They get hard and dry. It was sunny and bright, birds with large wings circled overhead lazily, gliding as if in slow motion. But he’d looked so intensely in her eyes, so intensely that the discomfort of the pebbles under her became irrelevant when he said, it’s okay, I love you. Please include Dads in that comment. It is 3 cups of coconut milk (from the 2 cans) and 2 cups of water. So they left. The overhead bulbs were bright and harsh. Grown up. Next time they met she told him that she had missed her period. He ran his hand over his hair and scratched it. Copyright © 2019 Bikozulu, All rights Reserved. at a square jawed man. Pandan Biko. We are in love with this recipe! Hi Ann, you mean coconut strips? Can you add coconut on top than add the caramel sauce . This story takes me back to my teenage. *** Your email address will not be published. Biko is a Filipino dessert made with glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. I like it when you smile, he’d say and she’d feel flames on her face. She looked up at him, in consternation and confusion. PAL Network is conducting a series of Policy Dialogues in Kenya to address such issues through research. The father will teach his sons to protect their sisters, cousins, and neighbours. But instead of just boiling the sticky rice in water, I boiled it in coconut milk with water and pandan leaves so it can absorb the flavors right from the beginning. The most common way is by cooking the glutinous rice first like you do regular rice. Je to především místo, kde můžete nechat své kolo opravit odborníky a cyklistickými nadšenci, kde si můžete půjčit nebo dokonce koupit nové kolo. Lemon Communication - Creative Agency. We are going to see his parents, she said, “Come with me now.”. It’s four hours daily; 9-10am morning session and 3 -4pm, evening session. Thanks for the 5 stars, Imee and I am glad you like the Biko. Gabriel wrote the song after hearing of Biko's death on the news. she’s too young and innocent to continue to perpetuate the poverty in her family only books can surely get her out the village and into that house with a corridor. I found that there are several ways to cook it. I have to fend for Husna, she says, my mother no longer fends for me. Stir in the cooked rice, mix and blend thoroughly, stir cook for another 20 minutes. Your friends avoid you. You know how hard it is for us, you see it, I don’t walk with shoes because I’m taking all of you to school and yet you get pregnant at this age? May I know the shelf life of Biko? Thanks so much. Sticky rice is our ultimate comfort food! Maybe she was right; only books would get me out of here, not a man, not a miracle, books. Where?! Brown sugar also varies in sweetness so you might have to adjust according to your preference. The confidence had since left his intense gaze. Then it will be added to the coconut caramel later. Their uniform is blue and light green. One early morning, after tossing and turning on her mat, wondering how that was possible, that at her age of 15 years, a standard 7, would get pregnant, she walked to his home. Then they started hanging out. He was heavy but not heavy enough to make her breathless. I wish there was a way i could Then he re-tied his shuka, adjusting the knot on the side. She still thinks there is a chance to live in that house with corridors. Great piece there Biko. She wasn’t looking her best. After several searching & comparing biko recipes I saw online, I decided to try yours. This reminds me of my personal background several years ago. Actually, you cry a lot. We don't have one. Books! Made your ube cheese pandedal and now I'm making this biko. Growing up, rice was a main food group in my diet. With this,she will conquer! I honestly think if it was up to men to decide, sex would just be for pleasure. WOW! If this story is true, kindly provide a contact number for this young girl. Sep 13, 2020 - Explore Budgie Sotelo's board "Biko recipe" on Pinterest. Something to think about if you ever find yourself writing another post on the subject…. He saw her waiting but after the game, as the sun set in a great burst of orange, he walked away with his friends. Everything madam Victoria says is encouraging. Like Drunk. Hi Beb! All the best! You are like an infectious disease. Everything she thought her life would amount to now felt silly, a pipedream. Thanks for the recipe. Bring to a simmer then turn heat to low and cover. Reminds me of the plight of women in Osi Ogbu’s I truly feel for her. Can Coconut cream be used instead of coconut milk? That he’d never had any sexual intercouse with that girl. Yes, they were friends, but nothing had ever happened between them, not even a handshake. My hubby really enjoyed it. He looked stricken when he saw her mother and her in tow. Add water, ginger and pinch of salt then cook over low heat for 30 minutes until water dries out. I want to go back, she says. These ladies will be eternally grateful that you didn’t take advantage of their naivety. She wants to be a doctor. Are you looking forward to sitting for exams next year? She wanted her mother and aunts to come for a small traditional Pokomo wedding. You can either top it with latik curds or latik syrup, that is made by combining coconut and brown sugar. They were welcomed to sit on a mat outside the hut and they exchanged greetings, an elaborate preamble that involved asking about each other’s health and the health of anything alive in their lives. And keep her head high for that matter, despite the ‘wagging tongues’. She started weeping. Biko na Pirurutong or Sweet Violet Rice Cake is a Filipino snack made from violet sticky rice (pirurutong) and white glutinous rice. Boil and simmer in medium heat, keep stirring until the mixture has turned to a thick coconut caramel. I hope she eventually gets her mother multiple pair of shoes. Did y’all notice how the father’s girl played all self righteous?It’s time we realized,we can only mold stronger,more assertive&better women when we have strong&present men in their lives. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It’s four hours daily; 9-10am morning session and 3 -4pm, evening session. You are embarrassed and shamed. My Mom usef to make many of these desserts but now my parents retired in the Philippines. Hakim’s father shrugged and said he couldn’t do anything about this case because Hakim had denied it. “….”he sounded so assuring, even though he had never had periods in his life….. because he had a jawline and played defense…” They would still get a house with a corridor. Was that possible? Or a lone man with a stick. But one simple mistake and it can turn mushy or uncooked. She looked forward to meeting him under that tree. Thanks to her for not aborting, may she use this covid time (holiday) wisely so as to manage life when she is back in school next year. Let’s teach our daughters and sons and younger generation to own themselves a little more before they give themselves to other people. Generously grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan and set aside. Its no wonder that young men have no compulsion to to take up responsibility for children they have fathered! She doesn’t know if she will go back. I wish you all the best for your All-Filipino Christmas! Not mine, admittedly. As she and her friends, swathed in buibuis, walked by he turned casually to look at her. Thank you! Or a man on a creaky bicycle, his leg barely reaching the pedals. How do we stop such events from recurring in our society? Then I put a healthy mound of fried coconut curd (latik) on top of the square sections. Your call. I read this story and literally cried. I'm glad i ran into this site. I can only hope that she finds peace&forgiveness.The future is still very bright.Even brighter. Biko Restaurant. It was just after 1pm, on a hot and humid day. Biko you made me cry. Hi Jamela, I got it from our backyard. Today we’re going to make a popular Filipino delicacy, “Biko” which is also known as “Filipino Sticky Rice Cake”. And just like that her whole life will be spent trying to make a better future for her daughter……if only ABORTION could be legal, have faith even in the darkest times and never loose hope after all hope is all we have left, Wow what a life lesson for me as an 11 year old girl. In school you don’t fit because you are now a mother in waiting, but also a student whose dreams already feel broken and unattainable. Lower heat to a gentle simmer, cover, and cook until rice is cooked through, stirring … Welcome to Foxy Folksy and I hope you enjoy reading and sampling our recipes as much as I enjoyed making them for you! She was 15, what did she know about removing a pregnancy? Take off heat; stir in sugar and salt. It will be out in some days, do wait for it! The village dating life which is a combination of Innocence, fear and hope. The rice should be ‘al dente’. It must be hard enough being pregnant, but it must be harder being a 15-years old muslim girl in a small village in Tana River and pregnant. It was released by Charisma Records as a single from Gabriel's eponymous third album in 1980.. It is not supposed to be completely cooked at this point. Her future is beyond bright. This beautiful boy meant a future, a family. New toys. Other times she wants to be a banker. Excellent recipes, I coied them all in my notebook! I've already made the Champorado and the Pork B-BQue. However, avoid over stirring because, again, it will result in mushy rice. Thank you for your recipe . Hi Bebs, can i use arborio rice instead or glutinous rice powder? Half her mind was always at home, with her baby. These look delicious! Thanks very much for sharing. 🙂. It is served during special occasions such as town fiesta, reunion and parties. She felt the beauty of her secret. He stood up and wore his shirt that was hanging from a nail on the wall. She remembered the words of her teacher Zena. This biko recipe was originally published on August 2016. You often sit alone, under trees and you wonder how it all came to this. can we reach out to her? super sarap. Or you may not. There is also another way that an old friend taught me. It has the right sweetness with a generous topping of Coconut Caramel Sauce which I love. Biko, we keep coming back to your site because we love human interest stories and there aren’t enough platforms in this country providing this type of content. Small book. 🙂, Yummy! Really sad. Add in orange, lemon or calamansi zest to the biko during the last part of mixing. What's the measurement to make the latik it thicker? This font is suitable for display, copy text and logos. Biko is a rice cake with caramel topping Grate and squeeze out milk from 2 coconuts. They both didn’t sleep a wink. You are a child but your body behaves like an adult’s. But he also talked a lot about school, she says. I copied and pasted them all and then printed them and include them on my compilations of Pinoy Recipes. ‘I want to go back’.. she says She found it hard to fit in any of them. You have finished me. Nevertheless, happy that she still has her dream alive…the one thing that wouldn’t be taken away from her. I hope she becomes the woman of her dreams. Boys will always be boys.. A ‘baby mother’ bare foot but still hopeful. Receive new posts directly delivered to your inbox, As a bonus, a FREE eCookbook and printable Recipe Cards upon subscription. Sigh! He said he was sure she wasn’t pregnant. I sincerely feel sorry for her but I also believe life will grant her a second chance maybe not immediately like she’d wish but most definitely one day. She needs support to go to school and I am willing to provide it. Evidently we are backing the wrong tree. Scoop and reserve ½ cup of the latik syrup for the topping later. I glad I found this recipe but I tweaked it a little bit. It went on into the night, her diatribe. They’d have a house whose roof wouldn’t catch fire, a place you could walk around in, with a bedroom and a kitchen and a long corridor. The registration for the Creative Writing Online Masterclass is still ongoing. This sentence for example, ‘What’s for sure is that there will be many more like her, girls who got pregnant during this Covid time…’ sounds off because it puts the blame squarely on the girls, like they purposefully go out looking to get pregnant. Hi Joni, rice, including glutinous rice, absorbs water differently. Thank you finally I got the right recipe!! You're biko recipe is the best! Hi Kelli, you can refrigerate it but not too long as rice does not do well refrigerated. we have to keep on doing the song on sex education on our girls repeatedly, ooh God help that they heed! What this does is remove the boys/men (in which it’s just rape (again over defilement because what exactly is consent from a girl considering the power dynamics in that situation…)) from the equation of this unfortunate situation yet they are usually the perpetrators. Tragic!! I want to try this. And this time I’m going to make a Pandan flavored Biko. Do this until all grains are cooked and have expanded and very sticky. You are welcome Richelle and happy that you like it! The village is small and with little else to do, people talk. When the rice is added to the latik syrup, gently fold the rice to coat them completely. Hi JC, normally they work the same way so just use as is. The boys mock you because you are tainted, dirty. Plus get a FREE eCookbook + Printable Recipe Cards. The dates; 24th to 28th of August. He was calling the police. Early in the year, when she went back to school, she’d feel milk dripping in her uniform during science lessons. You stop going to the mosque. She was happy to see him. Like many other teenagers who make such bad decisions, you can always go back to school and do exemplary. It’s called Thursdays. Thanks for the yummy recipes. A mother. It was awkward and strange and somewhat illicit. It's my fault for not checking back the instructions. Thank you. Practical if you do not have time and just want a quick snack. The young girl’s dream of living in a house with corridors is still valid. Most of such stories go untold, thanks for this one Biko. Even my Syrian friend liked it so much. It felt like going to the loo, she says of the experience of giving birth. Copyright © 2014 - 2020 Foxy Folksy All Rights Reserved. She was shocked. Hello! Arborio rice might also work. They might happen though might take longer. . I will be updating the leche flan recipe really soon to share a secret I learned for a smoother leche flan with a video too. How to Make this Biko … Happy cooking. It is time to change the perspective of seeing young girls as mothers at an early age and start seeing them as people who need protection. that one day Husna and mother can laugh He talked about things like he imagined boys talk about things; with lightness and superficiality, never really delving under the surface. The length of time to bake the biko depends on how thick the latik caramel topping is, it might take more than 20-30 minutes if it is a thick layer. It is sad she was innocent and got into this unpleasant situation as many have back in my vilaage. I could picture every scene vividly on my mind, every emotion palpable. Biko Family (Light, Regular, bold and Black) is a geometric sans serif font with a strong and friendly character. She remembers her mother being very furious, reaching out and slapping her across the face, once, twice. They are very close to how I remember them as a child in Manila. I am just wondering how Biko got to know of this story in Matapani village. They are eleven children. Tried this now and it’s perfect! I hope she pulls through,I hope she gets the best chance to live her dreams. Perhaps they could get married and they would both work in a city somewhere, live in a nice house with running water. While the government has made efforts to ensure that learning is taking place, there are learners who risk being left behind due to factors such as socioeconomic status, geographical area, mother’s level of education, and gender. Everything. You walk with your head cast low. If you are trying to get that rich brown color then use a really dark brown sugar or muscovado. *sigh No more taking a bath in a river. Everything is in conflict; your body, your mind, your life. Soaked rice for few hours. She couldn’t believe it….. What was she to do, walk into a hospital and say, I want to remove a baby, here is two thousand shillings? I pray she and her baby prosper. Ingredients. You feel failure looming, you feel the maze of poverty getting tighter. A look at that picture had me gasping. It was away from human traffic. It’s called RAPE. So important to me especially right now as I’m trying to lose weight. Hi Kristin, sushi rice gets sticky when cooked but not as sticky as glutinous rice. I only have cans of coconut cream. Or is it heart education… this script always begins with a girl falling or thinking that they have fallen in love.. Why do the men walk scott free after such an ordeal? You have lost so much by being pregnant that you can’t recognise this life anymore. Biko na … Slice biko pirurutong into serving pieces and serve along with your favorite hot drinks. What was she to do, walk into a hospital and say, I want to remove a baby, here is two thousand shillings? Husna is now ten months old. I can finish the whole thing. She also likes madam Zena, who works at both Zamba and Imani schools, under the Accelerated Learning Program. There would be singing and dancing and laughing. You think of the man responsible with bitterness, when you see him going about his life uninterrupted; kicking football, riding his bicycle. Can I use your photos for an assignment in our class? I can't wait to try these recipes & satisfy my sweet tooth. You have no hymen. Alternatively, bring rice, sugar, salt, and coconut mixture to a boil in a pot. He made her feel like her face was art, something he greatly admired and marveled at how it was made. I also appreciate that you included the Nutrition Facts and calorie count. I didn't check for doneness before I put it in the baking pan. Maybe even a television set. You have captured the gist of the matter quite aptly. Hakim was called and with a square jaw said that that baby was not his. Let the rice absorb the liquid while stirring from time to time. Required fields are marked *. Now he looked like a deer in headlights. I have put in brackets my concerns. See more ideas about biko recipe, filipino recipes, filipino desserts. I've perused your recipes and they look so good. It’s disgusting. He looked panicked this time. Mostly they would meet out at the edge of the big opening with long grass and sit under a monstrous mango tree that was once the home to a swarm of bees. It somehow makes the biko much more aromatic and more appetizing to the nose Do you love desserts with a little tangy flavor? But he wasn’t, she says. It is the same, you just cook it longer... That's a Tagalog version. It was a baby girl; two kilograms, small feet, pink lips. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many school-going children at home. she demanded, my mother will kill me! Who knows?? ‪Some men were created on Wednesday together with animals, not on Friday.‬, And She still thinks there is a chance to live in that house with corridors. I love your site! Biko is a rice cake made out of glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar then topped with caramel, latik (a type of reduced coconut cream) I am so craving for some rice cake now, you can’t blame me as I haven’t tried them for quite sometime and now is the payback time. It hadn’t rained for a while. HI Gemma, pandan adds a nice aroma and a little flavor to the rice but you can skip it if not available. He was in his small sleeping hut that smelled musky and boyish, still lounging in bed at 7am, obviously having had a great night’s sleep because he was a boy and they never had to worry about missing a period. The registration for the Creative Writing Online Masterclass is still ongoing. He was gathered with his friends in a semi circle, already a head taller than the rest, already standing out as their alpha. Together with her mom and brothers, they spend a lot of time in their small farm; green grams and maize. I told you I was pregnant, she told him. I’ve tried various Biko recipes online now and I keep on coming back to this. This story is very heart breaking! Hi! I sincerely feel sorry for her but I also believe life will grant her a second chance maybe not immediately like she’d wish but most definitely one day.Keep the hope Mum Husna. the little things of life that most take for granted. In her mother’s farm – like in all farms in her village – is a small hut, raised way above the ground, that they take turns with her brothers to spend the night to fend off monkeys that like raiding the farm. Save 3/4 cup of cream for topping. You will need only 4 basic ingredients to make this delicacy: glutinous rice, coconut milk, water, and brown sugar. If my mother had given up on me I wouldn’t be the lawyer I am today. Let it cook until all liquids are absorbed. Online Master Class details has ??? She’s the only girl. The color of your biko will depend mainly on the brown sugar used. Updated on May 2020 to include new photos and recipe video and improve the recipe itself. parents also shouldn’t give up on their girls after or during pregnancy. He might not have been much of a talker, but he’d ask her a lot of questions. (It says four hours but the breakdown 9-10AM is (one hour) and 3-4PM (Is also one hour) ?? My mind started going thru the different flavors I could add. See my previous post for my comment 🙂. In separate caserole, let 1/2 cup coco milk to boil to make latik. Track My Order. Thanks! Add the cooked rice without the pandan leaves to tha pan with the remaining latik syrup. Maybe she’d get gifts; lesos, maybe shoes. Her period comes on the 12th of every month. It’s an easy and simple homemade dessert that is popularly served at parties and gatherings. The hospital smelled of methylated spirit. There is always a second chance. Toys that still had stickers on them. Your email address will not be published. I'll try to make this next week if I can. When someone passed by they’d both settle into silence and watch them amble by. Traditionally, biko is served on a bilao, a round wooden bamboo tray, lined with coconut-oiled banana leaves, and is a popular dessert for every special occasion like birthdays, reunions and fiestas. Gently fold the sticky rice and the syrup until completely coated. She couldn’t believe it. She wept silently all the way home. My desire is to encourage them to keep dreaming and to know there is still a chance “to live in that house with corridors”. October 28th 2019. My pleasure. Their pictures, perhaps. From one single mother to another, you will live in a house with corridors. What do you want me to do now? Heat again and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. many of our future leaders dreams will be shattered now. Salamuch po! The whole place seemed to echo, as if it was a new house without furniture. It irritated her. I had tried several of your recipes and they are all very good; however, when I found out that you had a recipe for Biko, am so happy try it out. Hello! He would proceed to do this thing whenever he ran into her, where he just stared and said nothing. "Biko" is an anti-apartheid protest song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. When the baby starts kicking inside you, you are both confused and excited. Biko if this is a true story, let me know how I can reach out to this girl and send her something small to sustain her. Not a man, not a miracle. Or they would lose their importance. Such as Chocolate, Banana, Rum, so on and on. They are lessons learnt not a sentence. He was held in the police cell for a few days before he was released on bond. I can’t be pregnant. BHD 5.250. Biko Phomskie United Arab Emirates. But they are normally sold also in the supermarkets (PH). It is a type of rice that is sticky once cooked (like Sushi rice). As writers, we must check our biases (your attitudes towards women seep out, I’m afraid). Adding pandan leaves while cooking the rice will give it nice aroma and flavor. She certainly didn’t plan to give up her virginity on the field, under that mango tree that was once the home to a massive beehive. My mother used to make a similar dish but uses cornmeal instead of rice. After two days he came to see her. She checked into Garsen Health Center one warm evening. This recipe is an easy to make snack or dessert for the whole family. 9x13? Just asking I am making this for friends . Biko na pirurutong is a perfect partner for your hot coffee or chocolate for breakfast. You will never come out, you realise. God will see her through her tribulations. The rice should only be almost cooked at this point. Yet they don’t want sex education taught in schools. Stir and then let cook again. Funny how men in this country do not suffer the consequences of having children outside wedlock. Her body has changed. Then he reached under the bed and retrieved some two thousand shillings in an old tin. To the residue, add 1 1/2 cups of water and press once more.… The following month her period never came either. She wept softly throughout the night. This is like tying a goat to a tree in the game park while letting all other wild animals free. He simply put the ingredients for the biko together in a rice cooker and that is it. Can I skip it? ???? What she knows for sure is that her life is beyond the trees and the hills yonder, in that place where the sky and the land meets. This classic Filipino rice is deliciously sweet, creamy, chewy, and gluten-free! Absolutely delish 😋. The hut was lit by a wicker lamp. 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