Palitaw is a Filipino flat rice cake dish coated in grated coconut, sugar and sesame seed. Palitaw got its name from “litaw” which means to float or rise. It will literally rise when it’s cooked.
I loved this Filipino snack and it’s very simple to do. Simply add water to ground glutinous rice to form a dough, flatten it and drop in boiling water. When it rise to the surface of the boiling water, then it means it’s done. Coat it with a mixture of grated mature coconut, sugar and sesame seeds and it’s done.
I’m reading through a website and found out that there’s a delicious way to prepare this dish, that is, filling the rice dough with yema. It got me excited to try this version and thinking about it made me drool. Imagine yema in palitaw.
Since I’m too lazy to cook yema I settled with dulce de leche. I simply pressure cooked a can of condensed milk for 40 minutes and cooled it to room temperature and voila, I have my dulce de leche filling. About 2 weeks ago, I bought some black sesame seeds without any thinking where to add use it. I just bought it and I’m guilty of doing that. Buying ingredients without any dish to use it.
1 can Condensed Milk
1/2 kilo Ground Glutinous rice or galapong
Water for boiling
2 cups Grated mature Coconut
1/4 cup White Sugar
2 Tablespoons Roasted Black Sesame Seeds
Boil water in a pressure cooker. The water should be enough to cover the can of condensed milk. Place the condense milk in the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature and set aside. You can do this in advance as it will really take time to cool the dulce de leche.
Scoop out a golf ball-sized ground glutinous rice, flatten it on your palm and scoop out some dulce de leche and place at the center of the flattened dough. Carefully close the dough and roll between palms to form a ball and flatten 3-inch diameter. Drop in boiling water. After several minutes the dough will floats on the surface. This means itss done. Scoop out the palitaw and drain.
Combine the grated coconut, sugar and roasted black sesame seeds. Dip in the palitaw until every surface is covered with the grated coconut mixture.