Cassava Cake & Shredded Coconut
Casava cake & shredded coconut, a Filipino favorite dessert!
- 3.5 oz shredded coconut
- 1/8 teaspoons of salt
- 14 oz grated Cassava (Tapioca)
- 3 1/2 oz sugar
- 4 1/2 oz coconut milk
- 2 oz water
- 2 tablespoons potato starch
- Pinch of salt
- 3-4 pandan leaves, cut into 4-5" lengths
- 1 banana leaf (optional)
- Water, for boiling
Heat up the water in a wok/pot big enough for a 6.5" square pan.
Combine the shredded coconut with 1/8 teaspoon salt in a stainless steel dish and steam for 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Use a food processor to mix the grated cassava, sugar, coconut milk, water, potato starch and pinch of salt until well mixed, about 30-45 seconds.
Pour the mixture into a 6.5" square pan. Level the top of the mixture with the base of a spoon. Layer the pandan leaves flat on top of the mixture. Steam the cassava mixture for 35-40 minutes on medium heat.
Remove the pan from the streaming tray when it is done. Let it cool completely before cutting. Cut into small squares and toss with the shredded coconut before serving.
You can use frozen grated cassava if you can’t find fresh cassava. If using frozen cassava, squeeze out the liquid from the defrosted grated cassava before use.
This recipe calls for fresh shredded coconut or frozen shredded coconut (can be found at the frozen section at Asian grocery stores). Dry shredded coconut doesn’t work well for this recipe.