Filipino Maja Blanca Coconut Pudding

The Filipino Maja Blanca Coconut Pudding Recipe a thick sweet coconut-flavored pudding with sweet kernels of corn and topped with toasted coconut, maja blanca is a favorite dessert of the Philippines. It's so thick and firm that it's served in slices.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Serve: 10

1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh sweet corn kernels
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Butter an 8-inch baking dish or pie pan, and set aside. Mix 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch in a bowl, and stir until smooth.

Combine the coconut milk, 3/4 cup of water, and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Bring the mixture to a boil, add the corn kernels, and then stir in the cornstarch mixture, stirring quickly to avoid lumps as it becomes very thick. Bring the mixture back to a boil, and simmer until fully thickened and smooth, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.

Pour the maja blanca into the prepared dish, and set aside to cool until firm, about 2 hours.

Place the coconut flakes in a dry skillet over medium heat, and stir to toast. Watch them carefully so they don't burn.

Remove the toasted coconut flakes to a bowl, let cool, and sprinkle over the pudding before serving.

Filipino Maja Blanca Coconut Pudding
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