Feb 12, 2011

recipe sharing.... Homemade Kaya

Kaya toast is a popular snack amongst Singaporeans and Malaysians where kaya is a local favourite spread eaten on toast, fresh bread or cream crackers. Kaya is made of eggs, sugar and coconut milk and flavored with pandan.

Essentially, kaya and usually butter or margarine are spread on two pieces of preferably toasted bread although any untoasted bread can be used and ready to serve. Alternatively, the Kaya jam and butter or margarine can be spread on the same slice of bread. (taken off wikipidea)

Try it out....


    • 3 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 150g castor sugar
    • 250ml thick coconut milk, from grated white of 2 coconuts
    • 3?4 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves), knotted


    Break eggs into a mixing bowl. Add in egg yolks and beat by hand until yolks and whites are well blended.

    Add sugar and keep on stirring continuously to dissolve the sugar. Slowly add thick coconut milk and continue to beat until sugar is fully dissolved and coconut milk is well blended.

    Strain mixture into a heatproof container. Place container into a double-boiler. Add screwpine leaves to the mixture and steam over gently boiling water, stirring with a wooden spoon for approximately 40?50 minutes non-stop or until mixture turns into a thick custard mixture. Discard the screwpine leaves. The mixture should now be golden brown. If not, fry one or two tablespoons sugar separately and stir in the caramel. Add this to the kaya to achieve the golden colour. Cool, then bottle the kaya in jam jars.


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