Pasalubong is an intergral part of our culture as Filipinos. That is why whenever I travel to other places I make sure that I buy something for my family and friends. One of the most remarkable is the Puto Bagol of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
Puto Bagol made of rice and sweet coconut meat is so delectable. You would surely crave for it!
Karasa la! (Waray-waray term for delicious)
Below is a recipe for you to experience the heavenly taste of this sweet.
1 kilo ground rice (dry)
½ kilo brown sugar
10 cups coconut meat
3 tablespoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
10 clean medium coconut shells (with 5 holes in the bottom)
· Put the brown sugar in a pan. Mix it with coconut meat and vanilla and cook it over in moderate heat, constantly stirring until it become sticky.
· Add the salt to enhance its taste. This would serve as the fillings.
· Prepare the coconut shells and fill it with the ground rice and spread it, just thin. Then put the fillings.
· Cover the top with the ground rice spread until smooth, 1 inch close to brim or shell.
· Steam half an hour.
· Remove the Puto Bagol from the coconut shells. Then toast it.
· The Puto Bagol is now ready for serving.