Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year Tea Party......Kuih Bakar

As we are still in new year mood, a few of us decided to celebrate it with Tea Party.

It was superb, from Egg Noodle Stir Fry, Fish ball soup,Dates and Banana Cake, Roti John and many more... I made a traditional Malaysian dish called Kuih Bakar, literally it means that Bake Cake...its made of flour, coconut milk, juice of screwpine leaves (daun pandan, see note on screw pine leaves) and roasted sesame seeds (I was generous with the sesame).  Staying away means that you do not some of the ingredients like screwpine leaves.  so I subsituted it with green color and I used fresh milk instead of coconut milk.

Kuih Bakar

Ingredients

1 cup of sugar
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups of coconut milk (450ml)
1 cup of screw pine juice (blend and sieve a few pieces of screwpine leaves with 1 cup of water)
2 tbs of butter
3 eggs
1/2 tsp of salt
food coloring - green
roasted sesame seeds.

Lets see how to make this simple kuih.

1.  Whisk sugar, egg, coconut milk/milk, salt, coloring and flour. Blend it to get a smooth consistency, if any lump, sieve them.

2.  Pour into a greased pan and bake at 180C for an hour or so, till it is well done and brown.  Remove from the heat, loosen the cake around the pan with a knife and let it cool.

3.  Once cooled remove from the pan and serve.

about screw pine leaves http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandanus

4 comments:

aidah said...

Hi, wah bestnya celebrate New Year dengan kuih tradisional. Tapi I kurang makan kuih ni.

sathiarani said...

biasalah Aidah bila dah langkah 7 lautan, semua jenis kuih tradisi jadi bahan cubaan, klu di msia nak je sng dpt....

Anu Ganesh said...

Hi Sathiarani,

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog looks lovely with wonderful dishes. Never heard of screw pine though!!

You would mind if I add your food blog in my blogroll?

sathiarani said...

thanks Anu. Hope you enjoy trying them. Screw pine or daun pandan is normally found in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore. Nowadays it is available ready made in paste and liquid...but you can beat the real one when it comes to aroma...Do add my blog to yours and allow the same of yours too.

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