Mixed cassava cake is one of the simple and affordable cakes of the Hindu community in Bali. Rural people love very much this kind of cake. Moreover, farmers often enjoy it as a substitute for rice. Its main ingredient is cassava mixed with sticky rice, grated coconut, brown sugar and salt.
In the past, people made the cassava a staple food. Understandably, the rice was very expensive at that time, even it was hard to get. At least, the cassava was cut into small pieces and then boiled and sprinkled with salt. To get different flavors, people made the cakes in various preparations. One of them is this mixed cassava cake.
The making of it is very simple. First of all, cassava is peeled and cut into small elongated shape. Alternatively, people can also use a slicer. Before that, prepare sticky rice at adequate amount. It is then soaked for 24 hours and then drained. The cassava and sticky rice are steamed for about 10 minutes. Take out when they have been cooked.
Afterward, prepare brown sugar sauce and grated coconut. Add a little salt to the grated coconut so that it has a flavor. How to serve it? At first, prepare a dish and banana leaf as the base. Take an adequate amount of cassava cake and mixed with grated coconut. Having well mixed, top it with brown sugar sauce to taste.
Children really like this kind of cassava cake sprinkled with brown sugar sauce. Unlike the old people, they sometimes are reluctant to sweet foods. Recently, it is difficult to find this king of cake, let alone at urban areas. However, traditional markets usually still sell it. Nevertheless, the urban communities are often longing for enjoying this cake. If they happen to have a promenade to village, they usually buy it. (BTN/kmb)
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