especially Christmas season and New Year. 🙂

Maja Blanca Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp sweet corn kernel
  • 4 cups fresh coconut milk
  • 1/2 c. grated frozen buko

Cooking Instructions :

  1. Boil thick coconut milk in a saucepan until the oil is extracted and the precipitate forms into a dark brown color. This is called latik.
  2. Drain the latik from the oil and set aside.
  3. Grease a 13-inch rectangular dish with coconut oil. Set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, blend rice flour, sugar,sweet corn kernels, cornstarch, and fresh coconut milk. Stir in grated buko (if used).
  5. Boil over slow heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until mixture is clear for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Pour hot mixture into prepared dish and allow to set.
  7. Sprinkle latik on top. Cool before slicing.