'- 1 package (16 ounces or two cups) frozen grated cassava, thawed- 2 cups coconut juice- 1 cup sugar- 1/4 teaspoon salt- 1 teaspoon lye water- 3 drops Ube Food Coloring, optional- 2 drops Pandan Extract, optional- 2 cups grated mature coconut- shredded cheese, optional
- Bring water to a boil in the bottom of a steamer.- In a bowl, combine cassava, coconut juice, and sugar. Mix well until sugar is dissolved. Add lye water and mix well.- If using food color and extracts, divide the mixture into three small bowls. Add a few drops of ube coloring in one bowl and pandan extract on the second bowl. Leave the third plain.- Let stand for about 30 minutes to one hour.- Pour into individual molds and arrange molds in a steamer. Steam for about 40 to 50 minutes or until translucent and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.- Remove from steamer and refrigerate to about 20 to 30 minutes to completely cool and set.- Remove from molds and roll in coconut to fully coat. If preferred, roll half of the batch in shredded cheese for variety.