Adora from Adora’s Box and Diona from Tita Flips picked WHITE for the most popular time of the year for wedding. I thought it was perfect since I was helping my cousin make her wedding flowers. Actually The mother was the one that made them. I just helped organized and tag them. It took a couple of weeks to figure out what to make. Since I was in the mist of planning multiple events, I figured I could use the very favors The Mother wanted to make for her party.
Cassava Suman to be exact. This is a take on pichi pichi but without the coconut shaving. We also added coconut milk for the coconut flavor. I do have to admit, I didn’t actually make the dish this time. The Mother had to since I was manning The Son. We were experimenting and bouncing ideas from each other about the recipe. It took a couple of tries before it achieved the consistency of our liking. The Daughter kept asking for more while we were getting them ready for The Mother’s party.
4 Packs of Thawed Grated Cassava
1 Can of Coconut Milk
2 Tsp of Lye Water
3 Cups of Sugar
- Mix all the ingredients together. You might find that mixing everything by hand is much easier than using a whisk or spatula.
- Heat the mixture in the microwave for about 5 minutes. When I tried to make pichi pichi in the microwave, The Mother thought we could use the same technique for the suman. It is quite difficult with this mixture to roll it in the banana leaves.
- Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and wrap the banana leaves. One day I’ll actually wrap them really nice but mine generally looks slightly strange.
- Steam for 20 minutes.
This is how The Mother wrapped all of them.
We also made the Rice Version Cassava Version
These are the flowers we made for the wedding
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