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Espasol Recipe

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only needs four basic ingredients. Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Espasol is another kind of rice cake that is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar, and coconut milk. This Filipino delicacy hails from the province of Laguna. It is a popular and usually expected ‘Pasalubong’ (a homecoming gift to friends or loved ones) if someone goes to Laguna.

This recipe actually needs four basic ingredients which you can still cut down into three, skipping the vanilla extract if needed. Its simplicity is probably what makes it appealing but don’t be fooled as it is quite filling for a snack. A special Espasol would have toasted strips of coconut or grated coconut in it.

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Although the process is quite simple and straight-forward, it will require some muscle work with the stirring while combining the solids and the liquids. It can get quite difficult to stir when the sticky dough is forming. But you should not get discouraged, it only takes a few minutes. And what is a bit of muscle exercise, should be good for you!

I have made other types of rice cakes before, like suman sa lihiya, biko or kalamay, kutsinta, buchi and palitaw and it is amazing how many varieties of Filipino rice cakes there are and how different they can be from one another even when they share mostly the same ingredients.  

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Armin’s first Espasol experience is something more like a slow realization. As he had his first bite, he looked quite unsure what it was that he ate. But he informed me, on his third roll, that he was growing fond of them. I actually caught him playing with a piece as they are quite squishy. Yup! I have a big kid for a husband!????????   

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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Espasol Recipe

Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 134 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or pan over medium-low heat, toast the glutinous rice flour while stirring every so often until it turns slightly brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. While waiting, combine the rest of the ingredients in a pot or saucepan and bring to boil. Cook until sugar is completely dissolved and let it simmer for about another 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat on the rice flour to low. Remove 1/2 cup from the rice flour and set aside. Then slowly pour the liquids into the center of the pan while continuously stirring from the middle going out, mixing in the flour into the liquids as you go. It will be very sticky so use a wooden spoon or something that is sturdy. Keep on stirring until it forms a sticky dough.
  4. Transfer the sticky dough to a flat surface that is generously dusted with the reserved toasted glutinous rice flour. Flaten the dough to about half an inch thick. Cut into logs (about 4 inches long) using a knife or dough cutter. Roll each log in toasted rice flour. Wrap each piece with baking paper or simply serve on a plate.
Nutrition Facts
Espasol Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Try this easy Espasol recipe. A hearty and healthy snack that only need 4 basic ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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This Post Has 12 Comments
    1. Hi Caroline, Espasol are at their best when freshly made and refrigerating them will make them hard. I suggest packing them individually and placing them in a container where they may last for a couple of days (maybe 3-4 days).

  1. Hi Bebs … thank you for sharing the awesome recipes. I would like to know as for the coconut milk to be exact 1 can is equivalent to how many mililitres?
    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Sharifah, it is about 13.5 fl. oz or 400 ml. I added it to the recipe. You can also see at the bottom of the ingredients section the words “US Customary – Metric”. You can always click this to see the metric equivalent. Thanks!

  2. Hi Bebs! This espasol recipe brought my husband and I back to our childhood and our country. I’ve tried a lot of your recipes ( pochero, chicken afritada, pork adobo, egg pie, fresh lumpia , pandedal and egg pie ) and all came out awesome and so authentic! I just want you to know how grateful I am for you sharing your wondeful recipes. So happy I found your site.

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