Perfect For Christmas: Rice Macaroons With A Twist
Belle Piccio | Dec 22, 2016
Not to be confused with the sandwich cookie called “macarons,” these desserts both start off with a base of egg whites and sugar. When we simply say “macaroons,” it is automatically assumed that we are referring to these delicious little cupcakes with coconuts for its main ingredient.
In a school located at Brgy. Ramon Torres, Bago City, Negros Occidental, teachers teaches their students bake or cook healthy and organic recipes for their Home Economics subject. One of the recipes is the black rice macaroons.
READ: Black Rice Macaroons
According to a teacher and food developer of Ramon Torres National High School, Ms. Circes Sison, the discovery of the black rice macaroons was accidental. It was during the time when they joined the Organic Festival of Negros Occidental Province a few years ago. The school’s main entrée was black rice coffee but they didn’t want any ingredients put to waste. They thought of another product to include the rice used in producing the coffee instead of just throwing it away. And… viola! They thought of including it in making macaroons because the texture of the rice is somehow like of desiccated coconut.
They shared to us the improved black rice macaroons recipe.
Black Rice Macaroons
- black rice, roasted and steamed
- liquid glucose
- condensed milk
- refined sugar
- sapal (coconut meat residue)
- In a container, soften the butter until it is creamy in texture.
- Add the eggs and sugar alternately. Mix well.
- Add the flour and condensed milk alternately. Mix well.
- Add the sapal and liquid glucose. Mix well.
- Add the black rice, both steamed and roasted. Gently mix.
- Pour the batter in a molder.
- Bake in moderate heat for 15 minutes, around 180 degrees C.
- Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes or until it cools down.
- Serve and enjoy!
The black rice macaroons recipe is just so easy to follow. You can even let your little ones help you, a perfect bonding time for your kids! You can also pack it as a gift for your friends or get orders from them!
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How to Get There
Bago City is located 21.5 kilometers south of the provincial capital of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City. It is a 30-minute drive from the center of Bacolod, and an hour's drive from the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head) or a cab and ask to be dropped off at the nearest station for buses/vans that will pass through Bago City.
From Bacolod, you can ride a bus/PUVs going to Bago City at the south terminal.