- 1/4 cup sesame seeds- 1/2 cup sugar- 2 cups glutinous rice flour- 1 cup water- 1 cup grated mature coconut- water for boiling


- In a pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds, stirring frequently, for about 30 to 40 seconds or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool. - In a bowl, combine toasted sesame seeds and sugar. Set aside.- In a bowl, combine rice flour and water and mix into a soft, pliable dough. - Divide the dough into portions and using the palm of hands, shape into balls and then flatten into oval disks about 1/4-inch thick.- In a pot over medium heat, bring about 5-inch deep of water into a rolling boil.- Individually drop the rice patties into the boiling water, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the patties float to the surface, - Using a slotted spoon, remove from the water and drain well. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined platter to keep from sticking together and let cool just enough to touch.- While still warm, roll the palitaw on grated coconut to fully coat. - Sprinkle with sesame-sugar mixture before serving.

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