Khao Tom Madt is an amazing Thai dessert that incorporates coconut sticky rice, bananas and banana leaves- steamed and cooled to make the perfect sweet end to your meal. Usually you can add red beans as well, but I prefer it without. It is a simple recipe that I hope you will enjoy!
2 cups of coconut cream
1 cup of sweet rice, glutinous rice
4-6 tablespoons of cane sugar (up to you how sweet you want it)
2 regular bananas, halved into four pieces or 4 small or red bananas (more common in speciality stores)
8 pieces of banana leaves
Pinch of salt
Soak sweet rice in water overnight or at least 3 hours;
Place rice through seive and then in pot with coconut cream, sugar and pinch of salt;
Stir over medium to medium-low heat until the coconut cream is fully absorbed by the rice. This should turn into sticky rice;
Remove from heat and allow the rice to cool for a bit;
Take a pot that fits underneath your bamboo steamer and fill 1/4 of the pot with water. Place on stove without the bamboo steamer and boil the water;
While you are waiting for the water to boil, take your bamboo leave and place a small handful of sticky rice in the center. Add the piece of banana in the center of the sticky rice. Cover the piece of banana with more sticky rice. Make sure it is well put together covering the entire banana. Fold two sides of the banana leaf over and roll the remaining banana leaf so the sticky rice is completely enclosed within the leaf;
Place in bamboo steamer (usually four at a time) and steam over boiling water for 15-20 minutes; and
Remove and cool. Serve!