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Monday, May 5, 2008

Maja Blanco - A Very Easy Dessert

Another dessert that I brought once in a potluck get-together is Maja Blanco. I'm sure all Filipinos out there will agree with me that this is the easiest dessert there is.

(Corn Starch Pudding with Caramelized Coconut Milk Topping or Latik)

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 can coconut milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 can Corn Cream Style

1 can coconut milk

1. Mix the first 3 ingredients - sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, boil coconut milk and evaporated milk until bubbly. Then lower heat and add the mixture in #1 above. Stir constantly until smooth and pasty.
3. When already smooth and pasty, stir in the corn cream style until well incorporated.
4. Pour into a dish to mold then add the toppings.

Pour the coconut milk in a pan and cook until bubbly then lower heat and stir constantly until reduced and caramelized and crunchy. Be careful not to burn. Remove from heat then put on top of the maja.

Maja Blanco is already good as it is, but putting Latik on top makes it yummier.
However, making Latik is time consuming since
you need to be in front of the stove stirring it all the time.
To save time, you can cook the toppings in advance and
just keep it in the freezer until you need it.
When the need comes, just thaw it in the microwave and
presto you have instant Latik in no time.


  1. Hi Mira, looks yummy! will try it someday soon:)

    I used to put pineapple din sa maja ko instead of corn..

  2. Maja Blanco or Maja Blanca is a very famous dessert for Filipinos especially for Kapampangans like me. It's only now I realized that it'e easy to make after checking your blog.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  3. Hi Amy, I never tried maja with pineapple. That sounds interesting, maybe I should try that too next time.

  4. Hi Aidisan, I actually got this recipe from my kapampangan bestfriend!

  5. latik?
    hindi ko pa ito natikman...

    i know this recipe by Amy....
    pero i try Mais, in can, kasi madali lang....masarap din.

    amy told me this recipe.....

  6. hello po. padalaw lang po. masarap nga po yan. subukan ko for my kids. Thanks

  7. I just happened to find your blog - I'm so excited - I've wanted to learn more about Phillipino cooking for so long and now I can do it - yayyyy!!!!

  8. Hi Mira.. Checking your maja recipe here.. I'll try this tonight.. :) Thanks!

  9. Thank you for this recipe mukhang masarap at madaling lutuin. May isang tip lang ako yung coconut oil na ma pro-produce pag niluto ang latik ay pwedeng ilagay sa buhok, naalala ko ang lola ko nung gumagawa sya ng mga kakanin itinatabi nya ang coconut oil at pinapahid sa buhok nya, wala syang balakubak at ang ganda ng buhok nya at healty scalp.

  10. OMG!!! I love Maja! I work with a bunch of Filipinos and they used to always bring Maja and I would stare at them... It's so delicious! Now, I can make my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. nindot ang inyong gidalit nga recipe!

  12. tried it. the recipe is perfect! indeed, making the latik takes patience... it's like an arm workout in itself!

  13. This is a great recipe! Originally from Manila and came to USA in 1968 as a teener. I love maja blanco and all sorts of kakanin (ie ube (luv it), sapin sapin, kutsinta (love this too). Been to the Philippines 5 times since but failed to eat any kakanin. I don't have these ingredients for I have to go to the commissary at the base.
    Thanks Amy. I can do this easy recipe. Danny kabigting, Lorton, Virginia US

  14. Hi. I'm looking for a maja blanco recipe for a week now. d ako mapakali because today is my nephew's birthday gusto-gusto kong gumawa ng maja blanca. i'm very happy na nasearch ko 'tong recipe mo. i wanna try this. Thanks. Juliet

  15. hi. i tried ur recipe it turned out very good hmmmmm yum yum