Ta - Ko (Rice Flour Custard with Coconut Cream)

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Ta - Ko (Rice Flour Custard with Coconut Cream)

Ta-ko is made from flour, coconut cream, and sugar. There are two parts of Ta - ko; the main part consists of flour and sugar, and the topping contains coconut cream, flour, and salt. To make variation, other ingredients can be added to have more various tastes such as corn, nut grass, and taro and they are called by their names e.g. Taro Ta-Ko, Nut Ta-Ko, etc.

Ingredients of the main part
1 1/2 cups mung bean flour
1/4 cup cassava flour
7 1/2 cups pandanus leaves water
4 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cooked nut grass (dice)

1. Mix mung bean flour and cassava flour together.
2. Add pandanus leaves water into the flour gradually. Stir well.
3. Put the mixture in Step.2 into the pan. Stir well over high heat till the mixture becomes thick then add sugar. Lower the heat to medium, stir till the mixture is thick and clear. Add nut grass, stir for a while. Set aside.
4. Drop the mixture into the middle of pandanus leaves cups

Ingredients of topping
1 1/2 cups corn flour
4 tsp. salt
7 1/2 cups (3 1/2 cups coconut cream, 4 cups coconut milk) coconut milk

1. Mix corn flour, salt, and coconut milk together. Stir well.
2. Bring the mixture in Step 1 to stir over medium heat till the mixture is thick. Remove. Drop over the main part in pandanus leaves.

Methods of making pandanus leaves cups
1. Pandanus leaves
2. Green thread
3. Needle No.94. Scissors

1. Cut both ends of pandanus leaves. Divide the leaves into 5-inches squar es. Cut along the line.
2. Fold the right square.
3. Continue folding the rest.
4. Fold the last part into the cup. Sew the top and the lower ends.

Makes:180 pieces