Yikes! Has it been a week since I last posted a recipe? Forgive me, my faithful ones. I’ve been sort of preoccupied…with Once Upon a Time reruns on Netflix. Seriously. That show with its twisted fairy tale stories has me glued in front of the TV for hours on end.
It’s been awhile, too, since we had something sweet here at Kawaling Pinoy. I have a few lined up but let me start with something super simple, minatamis na langka. And when I say super simple, it can’t any quicker and easier than stewing ripe jackfruit in simple syrup. The hardest part in making minatamis na langka is removing the pits from the flesh! Fresh langka is hard to come by so when I do find it, I usually buy a good amount. Half of the fruit I consume on its own and the remaining half I bottle in sugary syrup to use in other desserts such as ginataang bilo-bilo, banana turon or halo-halo. Guys! Make your minatamis na langka today as in the next few days, I will be sharing with you a delicious recipe you will be needing your batch of sweetened langka. See you then!
- 2 pounds (about 3 to 4 cups) ripe jackfruit flesh, pitted
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- Wash pitted jackfruit and drain well.
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved.
- Add jackfruit and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until syrup is thickened (the longer you cook, the thicker the syrup). Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Transfer into clean jars with tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for future use.