Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kutsinta (Filipino Cuchinta) - Sticky Rice Cake

Kutchinta or kutsinta is a Filipino delicacy  that are popular in the Philippines. Brown sugar and orange food color or annatto powder  for a reddish or brown color. You can also use white sugar for a colorless one. Kutsinta can be made by all purpose or glutinous flour or any flour of your choice.

For this recipe I used both the rice flour and glutinous flour.


  • 1 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour or all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp lye water
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • 1 drop red liquid food color (optional)
  • vegetable oil for brushing pan
  • grated coconut for toppings
Cooking Procedure:

  1. Sift all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  2. Mix water, sugar and  lye water together, dissolve sugar thoroughly. Add liquid food color (optional). 
  3. Add the sugar mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Brush the molder with butter.
  5. Pour into molders about 3/4 full and steam for 40 minutes or until done.
  6. Allow few minutes to cool before removing from the molders.
  7. Best serve with grated coconut.


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