Malanga has intriguing qualities when grated raw. Its natural starchiness is still apparent, but the grated raw pieces don’t dissolve, which adds a lovely texture to sweets. This is the pie for anyone who loves custard pies. The shredded malanga rises to the top of the cinnamony rich custard as it bakes, sculpturing the surface with thin, lacy threads. It looks beautiful and has become a new favorite.
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