Thursday, December 20, 2007

Kueh Bakar

This Malay kueh also known as Kueh Kemboja is our family favourite. My brother used to buy it from a Malay shop near the Kajang wet market. This is the second time I made this and I was surprised that Carlos likes it. Normally I can't even get him to try any kueh I made. Since he likes it I will make this more often for him.

Ingredients :

1 1/4 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 cup of pandan juice (6 pandan leaves + 1 cup of water - blended)
2 1/4 cups of coconut milk
4 large eggs
2 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of pandan paste
few drops of green food coloring (optional)
1 tbsp of sesame seeds (optional)

1) Pre-heat oven to 325 degree F and greased a baking pan.
2) Mix all the above ingredients except sesame seeds until well combined.
3) Pour mixture into baking pan and sprinkle with some sesame seeds and bake until golden brown or skewer comes out clean when tested. It should take an hour.
4) Cool it down before cutting.

Note : Pandan leaves or screwpine leaves are widely used in South East Asia cooking to add distinct aroma to rice, curry or desserts. If you can't find the leaves you can used Pandan paste which can be found at Asian store.

31 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

(put up my hand)teacher, teacher, I also want a piece! "so sedap lar cannot tahan!"

PrincessJournals said...

reminds me of office meeting or makan2 time at old office. i always request for kuih bakar. :(

surprise jugak carlos suka makan kuih bakar ek?

1 question tho, whts the substitute for pandan paste?

I Cook4Fun said...

BBO, pai seh lah.. don't call me teacher :) :)

PJ, I am sure you can get frozen pandan leaves at CA. Check out the Asian store there.

Cat Cat said...

Teacher, teacher... I also want one piece... No no... 3 pieces, pleaseeeeee... :)

beachlover said...

Aiyo..sifu..kuih bakar pun boleh buat arh??..kasi tabit ooo...How it taste?.I dunno I every try it b4...sudah nyanyuk.hahaha!!I like the green color.

Jane of All Trades said...

First thing when I saw the pix.. is say.. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
Thanks Gert, I'll be trying it this weekend. What a nice X'mas present. Thanks

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, you can have as many pieces as you want :) :)

Beachlover, this is a very easy kueh to make. Just mix everything and bake it.

JOAT, hope you will post some pix of the kueh in your blog :)

Jun :) said...

wahhh..byknyer u buat Gert! i also like this kue...

I Cook4Fun said...

Jun, tak banyak. Satu loyang saja :)

Ms eNVy said...

I LOVE this kueh bakar!

btw Gert what size baking pan you use ?

I Cook4Fun said...

Envy, I used 8" x 8" square pan.

Manyaro said...

I love this kueh. I made it couple of times. Is this kueh only available in Malaysia? I am an Indonesian married to a Singaporean. My husband said, he has never tasted this kueh before. Thanks so much for the recipe.

I Cook4Fun said...

Manyaro, thanks for stopping by. Yes, this kueh is available all over Malaysia and mostly eaten by the Malays.

Alienstargurlz said...

hello. how much pandan paste to substitute for the pandan juice?

ICook4Fun said...

Alienstar, you can about 1 1/2 tsp of pandan paste.

deanna said...

hi, today is my 3rd attempt at kuih bakar and i am most succesful with your recipe. i tried another one twice but the result werent satisfactory. thanks for great recipes from yr blog.keep it up. btw, those recipes that i have tried from yr blog have not failed me thus far.

Za said...

ThankS!! Great recipe. Cured my craving for kuih bakar. Sedap...and my kids enjoyed it very much. Soft and just the right amount of sweetness. Will post this on my blog...used muffin pans instead of a cake tin.

ICook4Fun said...

Deanna, I am glad that you like the kuih bakar and thank you for your support.

Za, glad that your family like the kuih bakar.

madimomi said...

Enjoy your blog and thanks for sharing your recipes. Can you please tell me what kind of flour to use?

ICook4Fun said...

I used regular all purpose flour.

Beautiful Vancouver said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. My kueh bakar turned out successfully.I intend to try out other recipes too.

Jess said...

Can this be kept at room temperature for a whole day (12 hours or more) or it is better to be refrigerated? Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Beautiful Vancouver, thanks for trying this out.

Jess, not sure where you live but the temperature here is not so warm so I do keep it at room temperature for a day without refrigerating it. If you are in hot weather it should not be at room temperature for over 8 hours because of the coconut milk in it. It might go bad.

Jess said...

I made this eventually and kept it out for ~6 hours in summer, everyone loved how it wasn't too sweet. I had to put in the oven for 1.5hr as i forgot the time, the top turned dark brown but contrasted well with the sesame seeds and tasted very good. Thank you very much for this recipe, now I am off to try baked cassava.

MSmith said...

Hello,
Can you please tell me 1 cup is how much to substitute in gram or ???
many thanks

ICook4Fun said...

MSmith,

Please refer here:
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Cup-to-Gram-Conversions/Detail.aspx

Anonymous said...

Hi,
The recipe already has 1tsp of Pandan paste. So, if I substitute the pandan juice with pandan paste, I will be using a total of 2 1/2 tsp of pandan paste? (read in the comment that the p/juice = 1.5tsp of p/paste). Am I right? Thanks a lot!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, the above commenter asked if she can substitute the juice with just paste and I told her she can use about 1 1/2 tsp of the paste. That mean instead of 1 tsp like the recipe said she need to use 1 1/2 tsp. But all this depend on the panda paste you will be using as some might give you a strong flavor and color so you can always use more or less.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I have "Aroma Pasta Pandan" from Butterfly brand -Indonesian brand. I guess 1 1/2 tsp should be enough, right? I hope you are using the same brand ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, yes I used the Butterfly brand too. 1 1/2 tsp should be enough. You might want to omit the green coloring though.

Bee Lin said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My friends and I were using this recipe when we had Malaysian gathering. It was good! Somehow, we had lost the recipe and cannot be more thankful to find this on your website.