Saturday, June 1, 2013


Kutsinta is one of the most popular dainties (kakanin) in the Philippines and this is one of my favorite too. Very simple and easy to cook. In this photo one in orange has annato or atsuete powder the transparent one has no atsuete powder or coloring.

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1 cup  sugar
1 tsp annatto powder ( atsuete)
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon lye water

1. Sift all the dry ingredients then combine everything and pour into molders and steam for 15-20 minutes or until done.
2. Remove from steamer then allow few minutes to cool before removing from the molders then serve with or without grated coconut.

To save time, prepare the steamer while you are preparing the kutsinta mixture, so that the water is already boiling after the preparation and you can steam right away.

If rice flour is not available you can cook kutsinta using all purpose flour only

Kutsinta without lye water 

 Kutsinta without lye water 2


  1. may i know what is LYE water pls, thank you!!!

  2. Lye water is a liquid substance use in cooking lihiya sa tagalog

    These are the links for options in making kutsinta without lye water

  3. I tried this recipe exactly but it came out in parts,bottom part was hard & top part was soft & watery & took 2 hrs, to cook..what could have gone wrong?

  4. Hello po...matanong ko lng po out of curiosity, bakit po yong isang recipeng kutsina na pinost po ninyo is all purpose flour lng po and the rest of the ingredients pro bakit po dito meron na siyang kasamang rice flour?ano po pinagkaiba nila?
    Wanna try to prepare this recioe this coming Holiday seasons...thank you po

    1. ibig sabihin nag eexperiment ako ng iba't ibang sangkap, kapag successful sinishare ko, both parehong masarap, pero kung gusto mo ng madali lang ung all purpose flour lang. Mas matagal maluto kapag may kasamang rice flour.

    2. Maraming klase ng timpla ng cuchinta

  5. Ms Mely anu pong mangyyari if garina ung ggamitin ?

    1. ok lang din po pero di kasing ganda ang texture kapag icombne mo sa cornstarch


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