For Merienda you can served anything from noodles, fruits, coffeee, tea, , soft drinks, cookies, Halo-halo, champorado. Cuchinta, Bibingka, Maruya and many many more.
Cuchinta is very popular for pinoy especially during gatherings. RECIPE:
2 cups water
1 cup white sugar
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon lye water (ligia)
4 tbsps. annatto water
Grated fresh coconut
In a bowl, mix together the water, sugars, flour and lye water. Add 4 tbsps. annatto water.
Fill oiled muffin pans or cuchinta molds 3/4 full with the batter. Place in a steamer. Cover and steam for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the pan from steamer and allow to cool before removing the cakes, by running the tip of a knife between the cakes and the sides of the pan. Sprinkle with the grated coconut. The picture above, I don’t have coconut. Tips:
Soak 2 tbsps. of annatto seeds in 1/4 cup hot water for 20 minutes that gives you a more reddish cuchinta.
Enjoy and Have a Happy Cooking!!!