Mobile Site


Sunday, August 5, 2012


Filipino commercial bibingka in banana leaf liner.
Filipino commercial bibingka in banana leaf liner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Because making it seems like a complicated process, bibingka is more often store-bought than homemade. But this bibingka recipe that I am freely sharing with you uses supermarket-bought ingredients that makes it possible to bake and enjoy this fluffy  cake at Christmas or any ordinary day.

This makes about 8 cakes to be prepared within 20 minutes, plus 24 hours resting time and add the 25 minutes cooking time. This seems like waiting but not in vain because after the waiting, comes the glorious time of eating this sweet satisfying bibingka.

You will need:

200 grams instant gata powder

¾ teaspoon instant yeast

10 tablespoons baking powder

1 ¼ cups water

2 ½ cups rice flour

3 ¾ cups white sugar

2 ½ cups milk 

2 whole eggs

salted egg, sliced

white cheese, sliced

Here's how:

In a bowl, mix 200 grams instant gata powder, 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon instant yeast, and 10 tablespoons baking powder. Set aside.

Mix 1 ¼ cups water with 2 ½ cups rice flour in a bowl and with 2 ½ cups glutinous rice flour in another bowl. Combine flour mixtures together with 3 ¾ cups white sugar and 2 ½ cups milk in a mixing bowl and whisk with a mixer until well incorporated. Add the mixed dry ingredients and mix until combined. Strain mixture into a mixing bowl then return batter to the mixer and whisk again for a few minutes to incorporate more air. Transfer batter to a covered container and let it rest inside the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Prepare the bibingka oven - a claypot gadget available in wet markets - by lining the clay pan with banana leaf and putting live coals underneath and above the oven.

To cook bibingka, get 1 cup of the refrigerated batter and place into a stainless bowl with 2 whole eggs. Whisk mixture 50 times (to incorporate more air) then pour into the banana leaf-lined bibingka clay pan. Bake until half-cooked. Lift the cover of the bibingka oven then arrange sliced salted egg and sliced white cheese on top of the cake. Top with grated cheddar cheese or queso de bola. Continue cooking until done.  Lift with a metal spatula and transfer to serving dish. Brush with butter before serving.

Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails