A specialty of the Philippines, this sweet bread is heavy with coconut milk. A grating of cheese cuts the sugar just a bit.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 4 cups grated fresh cassava
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
NOTE: Cassava, also known as Manioc, tapioca or yucca, can be found in Filipino or Latin American food stores. Usually sold frozen and grated. Mix together the cassava with the coconut milk, melted butter and eggs. Stir in the white sugar, salt, vanilla, cheese and lemon rind.
Pour batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 C) for 30-35 minutes or until done.
To Make Topping: Put 2 cups coconut milk, condensed milk, flour, and some grated cheese in a saucepan and boil, stirring constantly. When thick, add the slightly beaten egg yolks. Cook for two minutes. Spread on top of the cooked cassava and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for ten minutes or until golden brown.