Espasol

Espasol Recipe

Espasol is a delicious cylinder-shaped rice cake that you can find in South Luzon especially in the province of Laguna. This sweet treat is made up of a delicious blend of rice and coconut milk with a unique toasted rice flour dusting.

You’ll find that this recipe is a bit special as it includes buko strips or macapuno to enhance the flavor and the texture. Try making espasol at home!

Espasol Recipe

Espasol Recipe

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Filipino

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk gata
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups young coconut buko or macapuno, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Toast the rice flour in a wok until lightly browned. Cool then set aside 1/2 cup.
  • In a saucepan, combine coconut milk and sugar. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmering.
  • Add vanilla and salt and stir in the buko or macapuno.
  • Add toasted rice flour all at once and stir continuously until very thick and dry, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked mixture to the baking sheet. Flatten into a sheet 1/4-inch thick then cut into cylinders. You can also shape it by hand.
  • Roll the cut cylinders in more toasted flour.

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