My title sounds like a telenovela!
Well, in a way, it is! I mean a telenovela. Happy and sad moments. When I have an obsession, I will not stop experimenting until I get it right.
The bibingka I like is soft and fluffly like a hotcake.
My first attempt at bibingka. I baked it in the oven and used parchment paper.
It was a bit dense and too cake like for my taste. But for a first try, at least, it was edible.
2nd attempt was oven baked and grilled. I used banana leaves this time.
I cooked it for my friends.
My 3rd attempt did not even merit a picture taking. It was like tamales.
When I went to Farmers Market the other day I was not able to buy the "bibingka maker". I was in a whiny mood because it was out of stock.
Do you know what happens when I could not get what I want?
I would mope all day and "cry" I want the bibingka maker but it's out of stock!
Over and over and over.
Yaya Hermie took pity on me. When I woke up yesterday this was what greeted me in the morning!!!!
A DIY bibingka maker! She brought out the brick stove I bought several years ago in one of those food fairs in World Trade Center.
She bought me a clay "baking pan". Then she used my old baking pan, put holes using an ice pick then got the wire hanger from a hanging plant.
Yaya Hermie loves me!!!
So this afternoon, Mariger and I with the help of Hermie cooked Bibingka!
I think I got it right this time!!!
For me it was perfect! Just the way I like it!
1 C. rice flour (not glutinous)
1/2 C. white sugar
1 T. melted Daricreme or butter but I prefer Daricreme margarine
1 T. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
200 ml. Kara coconut milk
3 large eggs
wilted banana leaves
red eggs, sliced
butter and sugar
In a bowl cream margarine and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time then add the coconut milk.
Combine all the dry ingredients then add to the bowl. Use a stick blender and process for 1 minute or 2.
Prepare your bibingka maker. Line the clay pan with 2 sheets of banana leaves.
Pour 1/2 C. of the batter then top with sliced red eggs and kesong puti.
"Bake" for 3-5 minutes. It is done when you insert a toothpick and nothing sticks to it.
Spread butter on top of the cooked bibingka and sprinkle with sugar.