Bibingka, Filipino Coconut-Rice Cake

Bibingka, is a popular breakfast or merienda (snack) food. Traditionally, it’s placed on a banana leaf-lined terra cotta pot and baked in a clay oven with pre-heated coals. For this recipe we replaced the terra cotta pot with a 10″ FINEX cast iron Skillet and baked it over a wood fire. Ingredients
  • 1 C sweet rice flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 C whole milk
  • ½ C coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp brown butter, melted
  • 1 banana leaf, washed & dried
Garnish
  • Salted egg or cured egg yolk
  • Parmesan cheese or Edam cheese
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Cut banana leaf into squares and line 10” Skillet with alternating sheets.
  3. Trim any excess that rises above the lip of the pan.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients (rice flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) in one bowl and all liquid ingredients (milk, coconut milk, eggs, butter) in another.
  5. Mix all liquid ingredients with dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Allow to sit for 20 minutes to fully hydrate the flour.
  6. Pour batter into banana leaf lined skillet and bake for about 30 minutes.
  7. To test, insert a cake tester or toothpick, if clean, cake is finished.
  8. Once out of the oven, let cool and grate Edam cheese or Parmesan cheese on top.
  9. If using salted egg, chop and add before baking.
  10. If using cured egg yolk, simply grate over top with the cheese.
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Finex 10″ Cast Iron Skillet
Weight: 13lbs Length: 18.5″ Width: 12″ Pre-seasoned and Ready to Cook out of the box! Heavy-gauge Cast Iron Machined Cooking Surface for near non-stick