Palitaw is a traditional Filipino snack made from sticky rice flour, sugar, coconut, and roasted sesame seeds. It derives its name from the manner by which it is cooked: a flattened, moist mixture of flour and water is dropped in boiling water. Once it floats, it is drained to be dredged with sugar, coconut, and roasted sesame seeds.

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To make Palitaw is as easy as 1-2-3. This was demonstrated by Teacher Je to the children of Preschool A and Preschool B last August 24. All the children participated in making the Palitaw—from mixing the ingredients, to rolling Palitaw balls and flattening them, to waiting for them to float, to dredging them into sugar, coconut, and roasted sesame seeds, and of course, eating them. And as expected, every bit of the yummy Palitaw was wiped out.

Ingredients needed to make Palitaw:

Sticky Rice flour

Water

Sugar

Toasted Sesame seeds

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Teacher Je showing the recipe chart

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Teacher Je rolling sticky rice balls

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T. Kim and Ate Donna helping Martin and Basti roll and flatten the sticky rice balls. 

More photos of T. Je’s palitaw cooking activity here.

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