A type of Kakanin or steamed Rice Cakes that are popular in the Philippines. It has a reddish or brown color
Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
  • ½ cup glutinous rice flour
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 2 tsp lye water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 drop red liquid food color
  • vegetable oil for brushing pan
  • grated coconut for toppings
  1. In a saucepan, heat the water and melt the brown sugar. Do not boil.
  2. Add the lye water to the dissolved brown sugar and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix the glutinous rice flour and rice flour and the brown sugar mixture until dissolved thoroughly.
  4. Strain to remove lumps, then add liquid food color.
  5. Brush the mold with vegetable oil and pour mixture.
  6. Steam it for 45 minutes or until the top is set when touched. Remove from heat. Cool it down before removing from the mold.
  7. Serve with grated coconut on top or use it as dip.
Use a spatula to remove kutsinta from the mold, it is easier that way!
You can use or omit the red liquid food color if you are using dark brown sugar.
Best serve with grated coconut.
Recipe by My Style Recipe at https://www.mystylerecipe.net/kutsinta/