Bibingka is made out of rice flour and coconut milk cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf over a charcoal heat placed on the bottom and on the top.
When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas eves mass). Bibingka is made out of rice flour and coconut milk cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf over a charcoal heat placed on the bottom and on the top. A very soft type of cake that is lightly charred with a very pleasant banana leaf smell. It is then topped with salted duck eggs, margarine and grated coconut.
I know Christmas is long way gone but definitely there’s no one stopping me to bake this Filipino Christmas favourite which I highly suggest you should try. Though it is not cooked in the traditional manner of using charcoals and terracotta pots this is the next best thing, just remember to use a banana leaf lining as that gives it that unique flavour.
favorite ko to pag Christmas season na!:) Paglabas ng simbahan..bili agad hehehe try ko to..ang dami ko nang nakapila na gagawin na galing sa blog mo!:)
I am all about celebrating Chritmas again in March if I can have one of these. I have not ever had one of these. I wonder if they sell these in the World wide house where I just found the hugest Phillipines market in HK. It is in Central right across the street from exchange square. Was it here when you lived here? Take care, BAM
My mom made these bibingka muffins over christmas also! I love them!!! It tastes (almost) like the local filipino bibingka, with with a Western twist! I wonder if you can use banana leaves as muffins liners? That would be an idea!!!
Well, ok, sorry, didn’t read the recipe thoroughly and jumped ahead. Your recipes does call for banana leaves, hehehe.
I always enjoy stopping by to see what you have created…I imagine Bibingka is looked forward to at Christmas.
This is one of the best after simbang gabi treat next to puto bumbong. I like that you used muffin pan and lined with banana leaves.
Funny, always crave English Christmas goodies in June, when it is winter here so,I always make them out of season.
Christmas in March sounds like a wonderful idea! These look great – and they’re new to me. Fun recipe – thanks.
I made these last night! Sarap na sarap sila!! 🙂 Thank you!!! 😀
Thanks for trying it out 🙂
Do the eggs have to be salted duck eggs?
Sorry for the late reply but yes. It needs to the salty duck egg is a good complement for the sweet bread.
Ohh i miss Christmas sa Pinas!!…I will definitely try this at home when i have time…Im one of those who share the same passions for food and i liked your blog!!!
When you say rice flour are you referring to sweet rice flour (Mochiko)? Please let me know because I want to try making this. Salamat
Its the normal rice flour, I think Mochiko is glutinous rice flour.
Hello, can i steam instead of baking?
Unfortunately not, it will become something like puto.