Everytime we go home to Ilocos, we always bring home 2 or 3 as pasalubongs to our friends, in addition to the many orders from my siblings, even all the way here in the States. This recipe came from my cousin, Mitos, who married a Formoso. I heard his Formoso aunt made and sold the original royal bibingka which has now become the family business. Am sure some people would argue with that statement but this really tastes like the real McCoy. That’s all that matters.
5 cups glutinous rice
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh milk
2 cans coconut milk
1 can condensed milk (divide in half)
banana leaves (optional)
Mix all together, include 1/2 can of condensed milk. Lightly grease a 9-1/2 x 13″ pan and then line pan with banana leaves. Grease banana leaves and then pour mixture. Bake at 350 deg. for an hour or till done. When set or after baking, add the reserved 1/2 can condensed milk on top and then broil for 5 mins.