How to Cook Maja Blanca With Cheese Topping

Updated on September 26, 2019
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Maja blanca with cheesy topping
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What Is Maja Blanca?

Maja blanca is a popular Filipino dessert that is essentially a creamy coconut pudding. The main ingredients consist of coconut milk and cornstarch, although some recipes suggest gelatine powder as an alternative to cornstarch.

Regional differences exist in the Philippines, as many provinces have their own variations of this creamy dessert. In my recipe, I added a twist to this Filipino classic by introducing a cheesy topping.

Ingredients
Ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 150 grams coconut powder
  • Grated cheese, as desired

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 6 medium bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • grater
  • fork
  • can opener

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • cooking spoon

For Molder:

  • baking pan or bowl

Instructions

  1. Dilute powdered coconut milk with water. Set aside.
  2. Dilute cornstarch with water. Set aside.
  3. In a pot, pour the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Add sugar, corn kernels, cornstarch, and milk. Stir continuously until all of the ingredients are well blended.
  5. Allow the maja blanca mixture to cook while stirring until it reaches your desired thickness.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a pan.
  7. Let it cool down; then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Plate the maja blanca. Top with grated cheese before serving.

Video: Maja Blanca With Cheese Topping

Tips and Techniques

  1. For a finer texture, use creamed corn instead of corn kernels.
  2. To make it softer, reduce the amount of cornstarch.
  3. Replace powdered coconut milk with freshly squeezed or canned coconut milk. (In this case, omit water from the recipe.)
  4. For even more cheese, add grated cheese into the mixture.

Creamy maja blanca with cheesy topping
Creamy maja blanca with cheesy topping | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Centfie,

        It's quite similar to coconut pudding in other places. I hope you could try this recipe.

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        Centfie 

        3 weeks ago from Kenya

        This is my first time to hear about maja blanca. I am happy to learn that it has simple ingredients and your recipe is easy to follow.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Tori,

        If you are familiar with coconut pudding, it's almost similar to this recipe. I hope you try cooking this maja blanca with cheese topping at home.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Linda,

        The combination of the creaminess of coconut, saltiness of cheese, and sweetness of corn is absolutely perfect. I hope you try this maja blanca with cheese topping recipe.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        In other places, this is the version of their coconut pudding.

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I've never thought of combining corn, coconut, and cheese. I like the idea. Thanks for sharing another interesting recipe.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I had never heard of this dish and it sounds very good. Thank you.

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        Tori Leumas 

        3 weeks ago

        This looks really interesting. I haven't ever eaten Maja Blanca before. I'm always curious to try new foods. I may try this.

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