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Nyonya Cakes Recipe

Nyonya Cakes is a popular Asian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Asian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 340 gm- Wet Rice Flour or Rice Flour
  • 225 gm- Sago Flour
  • 1/4 tsp- Salt
  • 855 ml (1.5 Coconut)- Coconut Milk
  • 425 ml- Water
  • 450 gm- Sugar
  • 8 Screw pine Leaves (if unable to obtain screw pine leaves, use vanilla essence 1 tsp)
  • Red food colouring
  • How to Make Nyonya Cakes:

    1. Mix flours, salt and coconut milk till smooth. Set aside. Boil water, sugar and screw pine leaves till sugar dissolves. Leave the syrup to thicken a bit then strain.
    2. Pour the hot boiled syrup gradually into the flour mixture, stirring all the time till it is well blended.
    3. Divide the flour mixture into two portions. Set aside one portion (uncoloured) and add red colouring in another portion.
    4. Grease a round or square tin. Place it in a steamer and pour 140 ml of uncoloured batter in the tin.
    5. Steam each layer for six or eight minutes. Pour alternatively the red and uncoloured batter and steam till mixture is used up.


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