This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
Cassava is a starchy, tuberous root which, when dried to a pearly & powdery extract, is called tapioca. Grated cassava root is available in the frozen section of the Asian market in our neighborhood.
Carolyne is a Burmese friend who posted this recipe on Facebook. I followed her recipe exactly, except that the cake did not brown sufficiently so I turned off the oven and left the cake in for an extra half an hour until it developed this lovely golden color. Thank you, Carolyne, for your inspiration and for adding another delectable dish to my Burmese food repertoire. While this cake was baking, our home was filled with a wonderful aroma!
Macapuno strings are usually sold in Asian supermarkets. You can also buy it from online stores like Amazon. But if you can't find macapuno, you can substitute with 1-1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut plus 1/2 cup water.