Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nyonya Palm Sugar/Gula Melaka Layer Kuih




My imagination/plan of making this kuih is 8 layers only.When I finished mixing all the (A) and (B) ingredients, I realised that the (A) batter looks like not enough, so little.So, I weighed and mixed the (A) ingredients again, now it become double...haha
But, how come 10 layers??!!! Hahaha...I missed count ...lols.....while waiting for each layer to cook, which it took about 4 minutes, I watched drama  , I just couldn't stand there and wait, no patience at all......so I walked in and out from living room to the kitchen...hahaha....end up I missed count and forgot each layer volume too....:P 
But, it still looks nice and tall, right?
The taste?? It's a bit toooo sweet for me, I should cut down the sugar, but I like the nice aroma of the gula melaka/ palm sugar.
I write down the original recipe here, you can cut down the sugar into half , if you don't like sweetingy thing.
And, also if you want  it tall, like in the picture, double the (A) ingredients and use 7 inch tin (mine 7 inch square tin)
Ingredients:
(A)
60 gm rice flour  
30 gm green pea flour
100 gm caster sugar
30 ml thick coconut milk
200 ml water
1/4 tsp salt
some yellow colouring

(B)
60 gm rice flour
30 gm green pea flour
300 ml thick coconut milk

Syrup :
150 gm palm sugar/ gula melaka
200 ml water
3 blades pandan leaves (knotted)

Method:
To Make syrup : 
In a pot, add in syrup ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until the sugar completely dissolve.
Remove from heat,  leave  it cool .

Combine all ingredients (A) and strain well.
Combine all the ingredients (B) and add in syrup, strain well   .
Prepare 8 inch square tin , lined with plastic sheet or banana leaf. I lined mine with aluminium floil.
Spoon batters in tin on sequence of different colour at about 150ml each layer.
Cover and steam each layer for 4 minutes over high heat.
For the final layer, steam over high heat for further 15-20 minutes. 
Remove from heat and leave it to cool. Cut and serve.


11 comments:

Poonam Borkar said...

looks yummy!!
Spicy-Aroma

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

never eat this before,,look quite similar to 9 layers cake..sound good.

My Little Space said...

Whoa, seems like you've been really busy baking and steaming kuih lately. Everything look so inviting and you've just tempted me to make some kuih. Thanks again for sharing such luscious food recipes.
Have a great week ahead.
Kristy

Suparna said...

yummy, this looks fab!!it reminds me of a goan dish called bebinka!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!

lena said...

despite all those mishaps, your kuih turns out perfect!! looks really good!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

10 layers of deliciousness! Thumbs up to you, Cindy!

Jeannie Tay said...

Hey great idea to line your pan with foil, makes it so easy to cut! looks really delicious too! I like the tall kuih you achieved here:)

Amelia said...

Hi yummy little cook, your kueh look good. Lovely layer and so even.

Have a nice day.

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

The kuih looks perfectly fine to me, if you never mentioned about the duplicates !!

Anonymous said...

Hi, why are there no ingredients B mentioned? Is there a typo error?

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Anonymous, typo error, thanks for point it out.Really appreciate it.