I’m excited to announce my NuStevia giveaway. Finding the 4 winners were easy because only 4 people followed the 3 simple steps to enter for the giveaway competition, i.e. state a successful step in health change, share a joke and subscribe to my blog through email. I fully enjoyed all the jokes. Had a good laugh at each one….haha.
The 4 lucky winners are:
Congratulation to the 4 winners! So sorry the rest didn’t get it. But let’s hope this is not the last giveaway on my blog. Hope I will do it again some day and you can try again. Thanks a lot for commenting though or just dropping by to read.
As for the 4 winners, you have 48 hours (Wed, 5th Sept, 9.30am UK time) to email me your name, address, email address and telephone number so that I can forward it to the company, NuNaturals. The company will send you the Nustevia. You can email it to my contact address on top of the blog. I really hope that you will enjoy the stevia as much as I do when you receive it. I have been using it EVERYDAY. What an awesome substitute to sugar! For more information about the various types of stevia and benefits, please check it out at NuStevia Giveaway - Natural Sweetener For Better Health.
Right, let’s talk about my food again. Food always brings smiles to me. This time it’s the ever popular Malaysian dessert, ‘9 layer kuih lapis’. This dessert is non gluten and steamed. So, it’s really a steamed cake. It is perfect for those who can’t tolerate wheat. And it’s a lovely dessert for anytime.
This steamed kuih lapis is my top favourite when I was young. I love the colour of the different layers. Eating it was the most fun thing, peeling layer after layer to eat. I still do that when I eat it. The texture is chewy and the coconut milk gives it a lovely fragrance.
I must say that I have often cheated when making this beautiful steamed cake. When I am very lazy, I make 2 layers. When I am quite lazy, I make 4 layers. When I am quite hardworking, I make 6 layers. And when I want to be a perfectionist, I make 9 layers which is the real thing!….*grin*. The top picture above shows the 6 layers kuih lapis. The picture just above here shows the 9 layers kuih lapis. You can count if you want to……hehe.
Here’s my kuih lapis recipe. The amount makes a big tray. The method is actually very simple and easy…just mix all. It’s the steaming that’s time consuming. I played computer games while steaming the layers…..*wink*.
250g rice flour
150g tapioca flour
400ml coconut milk
Put everything in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Divide the batter into 3 bowls. Leave one plain. Add a few drops of pandan essence to the second and a little red colouring to the third bowl.
Put some water to boil in a steamer. Oil a tray. Pour in 1/3 of the plain batter. Steam 5 minutes on high heat. Pour in 1/3 of the green batter. Steam for 5 minutes. Then pour in 1/3 of the red batter and continue to steam for another 5 minutes. Do the same for the rest of the batter. You should get 9 layers.
Leave to cool completely before cutting. Use a plastic knife to cut as the kuih won’t stick to it. I love to cut it diamond shape. This kuih is best to eat when completely cooled. It’s sticky if it’s still hot.
If you like the colours to be brighter, just add more colouring. I try to use as little colouring as possible. I think the lighter colour is nice too, right?
Now, if you are bored and can’t find anything interesting to do, why not try this beautiful, delicious Malaysian dessert. You can chill it too. It tastes just as nice the next day.
I had a crazy, busy week last week. This week should be more relaxed. Hope to blog more. So, stay tuned for more recipes from me. I hope you have lots of fun cooking and baking.
Oh, I must tell you. I played my first badminton game last week, after 3 months not touching my racket! How awesome is that! I felt SO good! Now, wait, don’t scream at me yet. I know I should wait till my leg fully recovers. That would be another 2-3 months to go.
I played ’standing badminton’, ie, I only stood there while my friends on the other side of the court had to serve/hit the shuttlecock to me. My hubby was my partner while my daughter and another friend were our opponent. My poor hubby had to cover almost the whole court because I was not allowed to run. Poor boy! That must be the most exhausting game he had ever played…..haha. But we won….YAY!…..even though narrowly.
Ok, hope you are enjoying your regular exercises. Till then, see you in my next post!
Other popular Malaysian desserts that you may be interested in are:
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Best Coconut Rolls
Chewy Peanut Balls
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls
9 Layered Coffee Rice Pudding
Sweet Potato Donuts
Condensed Milk Tapioca Cake
Steamed Sticky Rice Cake (Nian Gao)
Baked Tapioca (Cassava) Cake
Quote of the day……
“Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. “
- Brian Tracy