Tibok Tibok Recipe

Tibok Tibok, photo by Arnold Gamboa

Tibok Tibok Recipe

Tibok Tibok is a pudding that originated in Pampanga, a highly urbanised province located in Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Pampanga is known for its superb cuisine, that people from around the Philippines would visit the place to sample its many delicious foods.

Tibok tibok is one of these delicious fares.

It is traditionally made from carabao milk and tastes like Maja Blanca, another of Philippines’ delicious pudding.  Tibok tibok is an onomatopoeia for the heartbeat.

Apparently, you can tell the tibok tibok is cooked when the little bubbles on top start to pulsate slowly and making the sound of a beating heart.

This pudding is surely a heartwarming flan.

The recipe follows below:

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups carabao’s milk (or whole cow’s milk)
  • 1/3 cup glutinous rice powder (ground pudding rice)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 lime zest
  • 1/3 cup latik
  • oil for greasing

 

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Using a large non-stick sauce pan or a wok over a low heat, mix the carabao’s milk (or whole cow’s milk), glutinous rice powder, cornstarch and sugar. Stir continuously  until the mixture starts to thicken.
  2. Add lime zest and stir some more until smooth and start to pulsate like a heart beating. tibok…tibok, tibok… 🙂 🙂 🙂
  3. Grease a baking tray lightly with oil.
  4. Pour mixture in  and spread evenly across the pan.
  5. Leave the mixture to cool, then top with latik. Divide into squares.

Ready to serve and enjoy!

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