It’s been a long time since I am longing to make kutsinta but the thing that is preventing me from making this is the lye water, because it is not available in my place. Today, I am very happy that there is an option for lye water and that is the REDUCED BAKING SODA,
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp annatto powder ( atsuete)
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp reduced baking soda ( make sure it is REDUCED baking soda ) do not put too much or it will have an after taste effect- bitter.
1. Sift all the dry ingredients then combine everything and pour into molders and steam for 30 minutes or until done.
2. Remove from steamer then allow few minutes to cool before removing from the molders then serve with or without grated coconut.
To save time, prepare the steamer while you are preparing the kutsinta mixture, so that the water is already boiling after the preparation and you can steam right away.