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Palitaw Recipe

By PutoPinoy on Thursday, May 10, 2007 At Thursday, May 10, 2007


  • 1 cup Sweet rice flour
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Coconut flakes
  • 1.1/2 cups White powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds
  1. Make dough by mixing flour and water, roll up into balls and then flatten with the palm of your hand.
  2. Drop the balls into a saucepan full of boiling water, when the cakes are ready, they will rise to the surface. Remove the balls and let cool for a bit.
  3. Roll the balls into mixed powdered sugar, coconut flakes, and sesame seeds.


  • 2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Mix rice flour and ½ cup water well.
  2. Form into small balls and flatten with fingers to form into ovals.
  3. Boil 1 ½-quart in a pot.
  4. Drop in boiling water 2 at a time.
  5. Skim when they float and drop in cold water.
  6. Drain and roll in mixed grated coconut and sugar.
  7. Serve right away.


  • Sweet rice flour - about a cup.
  • 3/4 cup water
  • coconut flakes
  • Lots of white sugar
  • Toasted linga (sesame seeds).

Mix rice flour with water to make dough. Make little balls then flatten. Boil water in a saucepan. Drop flattened dough balls into boiling water. The cakes are cooked when they float. Remove from water, let cool a little bit, roll in combined sugar and toasted sesame seeds and coconut flakes.


  • 1/2 kilo Galapong
  • 1 Grated niyog (mature coconut)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
  1. Boil water.
  2. Shape galapong into small disks. Drop one by one to the boiling water. When it floats, it's already cooked (hence, the palitaw name).
  3. Remove cooked palitaw with a slotted spoon to drain the water and place on a bed of niyog. Cover both sides of the palitaw with niyog. Arrange on a platter or banana leaves.
  4. Mix sugar, toasted sesame seeds and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the palitaw.
Tip: If you can't purchase galapong in the supermarket or palengke, simply mix glutenous rice flour and water until you get the consistency of children's clay. Your kids would love making this.


  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Fresh grated coconut
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  1. Mix until the flour and water the two come together to form a pliable ball of dough
  2. Take a heaping tablespoon full of the dough and roll it into a ball, then flatten it into a pad shape with the palm of your hand
  3. Poach the Palitaw in simmering water until they begin to float (about 30 seconds to 1 minute)
  4. Allow the pads to dry out and cool down a little so that they don't turn the sugar into a syrup when you roll it around in it
  5. Sprinkle with grated coconut and the sesame seeds
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