Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made with cornstarch, coconut milk and sugar. It is also called Coconut Pudding. This luscious dessert is easy to make using common ingredients.
There are many ways to make and serve Maja Blanca. You can add small kernels of sweet corn inside or top it with toasted coconut or shredded cheese. You can also add fruit salad to your Maja Blanca mixture. It’s so awesome you can fill it and top it with anything you want.
Unknown to many, the original Maja Blanca Recipe does not include corn and coconut milk. Maja Blanca is the Filipino adaptation of the milk based Spanish recipe called Manjar Blanco.
For now I will give you a simple version of Maja Blanca.
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1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup white sugar
Butter an 8-inch baking dish or pie pan, and set aside. Mix 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch in a bowl, and stir until smooth.
Combine the coconut milk, 3/4 cup of water, and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Bring the mixture to a boil, add the corn kernels, and then stir in the cornstarch mixture, stirring quickly to avoid lumps as it becomes very thick.
Bring the mixture back to a boil, and simmer until fully thickened and smooth, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
Pour the maja blanca into the prepared dish, and set aside to cool until firm, about 1-2 hours.
You can add any toppings you want such as flakes of roasted coconut meat, shredded Cheddar Cheese or shredded peanuts.
Put it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, its best cause it will bring your Maja Blanca
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