Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.

Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.

Have you tried my minatamis na langka recipe yet? I hope you have because today, we’re going to be needing strips of sweetened jackfruit to make a delicious Filipino delicacy you’re sure to love. Yep, we’re making kalamay sa latik!

Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.

Kalamay sa latik is a type of FIlipino kakanin wherein a mixture of glutinous rice and coconut milk is steamed until set and of chewy consistency. The resulting rice cake is then sliced into serving pieces and bathed in an caramel syrup with a generous sprinkling of coconut curds (latik) and strips of sweetened jackfruit for added sweetness and depth of flavor.

The recipe does seem complicated, requiring a series of steps (the latik, the kalamay, the syrup, the minatamis na langka) to pull together. Don’t let this deter you, however. The steps are pretty simple to complete and in less than one hour, you’ll have a sweet, gooey and super yummy dessert to enjoy. Just make sure to line the steamer basket with cheesecloth as the steamed cake can get pretty sticky and hard to remove.

Give this kalamay na latik a try and let me know what you think.

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Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.
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Kalamay sa Latik
Prep Time
10mins
Cook Time
1hrs
Total Time
1hrs10mins

Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8Servings
Author: Kawaling Pinoy
Ingredients
For the Latik
  • 2cupscoconut cream
For the Minatamis na Langka
  • 1cuplangka
  • 1/4cupwater
  • 1/4cupsugar
For the Kalamay
  • 3cupsglutinous rice flour
  • 2cupscoconut milk
  • 1/2cupsugar
For the Arnibal Syrup
  • 1cupwater
  • 1cupdark brown sugar
Equipment
  • Baking dish
  • Cheesecloth
  • Steamer
Instructions
For the Latik
  1. In a pan over medium heat, add coconut cream and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid starts to thicken.
  2. Lower heat and continue to cook. As oil starts to separate and solids begin to form, regularly stir and scrape sides and bottom of pan to prevent from burning. Continue to cook and stir until curds turn golden brown. Drain latik from the oil and store in a container until ready to use.
For the Minatamis na Langka
  1. Wash pitted jackfruit and drain well.
  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add jackfruit and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until syrup is thickened (the longer you cook, the thicker the syrup). Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Shred pieces into thin strips.
For the Kalamay
  1. In a bowl, combine glutinous flour, coconut milk and sugar. Stir well until smooth and well-blended.
  2. Line baking dish with cheesecloth. Pour batter into dish and set the dish in the steamer basket. Steam for about 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from heat and allow to completely cool. Remove cheesecloth. Transfer the rice cake to a cutting board and slice into about 1-inch pieces.

For the Arnibal Syrup
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine water and dark brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook until reduced and thickened.
To Assemble
  1. Add kalamay pieces to the sweet syrup. Simmer for about 1 minute. Divide into serving bowls and sprinkle with latik and jackfruit strips. Serve warm.
Kalamay sa latik is a Filipino delicacy made of sticky rice cake stewed in simple syrup, coconut curds, and jackfruit strips. Sweet, chewy and fragrant, it makes a delicious dessert or midday snack.


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