Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kuih Bakar

Does anyone here watch Ho Chiak on 8TV every Sunday @ 630pm? I do! I do!

After each episode, I'll bug my bb to take me to this restaurant and that restaurant to try out the dishes featured in the food show. However, it's always just "OK GG...We'll Go next week k?" When it comes to 'next week', the initial plan will always have to delay to next next week...too many 'next week' visit that never came true.

However, the Ho Chiak added this short session in its weekly show. They added the baking/cooking short show! favourite. Few weeks ago, kuih bakar was featured in the looked so good that i wanted to make that kuih immediately...but unfortunately, i do not have any coconut milk with me.

Then, came this beautiful Sunday, eve of Deepavali....i made this kuih. I found this recipe online...lotsa good credits given to the recipe....and so, i followed. Hmmm....I'm not sure if it's because of the coconut milk that i added, the kuih was kinda....Oily.

Nevertheless, it was a good recipe to try, but for a sugar phobic person like me, i halved the amount of sugar called in the recipe. The outer texture was a lil crispy...probably due to the sesame seed sprinkled on the kuih and the inner texture was moist and soft :) The color was Au Natural extracted from the pandan leaves. If you fancy a quick and easy kuih, this is a good recipe to try.

The recipe was written in Bahasa Malaysia. For the benefits of those who aren't familiar of the language, I'll retype the recipe in English below:

Ingredients ( 6 pax )

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of pandan* juice (or water + pandan essence)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 1/4 cups of coconut milk (or 1 can coconut milk-450ml ) (DB used 1 cup of thick coconut milk + 1 1/4 cup of water)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 3 nos of eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of salt (DB omitted this )
  • Some green coloring (DB omitted this)
  • Sesame seed
1. Combine all ingredients and blend till thoroughly mixed.
2. Greased the baking pan with 2 tbsp of oil.
3. Heat the baking tray in the oven. When the oil becomes hot, pour the mixture of kuih into the baking pan and sprinkle the surface of the mixture with sesame seed. Bake at 180DC till the kuih appears golden brown.

*Pandan juice can be made by blending 1 cup of water with 8-9 pieces of Pandan leaves (screw pine leaves). Remember to sieve the juice....ngek ngek ngek


Health Freak Mommy said...

I love this sinful delight too.

dumb-baker said...

Hehe HFM...i guess every woman has a soft spot for these sweet delights ha!