• Kalamay (Sweet Sticky Rice Cake)

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    This is one of my favorites rice cakes It's sweetness and flavor appeals to me a lot. I like the purple yam color too, though some like the natural brown hue.


    • 2 1/2 cups Glutinous Rice
    • 4 cups Coconut Milk(or 1 can coconut milk plus enough water to make 4 cups)
    • 3/4 cup Sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed(optional)
    • 1 can Coconut Cream or 1 1/2 cups Kakang Gata
    • 250 grams Brown Palm Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar
    • Banana Leaves, heated
    • Canola Oil


    1. Dissolve the sugar in the coconut milk and put in a pot. Add the anise seeds.
    2. Wash the glutinous rice and pour into the coconut milk and sugar mixture.
    3. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is fully absorbed by the rice.
    4. On a separate pan over medium heat, put the Coconut cream and Palm sugar and cook stirring continuously until the liquid has reduced in half.
    5. Assemble the Kalamay in a baking dish. Place the banana leaves at the bottom, and brush with oil. Spread the cooked sweet rice onto the leaves and flatten evenly.
    6. Spread the topping onto the sweet rice and bake on a 350 degrees F, pre-heated oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
    7. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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