Carioca (Filipino Sweet rice balls)
Carioca is sweet rice balls made of coconut flakes and sweetened rice flour. This is commonly found on skewers sold in the streets of the Philippines. It is sweet and chewy and has become one of many popular street foods. It is also served as a dessert or a snack. This is also similar to bitso bitso with exception of yeast. They are both resembles as Filipino donuts.
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- 1 cup glutinous rice flour
- 3/4 cup coconut milk for flour
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar for coating
- 1/2 cup coconut milk for coating
- cooking oil
- Servings: 3
- Time: 35 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, coconut milk, coconut flakes. Mix until well combined and dough like.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoonful of mixture and form into a round ball shape at least 2 inches diameter. Set aside.
- Heat cooking oil in a saucepan. Deep fry balls in batches over medium heat for at least 6 minutes or until golden brown.
- Drain excess oil in a paper towel.
- To make the coating: In a saucepan pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. After a boil, add in brown sugar and stir continuously until sugar is well dissolved and sauce thickens. Turn off heat.
- Dip each balls into the coating mixture, making sure each is fully coated. Put in a skewer if you wish.
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