I had some coconut milk lying around, and I just didn't want to make any more curries and such. I really miss Nyonya kuehs, and so I decided to make the easiest Nyonya kueh ever.
Kueh bakar, which is also called kueh kemboja, is traditionally baked in a flower-shaped mould. However, I don't have that mould and so I just baked it in a regular loaf pan. Kueh bakar really tastes like Nyonya kaya in a cake. If you know what kaya (egg and coconut jam) tastes like, you'll definitely love kueh bakar.
- 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 cups flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp pandan (screwpine leaves) paste
- [optional] few drops of green food coloring
- [optional] sesame seeds for the topping
- Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and mix with a hand mixer.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan. (Add sesame seeds on top of the cake now, if you wish.)
- Bake in the oven at 350F for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the cake.
|This is what Kueh Bakar looks like traditionally. Photo credits: Almost Bourdain|