Thursday, January 27, 2011
kuih bakar pandan
okay, lemme just tell you guys something, i started out this recipe with really big expectations. mainly because this is one of my favourite kuih melayu and i would, more than anything, love to be able to make them myself.
what happened? well, i followed the recipe exactly, being an individual with a 'condition' (as i like to call it) i usually follow each new recipe exactly and then prolly later on when i want to re-attempt i will then try to make changes should the recipe require so. so, i followed the recipe and it says that i need to bake it for one hour or until done. (yikes! nerds like me, DO NOT like this kind of instructions because it's too dayum subjective, you know? one hour is fine...but until done? that could be like, what? five days? haha!) well, whaddaya know, the recipe decided to mess with my head and after an hour, i took it out and it was still gooey in the middle. okay, nevermind, different oven, different baking time,right? *kata-kata penyedap hati* back into the oven it went, for another ten, then another ten, then another ten. at this time, my roomate was already restless in the background, hovering hovering and hovering. *i could almost hear him saying in his head.... 'is it done yet? is it? is it? huh? huh? huh???'* well, to be fair, it was already close to 6pm and we usually have dinner by 7pm, nak tea mendenya kalau dah dekat maghrib, kan? haha! so, reluctantly, i took the baking tin out of the oven, and carefully (well, he told me to scoop it out and eat them like pudding... MEN!) attempted to take it out of the baking tin. nan ado!
i had a bad experience once about impatient people and my chocolate cake, but that's another topic for another post. so we shall not go there.
back to the kuih...to make this verrryyy looooongggg story short, we managed to get the kuih out of the baking tin (kesiannn ko kuih...melepek je kat atas pinggan), i managed to cut a few slices for my DARLING roomate to eat, with a spoon, like pudding, just how he imagined it to be and then, after that, i managed to put the whole kuih back into the baking tin and put it back into the oven, so that it could sleep in there and enjoy the slowly decreasing heat.
the first thing i checked the next morning was of course my dear, dear kuih bakar and guess what? it has already set. no more gooey texture. kena sabar ke?
in conclusion (waaaah...macam buat report, resipinya tak jugak tulih-tulih lagi ni) i will attempt this kuih again, but i think i need to get another recipe. the sesame seed got burnt and turned really, really dark and i don't think that it should be that way. so...anyone with a kuih bakar pandan recipe? we share? yes?
okay, sekarang ni, apa kata kalau kakak share aje the recipe that i used for this kuih? ready? set? GO!
2 cups flour
2 cups thick coconut milk (from 1 coconut - i used instant coconut milk from box)
3 cups juice from blended pandan leaves (around 10 leaves)
3 eggs - grade A
1 cup castor sugar2 tbs melted margarine - i used butter instead
1 tsp salt
½ tsp green food coloring
2 tbs sesame, toasted without oil
the how to:
1) preheat the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes, use top and bottom heat.
2) in a large bowl add in all ingredients, then run them through the strainer to make sure there are no lumps.
3) pour everything into a baking tin that has been lightly oiled (8x8, maybe?) and then scatter the toasted sesame seed.
4) bake for an hour, or till done (err...)
5) once done, leave it to cool and cut and makanlah! hehehe...
good luck guys!!
recipe source: 1 hari 1 resipi