9 Layered Rice Pudding is very popular in Malaysia. It is called ‘kuih lapis’ there. It comes in different flavours and colours. This pudding is a favourite among children as they enjoy peeling the beautiful layers as they eat. I still do that. It’s just fun to eat that way. This is my family favourite. It is gluten free.
Had a lovely friend over for lunch the other day and thought I would make this dessert for her. I decided to try espresso coffee since I love coffee. It took me about an hour to make this pudding, steaming it layer by layer. I have to say I was very pleased with the result. I managed to get 9 beautiful layers and it tasted really delicious. Here’s my recipe to share:
1 tin of coconut cream (400g)
700 ml water
2C tapioca flour
2C rice flour
Mix everything well in a mixing bowl.
2t espresso coffee
Divide into 2 equal portions. Add 2 teaspoons of espresso coffee powder into one portion and mix well. You will have 2 portions; one white and another brown.
Put some water into a steamer or wok. Oil a tray or dish for steaming the pudding. When the water comes to a boil, put the oiled tray in for a while to heat up. Pour one big scoop of white batter into the oiled tray and steam for bout 5 minutes. Then add a big scoop of coffee batter and let it steam for about 5 minutes. Keep alternating and steaming the batter until they are all finished. Steam a further 15 minutes and it’s done. Wait until it’s completely cooled down before cutting. Always use a plastic knife to cut as the pudding doesn’t stick to plastic knives. Have fun eating.
You can use other flavours for the colours. You can also make more layers if you like, or even less layers. It’s really up to you. In Malaysia, it’s almost always 9 layers. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. I didn’t measure mine here but it so happened to turn out to be 9 layers, so that was really cool. I think Math teacher’s estimation is very useful here……haha.
Other dessert recipes that you may be interested:
Easy Cooking With Bananas
Fabulous Bananas With Strawberry Coulis
Simple, Easy Banana Spring Rolls For Desserts
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Best Coconut Rolls
Chewy Peanut Balls
Crunchy Sesame Candy Bars
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls
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