Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

October 13, 2010

Suman sa Morón

Labels: , , , , ,

Suman sa Moron
Suman sa Moron

This is the third time I made this kind of suman and unlike the previous two [inedible] suman sa moron, this recipe I adapted from here is the best and most probably the most authentic. I'm not from the Visayas region where this type of suman comes from and didn't have them back in the Philippines either. But I can honestly say this recipe makes the most delicious and very soft suman with a strong smoky chocolate flavor (from Antonio Pueo tablea) and this suman is now on our list of all-time favorite Filipino treats. I can't stop eating them; they're great as a snack and for breakfast with barako coffee or hot ginger tea.

Suman sa morón is a cigar-shaped two-toned rice cake made with both glutinous and regular rice flours cooked in coconut milk, sugar, chocolate, and peanuts, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed for an hour. The recipe has julienned cheddar cheese added to the chocolate portion but I omitted it. I don't know the exact amount of chocolate to substitute for the tablea if you can't find them in your area. You can start with 8 ounces of semi-sweet or dark chocolate and just eyeball the color and texture, taste the cooked paste, and adjust to your preference.

Chocolate Tablea

Suman sa Morón
½ cup glutinous rice flour
1½ cups regular rice flour
4 ounces whole milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup fine muscovado (raw) sugar, or more to taste
8 chocolate tablea, softened with 2 tablespoons hot water
¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups coconut milk, divided
julienned cheddar cheese, optional
banana leaves, cut into 8 x 10-inch pieces
about 4 dozens 5-inch long kitchen strings
  • With a wire whisk, thoroughly mix the 2 types of flour and divide equally into two parts.
  • In a non-stick wok, place one part of the rice mixture, add the sugar, whole milk, and 1 cup coconut milk. Stir until blended and cook, constantly stirring, on medium heat until thick. It will be lumpy but will become smooth as it thickens. Transfer into a plate and let cool.
  • In the same wok, place the rest of the flour mixture and add the remaining one cup coconut milk, muscovado sugar, chocolate, vanilla extract, and peanuts. Mix well and cook over medium heat while constantly stirring. Turn off the heat when mixture starts becoming oily and is smooth. Transfer into a plate and set aside to cool.
  • Pass the banana leaves over stove flame to make them supple.
  • Take a heaping tablespoonful of the chocolate mixture and place on the banana leaf wrapper. Sprinkle a little cheese, if using, before rolling with the banana leaf covering the mixture and roll into a ¾ inch thick rope. Take a heaping tablespoonful of the plain milk mixture and do the same process. Place the two ropes side by side and roll to form a thicker rope with the two colors fused together.
  • Roll the banana leaf to wrap tightly and tie a string at both ends to secure.
Suman sa Moron
  • Repeat the process until all of the two mixtures have been rolled and wrapped.
  • Steam in rapidly boiling water for 1 hour.

Suman sa Moron
best eaten when hot with a cup or two of strong barako coffee


KCC

Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine. Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

Suman, October's theme, is hosted by Sheryl http://crispywaffle.com/ and Divina http://www.sense-serendipity.com/

32 comments:

kayni said...

my goodness, i'm salivating right now. i've never tasted this type of suman, since i come from the Cordilleras. this looks good.

Maricel said...

Never had moron too but that looks definitely yummy. Am amazed at how much time you spend cooking and baking and wide the spectrum of what you try to do.

♥peachkins♥ said...

looks wonderful!

Joy said...

That is cool. I have never had this version of suman. It looks great.

caninecologne said...

hi oggi
really liked this post.

that dessert looks really interesting. i've never had that type of suman before. and i've never seen that type of chocolate before; it's not available in any of the filipino stores here in s.d.

chef_d said...

Wow wow wow!! I tasted something like this from Dumaguete but this one looks more chocolate-y. Great job!

oggi said...

Hi all, thanks....it's always great to discover a new type of yummy suman.

Maricel, I finally made the empanada kaliskis. They're yummy, so flaky and tender.

R, it's only recently that chocolate tableas became available at our local Filipino store. When they run out I buy them from here. The chocolate has an unrefined, earthy, and smoky flavor...very unique but some snobbish Pinoys think it's awful. We really love its flavor which reminds us of the champorrado we grew up eating.

Midge said...

I grew up eating sumang moron because of my grandmother who was from Leyte, the birthplace of moron. There's just something about the richness of these chocolate logs that puts a smile on people's faces. :D

Sidney said...

Looks very very tempting ! No doubt it must be delicious !

raissa said...

Yay for the moron! Thanks Oggi for featuring it! I am from Leyte and this is one of our native delicacies. It comes in many different varieties. You made the one with peanuts. There is also one that has cheese. If you find yourself visiting the Philippines, give me a heads up so I can send you some. My family knows where to order the best ones. You should also try the binagol. I think its more labor intensive to make but its oh so good!

caninecologne said...

thanks for the link oggi! :)

oggi said...

Midge, you're right, I probably have a smile when I eat this yummy suman.

Sidney, you should try it when you go to Leyte for photoshoots.

Raissa, I sure will, thanks. The binagol looks yummy but challenging, and I also love the ingredients. I might make some one of these days. I ate a few pieces with thin slices of aged Irish cheddar and I love the flavors too.

R, you're welcome. This online store is the best in service among several Filipino online stores.

cusinera said...

oggi, wow thanks for showing this kind of suman...never encounter this suman dish before, it's a keeper=) Now I have to wait for one of my relatives to go back to the Phil to get me those chocolate tablets.

Olive said...

wow, I've never had this type of suman before, it looks so delicious. I hope to try this someday..thanks for sharing :)

Annie said...

This is certainly a unique version of suman! I haven't tried this before but I can imagine the sweet, nutty flavor from the tablea. Thanks!

[cookiespink] said...

this looks so good!!

Trisha said...

Wow this is definitely a different take on the suman... and I love it!!! Spanish chocolate + sugar + sticky rice = perfect combo!

Cherrie Pie said...

I love this chocolately version. Thanks for sharing

raissa said...

We just had this last weekend when my sister's husband-to-be & his family came for the "pamanhikan". Moron is the delicacy of their place. We still have some left here. If only I can zap it to you. I can take a picture of it instead =D

oggi said...

Cusinera, Olive, Annie, Cookiespink, Trisha, CherriePie, thanks...you'll love the flavor combination of this unique suman.:)

Raissa, oh your sister is getting married. It's good to know uso pa ang pamanhikan. Yeah, send me a picture of the real thing.:D

Anonymous said...

This type of suman is popular in Leyte-Samar and my grandma used to make them on special occasion like Christmas and Fiesta. Thanks for sharing the recipe, much appreciated....

Anonymous said...

hi thanks God i found your website i love to cook and eat as well hehe well, i really want to try this suman moron but the problem is i dont even know what is muscovado sugar? where i can find it? thanks...

From Lai @ Reno Nevada

oggi said...

Lai,

Muscovado is raw sugar...light golden brown, either coarse or fine in texture. Sometimes I see them at the sugar/baking aisles in the grocery stores or try looking from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. You may substitute brown sugar.

Anonymous said...

oggi,
Thanks maybe im going to substitute brown sugar
much easier for me!!! thanks for the replied...
God bless u and keep sharing ur yummy foods!!!!

From LAI @ Reno Nevada

Anonymous said...

wow! nakakita din ako ng panibagong recipe ng moron...gustong gusto ko makakain ulit nito...namimiss ko na gawang moron ng nanay ko...she's from samar kasi, ibang style naman ginagawa nila ng lola ko sa moron, yung mas authentic way, instead of using tablea, yung mismong pinatuyong cacao gamit nila, tapos pinaflatten nila yung dalawang mixture ng moron, tapos niroroll nila, kaya parang pin wheel yung design niya kapag hiniwa... thanks a lot sa recipe, minsan try ko 'tong gawin...GOD bless and more power! ^___^

Anonymous said...

hi, thank you sa pag share ng recipe ng suman moron...i really love it.nakakakain kang ako nitong suman kapag binigyan kmi ng kumpare ni tatay galing probinsya. at talagang grabe ang sarap.at ngayon ko lang nalaman na taagang kakaiba ang pagluto nito......muli salamat sa recipe at kayang kaya kong lutuin ito..GOD BLESS!!

Anonymous said...

KEEP SHARING UR RECIPES IT HELPS ME A LOT..

rhea said...

Hi...tanx for sharing this yummy recipe. now i can prepare moron for my dear husband....he is from samar.i knew namimiss na kmain ng moron. God bless

Anonymous said...

yap they we have in Leyte very popular and delicious can't wait to eat it in my vacation soon... I'm from Leyte

elma javier said...

hi! thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe of suman sa moron. i want to try this recipe but i want more sticky suman than this.can u help me on how to adjust the ingredients.?thanks!

elma javier said...

hi! thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe of suman sa moron, i want to try this but i am confuse, because i want is more sticky suman than this. can you pls. help me on how to adjust the ingredients of glutinous rice flour and ordinary rice flour.? hanks and more power.

Anonymous said...

this is my favorite suman, used to buy in Mandaue Cebu when I was in 6th grade. Missed it. We'll try to Cook it. Thanks..

Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

 
Design by New WP Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premiumbloggertemplates.com