Bitsu-Bitsu (Cascaron) Recipe

Bitsu-bitsu or cascaron is made from mochiko flour, a kind of sweet rice flour and should not be confused with the other bread recipe called bitso-bitso or bicho-bicho. Bitso-Bitso does not use mochiko flour, instead it uses bread flour or all-purpose flour.


1 coconut, grated
1/4 cup cold water
1 pack mochiko flour
1/3 box dark brown sugar
1&1/2 cups hot water; pour into bowl of coconut oil for frying

How to make Bitsu-Bitsu

  • Squeeze grated coconut in water then strain coconut water in clean dish towel over another bowl.
  • Squeeze until all liquid has been extracted. (Instead of fresh coconut, you may use 1/2 can grated coconut and
    1&1/2 cups water.)
  • Place canned coconut in flour and add water until dough is soft but not too sticky.
  • Do the same with fresh coconut.
  • Shape dough in balls 1-inch diameter and fry in deep fat until golden brown.
  • Drain dough balls on paper towel. Then put in large mixing bowl.
  • Boil water and brown sugar in a small saucepan until it reaches soft boil stage.
  • Place a drop of syrup in bowl of cold water. If it retains it shape and is soft, it is ready.
  • Pour over dough balls. Mix well so that all are coated with syrup.
  • Remove from bowl and cool on a platter.

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