Sunday, November 21, 2010


Biko is one of my favorite snacks. It's one of the traditional Filipino snacks or dessert during special occasions like birthdays, parties, fiestas, and Christmas. It's a sweet made with glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and a caramel topping.

Ingredients are the following:

2 cups of kaning malagkit ( sticky rice )
3/4 cup of sugar
3 1/2 cups of diluted coconut milk
1/8 lb of butter

Biko Topping:

1 can of 15 oz. condensed milk
3/4 cup of rich coconut milk
2-3 tablespoon of flour for quick thickening


1. Grate and squeeze out milk from 2 coconuts. Save 3/4 cup of the first milk squeezed out (rich milk) for topping.

2. Dilute the rest of the coconut milk to make 3 1/2 cups. Or use 1 can (12 ounces) frozen coconut milk, saving 3/4 cup of the thick milk for topping and diluting the rest to make 3 1/2 cups.

3. Boil rice and coconut milk in a heavy pot stirring constantly to keep from burning (15 to 20 minutes).

4. When the rice is done and almost dry, lower the heat and add the sugar and butter. Mix well and set aside. When cool, add the egg.

3. Spread the rice mixture in a well buttered dish (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inch) and bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.

4. Prepare the topping. Combine all topping ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick (15 minutes). Pour topping over rice mixture in dish. Increase oven heat to 350 degrees.

5. Bake until top is brown (15 minutes.). Serve and eat.

sweetie norm

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Enjoy Your Weekend

Good morning to everyone. At last its Friday again, the end of my work. At least I can give so much time of my blogs and visit all my friends. A time to rest and give time to myself. To all my friends in blogging have a good day and enjoy your weekend.

sweetie norm

Friday, November 5, 2010

Picnic at Toronto Islands

It's me Norms at Toronto Centre Islands. We explore and having a picnic here last June 28, Saturday from ten o'clock in the morning to five o'clock in the evening. It was an awesome experiences together with my sister, niece, brother in law with friends and their family. There is no fixed road link from the mainland to the Toronto Islands, so therefore we rode on ferry boats and it was an amazing trip. I enjoyed so much and hope to visit soon there.

sweetie norm