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