A Not-So-Sinful-Dessert Called Pichi Pichi
Try this simple, easy- to- make, yummy, and most of all, not-so-sinful dessert. It is made from cassava (another name for cassava is yuca, or tapioca). Cassava roots are very rich in starch, and contain significant amounts of calcium, phosporous, and vitamin C.
Pichi pichi is a dessert, a steamed cake made out of grated fresh cassava, sugar, water, and grated coconut for coating. You can also use loads of grated cheese in place of grated coconut, and also a combination of roasted sesame seeds and roasted grated coconut.
There is also an available bags of frozen cassava in the market.
Pichi Pichi Recipe
2 c grated cassava
2 c sugar
2 c water
optional: food coloring
*Squeeze the liquid out of the grated fresh cassava. Throw out the liquid.
*Combine together the cassava, sugar, and water, and place the mixture in a 9x9inch baking pan and steam for about 40 minutes.
*It is done when the mixture becomes gel-clear and sticky. Slightly cool. Scoop about a tablespoonful, and either:
*roll in fresh grated coconut,
*or top with loads of cheese,
*or roll in in a mixture of roasted sesame seeds and roasted grated coconut.
Roasted Grated Coconut
Place a cup of fresh grated coconut in a blender. Add a cup of water.Blend it for 5-6seconds. Squeeze the liquid using a clean cloth. Roast the coconut in a skillet until golden brown.
Pichi pichi can last for several days if you store it in the ref minus the coatings or the toppings. Just add them when ready to serve.
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