Monday, March 2, 2015

椰糖阿邦糕 Gula Melaka Apom

It's been a while I've prepared little steamed cakes for my gluten monsters ^0^ I want something quick and simple to prepare, so this stir, mix and steam recipe is a good choice! Palm sugar with coconut milk won't go wrong hahaha....this little Apom tasted so soft and moist with very rich coconut taste.


This steamed cake should look rounded after steaming, but one of it split open like a 'Huat Kueh'! hahaha luckily only one split.


I like these cute silicon moulds which unmould the cakes easily without the need of greasing :D




Recipe ref : 'Time for Kuih-Muih' by Y3K Cookbooks
Ingredient (approx 10 small cakes)
A
  • 100gm gula melaka, chopped into small pieces
  • 30gm castor sugar
  • 75ml water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 blades pandan leaves, knotted
B
  • 160gm cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp doube action baking powder
C
  • 150ml thick coconut milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
D
  • 50ml corn oil

Method
  1. Simmer ingredient (A) over low heat till sugar is well dissolved. Strain and cool mixture. Add in (C) and set aside for 10mins.
  2. Sift (B) over coconut milk mixture in 3 batches, folding well each addition. Fold in oil.
  3. Spoon batter into paper cups. Steam over preheated steamer over medium heat for 15 mins.



I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone March 2015 Event Theme: My Favourite Traditional Kueh organized by Fion of  XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Joceline - Butter, Flour & Me

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Gula Melaka Agar Agar

Who knows that agar agar making can be so challenging!? I've actually attempted 3 trials before I succeeded in making this gula melaka agar agar @.@ The jelly actually separated into 2 even layers on its own after cooling down. The first two attempts I've used too thick coconut milk (different brands) resulting a thin agar agar layer forming or it did not separate at all! So frustrating but the taste still equally yummylicious :D 


I was too lazy to sieve the gula melaka mixture therefore the sediments were rather obvious :P Moreover I actually bought a wrong agar agar powder! hahaha I wrongly grabbed a pack of orange colour one. Only realised it  after I pour it into the pot....so silly >.< Luckily the colour blended so well into the gula melaka mixture, that's why my agar agar had a deeper tone. So don't be alarmed if your agar agar turned out lighter than mine :D




Recipe ref : Baking's Corner
Ingredient
  • 12gm agar agar powder
  • 750ml water
  • 200gm gula melaka (palm sugar)
  • 2 blade pandan leaves, knotted
  • 200ml coconut milk* + 2 tbsp water + 1/4 tsp salt

Method
  1. Cut palm sugar into small pieces.
  2. Put sugar, water and pandan leaves into a pot and bring to boil. Cook over low heat till sugar is well melted. Sieve to remove any sediments.
  3. Add agar agar powder into the gula melaka mixture and bring to boil for 5 mins.
  4. Add in coconut milk and stir to mix evenly. Cook over medium heat till mixture comes back to a slight boil. Do not over boil. Remove from fire immediately.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 7" square pan or individual jelly mould. Leave to cool and set in room temperature. The jelly will separate into 2 layers as it cool. Chill well before serving!
* I used Ayam brand coconut milk

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