Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gula Melaka Kaya/Palm Sugar Coconut Jam

Making kaya takes time so I don’t make it often and if I do I will make a big batch of it. I will mail some to Diana and keep a couple of jars for myself. It usually will last me a couple of months. I usually will make the regular caramel or pandan kaya but this time I tried using gula Melaka or palm sugar. Since I have a lot of egg yolks leftover from my macarons I decided to use only that in this kaya. It gives the kaya a thicker and richer consistency. For those who are not familiar with kaya you can read about it here .

The kaya turns out really good. It is thick and creamy with the heavenly fragrant of the palm sugar.


12 eggs yolks
250 gram gula Melaka – cut small
150 gram sugar
650 ml thick coconut milk
6 pandan leaves

1. Heat up a medium size saucepan over medium heat. Add in coconut milk and gula Melaka, sugar and pandan leaves. Bring it up to a boil and once boil, turn down the heat to low. Let it simmer for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let it cool down a little bit.
2. Remove the pandan leaves. In a separate big bowl, whisk egg yolks until well combined. Slowly add in a ladle of the coconut milk mixture into the egg yolk while whisking. (This is called tempering so that the egg yolk won’t become scramble egg) Continue to do this step until you added half of the coconut milk mixture to the eggs.
3. Pour the egg mixture into the rest of the coconut mixture. Cook over low heat, continue stirring constantly until the mixture is thick and creamy. It should be done once you see the mixture slightly bubble up. Turn off the heat.
4. Let it cool completely before transferring it to a jar and refrigerate. Serve on toast.


Ingrid said...

Can't remember where I discovered your blog but ever since then I have been reading your blog like it's my Job!
First made the soft rolls using your recipe then went to the Chinese grocery store ( I am a Taiwanese living in UT ) and bought the Tean's Goumet Laksa paste last weekend . Today I have all the ingredients I need for making your Kaya here ! Thanks for sharing all the recipes and thoughts on your blog ! I had a great time reading through them .

Elin Chia said...

Your method is easy. I shall try your method after CNY...looks good :) thanks for sharing

♛Miss S. said...

Wow! This one looks so yummy! Homemade is the best! Sure it will be nice to serve with bread and half boiled egg! You can google roti titab. Surprisingly bread+half boiled egg+kaya is a good combination!


ICook4Fun said...

Ingrid, thanks for stopping by my blog. How did you kaya turn out?

Elin, yes this is a quick version.

Miss S, thank you. Yes it goes well with toast and half boiled eggs :)