Tibok Tibok Recipe
Tibok Tibok is a pudding, that originated in Pampanga, a highly urbanised province located in Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Pampanga is known for its superb cuisine, that people from around the Philippines would visit the place to sample its many delicious food.
Tibok tibok is one of these delicious fare. It is traditionally made from carabao milk and tastes like maja blanca, another of Philippines delicious pudding. Tibok tibok is an onomatopoeia for heartbeat. Filipinos hear the sound tibok tibok tibok as the heart beats 🙂 Apparently you can tell the tibok tibok is cooked when the little bubbles on top start to pulsate slowly and making a little sounds like the beating of the heart.
This pudding is surely a heartwarming flan.
The recipe follows below:
- 6 cups carabao’s milk (or whole cow’s milk)
- 1/3 cup glutinous rice powder (ground pudding rice)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 lime zest
- 1/3 cup latik
- oil for greasing
- Using a large non-stick sauce pan or a wok over a low heat, mix the carabao’s milk (or whole cow’s milk), glutinous rice powder, cornstarch and sugar. Stir continuously until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Add lime zest and stir some more until smooth and start to pulsate like a heart beating. tibok…tibok, tibok… 🙂 🙂 🙂
- Grease a baking tray lightly with oil.
- Pour mixture in and spread evenly across the pan.
- Leave the mixture to cool, then top with latik. Divide into squares.
Ready to serve and enjoy!