SPAM® Bibingka

SPAM® Bibingka

1 hour and 30 mins 18 servings

Filipinos are known to be religious people. During the Christmas Season, they would devout themselves to hear a nine-day series of masses called Simbang Gabi. This is in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in anticipation for Christmas. After which, worshippers would celebrate the teachings they have learned and bond with the church community. Together they would eat Bibingka, a traditional Filipino dessert or snack similar to a rice cake, and discuss the insights they have gained during the mass.

Ingredients

  • SPAM® 1-2 cans of SPAM® Classic (cut into slices 1cm wide x 3cm long)
  • 1 1/2 kg laon rice, washed and soaked overnight with water (just enough to cover rice)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 kg sugar
  • 1/2 bar butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup gata
  • 10 whole eggs
  • Banana Leaf
  • Optional: Slices of cheese

Directions

  • 1.Soak rice overnight, then drain
  • 2.Add water to 1” (2.5cm) above the rice
  • 3.Grind soaked rice twice in food processor or blender, or ask your “suki” in the market to grind it for you
  • 4.Blend the following in a medium bowl:
  • 5.1 can evaporated milk
  • 6.1 cup coconut milk
  • 7.3/4 kg sugar
  • 8.1/4 bar butter, melted
  • 9.1/4 cup + 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 10.2 tbsp yeast
  • 11.Let mixture sit for 1 hour
  • 12.After 1 hour, add 10 whole eggs
  • 13.Line molder with banana leaf and scoop 1/2 to 3/4 cup (depending on size of molder) of Bibingka mix
  • 14.Top generously with slices of SPAM® Classic. Add cheese if desired
  • 15.Bake in over for 25-30 minutes or until cooked
  • 16.Brush on remaining ¼ bar of butter (melted), and dust with sugar

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