In Thailand, we cook root vegetables a lot, including for dessert. Do you know about cassava? Try this recipe, candied cassava melts in your mouth! Its sweetness is well balanced by the salted coconut milk. Delicious!
200 grams cassava root, peeled and cut into 6 equal sized pieces
300 ml water
1 pandan leaf
50 g coconut sugar
75 ml coconut milk
2 pinches salt
Bring the water to a boil and add the pandan leaf. Dissolve half of the sugar in the water and then add pieces of cassava. Simmer over a very low heat, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add the other half of the sugar and cook for a further 10 minutes, until the sugar is completely absorbed by the cassava.
Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with salted coconut milk.
Tip: this recipe is also delicious with sweet potatoes or taro.