Nyonya Cakes with coconut milk

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • List A:
  • 340 g - wet rice flour or rice flour
  • 225 g - sago flour
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 855 ml (1.5 coconut) - coconut milk
  • List B:
  • 425 ml - water
  • 450 g - sugar
  • 8 - screw pine leaves (or 1 tsp vanilla essence)
  • A pinch - red food colour

How to Make Nyonya Cakes with coconut milk

  • Mix ingredients in list A, till smooth. Set aside.
  • Boil ingredients in list B, till sugar dissolves, to make the syrup.
  • 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 batter into two portions.
  • Set aside one portion (uncoloured) and add red colour to the other portion.
  • Grease a round or square tin.
  • Place it in a steamer and pour 140 ml of uncoloured batter into the tin.
  • Steam for 6-8 mins.
  • Then pour the red batter and steam for 6-8 mins.
  • Keep alternating the batters and steam the layers till mixture is used up.
  • Cool the cake completely before cutting and serving.