Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca.

  • 2 cups rice
  • 10 cups fresh milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon anis
  • latik
  1. Wash rice and soak in 2 cups water overnight.
  2. Grind and strain through a coarse cheesecloth.
  3. Add to this the milk and sugar.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, adding fresh coconut oil little by little to avoid burning.
  5. When thick, add anis (toasted) and mix well.
  6. Pour into a coconut oil greased platter or on small individual plates.
  7. When cool, serve with latik.
How to Make Latik:
  1. Boil in a saucepan pure milk of coconut until a point when the oil is extracted and the cheese-like precipitate becomes delicate brown in color. This precipitate is the latik.
  2. Drain off the oil from the latik and use it for greasing plates or molds.