Wingko Babat (Indonesian Grated Coconut Pancake)

I had the good fortune of finding sticky (glutinous) rice at the local organic market a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been experimenting with several recipes using this absolutely wonderful ingredient. Having spent my early childhood in Singapore, I am familiar and fond of recipes using sticky rice. This recipe is very simple to prepare and tastes divine. I consumed it with my cup of evening herbal tea and was transported to 7th. heaven!

200 gms grated coconut
100 gms glutinous rice
50 gms cashew butter
3 tbsp date paste
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp coconut milk (if needed)
Roast the glutinous rice and cool
Transfer to a blender and grind to a fine flour
In a bowl, combine coconut, flour, date paste, salt and cashew butter
If the dough is not moist enough, add coconut milk
Otherwise, skip the coconut milk
Divide the dough and shape into balls
Then flatten them on a heated girdle
Cook each side till golden brown
Remove from heat and serve

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