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Maja Blanca Recipe



Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from cornstarch, coconut milk and milk. An easy to make Filipino dessert and this recipe is special, with lots of Latik.



Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kernel corn, drained
  • saved kernel corn liquid (brine)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, toasted for topping


For Latik (optional)
  • 2 cups coconut milk


For the Latik
  1. Using a small pan, add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until it thickens.
  2. When it starts to thicken reduce heat to low and simmer. Keep stirring as oil starts to separate and Latik begin to form.
  3. Continue to cook and stir until Latik turns to golden brown.
  4. Drain to separate oil. Set aside Latik and oil.




Instructions
  1. If using Latik, using the coconut oil from making the Latik, brush the serving dish you will be using. (or else just use toasted desiccated coconut for topping)
  2. Combine kernel corn liquid (brine), evaporated milk and cornstarch. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Grease container with butter or latik oil.
  4. In a large pan, combine condensed milk, coconut milk and sugar. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring. Add kernel corn, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and gently pour-in cornstarch mixture and stir well. Keep stirring until mixture thickens to a paste-like texture. Transfer mixture into the serving dish. Smooth top using an oiled spatula.
  6. Allow to cool and top with kernel corn and toasted desiccated coconut or latik. For best result, refrigerate overnight before serving.





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