postheadericon Simple Kutsinta (Cuchinta)

This is a recipe of a simple cuchinta without any food coloring. The color will depend on the kind of sugar used.


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 10 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.

Simple Cuchinta

One Response to “Simple Kutsinta (Cuchinta)”

  • anne nardo:

    where i can buy lye solution?,hindi kasi available d2 sa supermarket…is it important to put lye on cutchinta?,what if i omit the lye,what will happen?

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