Drinks and Desserts

March 28, 2018
Buko Maja Blanca

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Makes 8 servings
Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:

Buko layer:
⅓ cup cornstarch
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 3/4 cups coconut cream, divided
1 cups condensed milk
½ cup evaporated milk
1 cup cheese, grated
1½ cup buko strips

Corn layer:
⅓ cup cornstarch
⅓ cup brown sugar
¾ cup fresh milk
1½ cup corn kernels
2 cups of cream of corn
Yellow food color (optional)

Garnish:
Rice crispies
Toasted desiccated coconut

Procedure:

Buko layer:
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, brown sugar, and 3/4 cup coconut cream. Mix until completely dissolved. Set aside.
2. In a pot over medium heat, combine remaining 2 cups coconut cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk and simmer for a few minutes. Add the cornstarch mixture and continuously stir over heat until thick. Add cheese and buko strips and mix until well incorporated. Place at the bottom of an oiled serving dish. Cool at room temperature until no longer hot, then chill.

Corn layer:
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, brown sugar, and fresh milk. Mix until completely dissolved. Set aside.
2. In a pan, mix together, corn kernels, cream of corn, cornstarch mixture and a few drops of yellow food color then continuously stir over heat until thick. Layer on top of buko layer. Cool to room temperature then chill.
3. Top with toasted desiccated coconut and rice crispies before serving.