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