Suman is one of the most popular sweet sticky rice cake, a favorite meryenda here in the Philippines. The basic ingredients to make a suman are glutinous rice, coconut milk, brown sugar, lye and wrapped in banana leaves.
PUTO CUCHINTA 1/2 cup rice flour 2 tsp cornstarch 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 cup water 1/2 tsp annato powder dissolved in 1/2cup water 1 tsp lye solution grated coconut mixed with sugar Pour 1 cup water into a mixing bowl. Add annato water mixture. Add brown sugar. Add rice flour. Add cornstarch. Add lye water solution. Mix well. Pour into molds (3 or 4) Heat steamer and steam for 15 minutes. Drain excess water from molders. Remove from molders & serve w/ grated coconut w/ sugar