Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sapin-sapin (Layered)

I was very excited to try this ilonggo's delicacy for the first time. I always thought it's very complicated and too much work involve but no, no, is a straight forward recipe, promise! :) I'm not boasting but it's delicious, even my hubby likes it so much that he's scraping the plate, finishing every little bit left. Btw, I added purple yam (from frozen) with the purple flavouring for a bit of texture and you can add sweet potato with the yellow bit if you want.

All You Need:

  •     1 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour
  •     1 Can Condensed Milk
  •     2 Cups Coconut milk
  •     1 Cup Sugar
  •     1 Tbsp. Vanilla Essence
  •     1 Cup Purple Yam (mashed)
  •     Yellow food Colouring
  •     Purple Food Colouring


  •  Mix flour, condensed milk, coconut milk, sugar and vanilla essence together into smooth batter                                  (except  mashed yam and food colouring).
  • Divide Into 3 equal parts: Take one part, add purple yam, add a dash of purple(blue & red) food colouring. Mix well.    Take second part, add yellow colouring. Mix well. Leave the third part plain.
  • Grease baking pan, then pour in purple mixture. Spread evenly.
  • Steam for 20-25 minutes or more, until firm. Note: cover the baking pan with cheese cloth before steaming.
  • Pour in yellow mixture (2nd layer) on top of the purple mixture. Cover again and steam for 20-25 minutes.
  • Lastly, pour in 3rd layer or the plain mixture. Again, steam for 30 minutes or until firm.                                         Note: use toothpick to check if mixture is cooked enough, if toothpick is clear then that's good to go.
  • Cool before slicing.