Biko Langka

Satisfy your sweet cravings with a heavenly bite of Biko Langka! 😍🍚 This Filipino delicacy is a burst of flavour in every bite! Who else loves indulging in this irresistible treat? #BikoLangka #FilipinoDessert #SweetTooth.  Biko langka is a sweet and sticky rice cake made with coconut milk, latik, and jackfruit. It’s the perfect snack or dessert for any occasion!

Biko Langka, a delicious and easy-to-make Filipino dessert. This classic Filipino dessert that has been enjoyed for generations, a sweet and sticky rice cake that is usually topped with ripe jackfruit or langka. Due to its preparation process during the old days Biko Langka is usually served as a dessert during special occasions such as birthdays, fiestas, and other celebrations but with new methods like using rice cookers and canned coconut milk, preparing this dessert nowadays is quite easy. It can also be found in some Filipino bakeries or sold by street vendors. This dessert can be consumed on its own or paired with coffee or tea.

The origin of Biko Langka can be traced back to the pre-colonial era in the Philippines. During this time, rice was a staple food and was often used to make desserts. As time passed, different variations of rice cakes appeared, and the use of other ingredients like jackfruit was introduced.

Biko Langka is a fusion of two Filipino sweets: Biko and Langka. Biko in its most basic form is simple rice cake made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, and sugar where other flavours and toppings can be added, while Langka is a fruit that is commonly found in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Langka on its own can be consumed as it is but it is also an ingredient used in many desserts like Halo Halo, Minatamis na Langka, Turon, Ginataang Halo Halo and Sapin Sapin to name some.

Biko Langka is one of the easiest Biko variations to make. I always request this type of Biko with my wife and now is a staple in our household and it a family favourite, sweet and sticky dessert with a rich coconut flavour. The jackfruit adds a touch of sweetness and a tropical flavour. The overall taste is very unique and delicious.

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Biko Langka

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Biko langka is a sweet and sticky rice cake made with coconut milk, latik, and jackfruit. It’s the perfect snack or dessert for any occasion!


Ingredients

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Rice Cake

Topping


Instructions

  1. In a rice cooker combine all rice cake ingredients then cook until the rice is ready but not dry.
  2. Line a rectangular baking pan (11.5 x 7.5 in) then pour the cooked rice mixture, flatten and distribute evenly across the dish.
  3. Bake on a 180C pre-heated oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until biko looks firm and slightly toasted on the edges.
  4. Remove from oven, top it with latik then let it cool before serving.

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8 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    You did not cut it? Would love to see what it looks like inside.

  2. I’m not familiar with Biko Langka, but I’ve never really met a dessert that I didn’t like. I’d love to try a slice of this one with the jackfruit in there!






  3. Michelle says:

    I love jackfruit – this biko langka is such a delicious fusion! That richness from the coconut milk paired with fresh sweet jackfruit.. would love to know more about how to make latik? 🙂






  4. I have never had jackfruit prepared this way…looks so rich and tempting!

  5. Neil says:

    It’s not easy to get jackfruit here in Scotland. But if I see it in the shops at any time I know it’s going to remind me of this superb dessert. Or either that I’ll just have to visit the Philippines soon to sample it!






  6. Inger says:

    Looks like a lasagna, but it’s sweet. I’m in!

  7. Sounds delicious, Raymund. And it also sounds easy to make. I may give this one a go. I think I can find jackfruit in syrup at our local H Mart.

  8. I just recently had my first jackfruit, and liked it very much. But it was a savory preparation, so I’m curious to see how it would be with dessert. Thanks for the link to the instructions on how to make Latik.

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