Do you know that maja blanca is one of the easiest desserts to make? That’s what I discovered recently, while browsing through Reynaldo Alejandro’s The Philippine Cookbook (aff):
Maja Blanca (Coconut Cake)
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 cups coconut milk
3 cups grated coconut
Mix cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Add water and stir. In a saucepan, bring coconut milk to a boil and gradually stir in cornstarch mixture. Boil for 5 minutes, until the starch is cooked. Pour into a buttered cake pan (or any bowl with smooth sides) and let cool. Spread coconut on a baking sheet and toast at 350F until brown. Sprinkle cake with toasted grated coconut and serve.
It is so easy! You can have a yummy dessert in just a few minutes.
Here are some tips: I use a can of coconut milk and add water to make 2 cups. Sometimes, I pass on the grated coconut and just enjoy the cake itself. I also read that you can add corn kernels to the mixture for added flavor.