Worlds of Flavor 2023 | Sweet Ginger Bibingka Sized for Web 600x600

Sweet Ginger Bibingka

200 small servings

4 Hours

Liza Cheng / Chef / The Perfect Purée

Ingredients for Sweet Ginger Glaze:

Method for Sweet Ginger Glaze:

  1. Combine Sweet Ginger with powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix until homogenized.

Ingredients for Sweet Ginger Bibingka:

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • ½ cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • sweet ginger glaze, to taste
  • banana leaves, optional
  • shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • salted duck egg, optional

Method for Sweet Ginger Bibingka:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together the rice flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and add the melted butter, coconut milk and eggs. Whisk mixture until homogenized.
  3. If using banana leaves: line the baking tin, prep the banana leaves by washing and drying them. Butter the leaves and leave edges with a 1–2-inch overhang.
  4. Pour mixture into lined/buttered muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. If adding cheese and/or salted egg, remove from oven and top with cheese and/or salted egg. Return to oven and bake the bibingka until golden brown. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Brush the bibingka with sweet ginger glaze, and place under broiler at 450°F for about 2 minutes or until a top crust forms from caramelization.