FOOD BUSINESS: How to make Palitaw de Leche

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For yema:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract or essence

For palitaw:

  • 2 cups of glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
  • Grated coconut


  1. Make yema first. Mix egg yolks, vanilla extract, and condensed milk in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes creamy in color.
  3. Stop cooking and set aside until it cools down. Proceed to making palitaw.
  4. Make your dough by combining glutinous rice flour and water.
  5. Scoop a tablespoon or 2 tablespoons of the dough. Mold it into a ball before flattening it using your hands.
  6. Get a small scoop of yema and put it in the middle of the flattened dough.
  7. Enclose yema by wrapping the dough around it to form a ball.
  8. Boil some water in a cooking pit. Slowly put the dough pieces into it.
  9. Scoop out each dough as it floats. Set aside to allow water to properly drip.
  10. Roll each cooked dough into grated coconut with sugar and sesame seeds. Serve or sell.

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