Nyonya Cakes

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Asian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

  • 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.
  • Pour the hot boiled syrup gradually into the flour mixture, stirring all the time till it is well blended.
  • Divide the flour mixture into two portions. Set aside one portion (uncoloured) and add red colouring in another portion.
  • Grease a round or square tin. Place it in a steamer and pour 140 ml of uncoloured batter in the tin.
  • Steam each layer for six or eight minutes. Pour alternatively the red and uncoloured batter and steam till mixture is used up.