Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding)

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This is a popular dessert among Filipinos. It can be served with different presentations. Ordinarily, when served in the Philippines, it will contain small kernels of sweet corn inside and topped with flakes of roasted coconut meat. Often it will also have shredded Cheddar cheese on top.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup fresh sweet corn kernels

  • ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Butter an 8-inch baking dish or pie pan, and set aside. Mix 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch in a bowl, and stir until smooth.

  2. Combine the coconut milk, 3/4 cup of water, and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, add the corn kernels, and then stir in the cornstarch mixture, stirring quickly to avoid lumps as it becomes very thick. Bring the mixture back to a boil, and simmer until fully thickened and smooth, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Pour the maja blanca into the prepared dish, and set aside to cool until firm, about 2 hours.

  3. Place the coconut flakes in a dry skillet over medium heat, and stir to toast. Watch them carefully so they don't burn. Remove the toasted coconut flakes to a bowl, let cool, and sprinkle over the pudding before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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