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Pauline A. December 21, 2017
Love your story. Trying a few different recipes right now... interesting and I love the chewy taste. ENAK! ;-)
rin April 17, 2017
You should also try wingko (also called wingko babat), another Indonesian cake. It's also chewy but is flavored with coconuts. It's similar to the Filipino bibingka that I saw someone else mentioned in the comments.
Efiya F. April 14, 2016
Wow, thank you for such a wonderful piece about the cake of my homecountry. It's one of the underappreciated cakes locally. In the capital city, the few cakeshops who make bika ambon often have only small, one-manned shops in random locations. While in its hometown, its popularity as culinary souvenir is now overshadowed by rolled cakes. Why a North Sumatran cake ends up with the name of a city in Eastern Indonesia (Ambon), instead of adopting its hometown name (Medan), remains a mystery.
pbf April 13, 2016
To Laura, I think it was nice of Rebecca and Liz to help you with conversions. But really, so yourself a favor and buy a kitchen scale. They are small, cheap and WONDERFUL! Baking -- especially in grams -- becomes much easier and if you have a scale with a tare function -- and I believe all the electronic scales do have this, you can save on the number of bowls you will have to clean up and measuring utensils. But the real boon is that it is exact and reliable. I don't buy baking cookbooks if they don't give weight measurements -- I have become so devoted to my scale!
Rebecca April 13, 2016
1 1/4 cups coconut milk (300 millimeters = 10.14 oz.), 1 packet yeast (7 grams = 0.25 oz = 1 packet), 7.05 oz. tapioca flour (200 grams) and 7.5 oz. sugar (200 grams), 0.88 oz. melted butter (~2 Tablespoons). Please correct me if I'm wrong!
Laura H. April 13, 2016
Has anybody converted the measurements to more American-style measurements? I don't have a scale and don't usually measure things in grams.
Fairmount_market January 28, 2016
This sounds sort of like the Filipino dessert bibingka, which is absolutely addictive: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-markings-bibingka-99486
Sarah J. January 28, 2016
Wowowowow that sounds like a cross between this and the mochi cake. That's a match made in (my personal) cake heaven. Gotta give this one a try! Thanks for sharing!
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