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Simple Cuchinta

How to Make Simple Kutsinta (Cuchinta)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 1 dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lye solution see homemade lye below


How to make Simple Kutsinta:

  • Combine sugar, lye and water and bring to a boil.
  • Cool. Add to rice flour and stir until smooth.
  • Pour unto cuchinta molds and stream for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with grated coconut.

Homemade lye:

  • Burn wood till all turns unto ash. Sift and save fine dust. Place in a bottle till needed. When needed, boil enough with equal part of water. Strain in double thickness cloth and save water. Use water as lye.