You know about this Filipino dessert recipe for Hinagum if you are a Bicolano like I am. This is made of roasted rice fresh harvested from the farm. This resembles a brownie but in a very healthy version.
Let's make this Espasol recipe straight up. Bear with me and I'll explain it from start to finish. It's a long process as the rice is harvested from the farm when the husks are just about yellow green. Farmers say it's in its best stage for roasting as it comes out perfect.
After roasting the rice with the husk on, they're hulled so you get the grains clean without the husks. After they're hulled, the grains are roasted again in a big wok also called 'kawali'.
I'm tellin' you, when roasting the rice, the aroma smells similar to roasted cocoa. This roasted grains are then called 'pinipig'.
After the second roast, they are milled into rice flour. But I thought to myself, I could've just put them in my food processor of my high speed blender and get the same result plus it would've been easier.
The native Filipinos had it milled at a local market which was a long process. I enjoyed watching it all though. It's a reminiscence of my childhood.
Oh, the adventure in making this rice cake dessert! Watch this short video making this Filipino rice dessert recipe!
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This Filipino dessert recipe is special. Why? Because it's not available countrywide over there. If you ever visit the province of Bicol in the Philippines where rice are produced abundantly, there is no doubt that you will come across this type of vegetarian rice cake dessert. By all means, try it and you will never be disappointed.
This Filipino snack is for sure better than brownies, in fact, they're way so much healthier! Who can resist the smell of roasted rice harvested fresh from the rice field? For sure you can't get any fresher than that!
Make this Filipino dessert recipe was real fun sending me to my childhood memories.
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