9 Layer Kuih Lapis and NuStevia Giveaway Result

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Beautiful and delicious Malaysian dessert

Beautiful and delicious Malaysian dessert

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:
Ashley Gold

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.

9 layers kuih lapis

9 layers kuih lapis

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
260g sugar
1000ml water
400ml coconut milk

Mix everything

Mix everything

Put everything in a mixing bowl and mix well.

Divide batter into 3 bowls, coloured

Divide batter into 3 bowls, coloured

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.

All steamed kuih lapis

All steamed kuih lapis

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.

Cooled and cut kuih lapis

Cooled and cut kuih lapis

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

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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Ashley  on September 3rd, 2012

The kuih looks so yummy!!! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Encourages everyone to keep making healthy changes to diet and lifestyle!

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on September 3rd, 2012

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Hope I’ll not miss the giveaway next time :)
I love kuih lapis but seldom make it at home as my family is not a big fan of it. Can share some with me? :D

Merryn  on September 3rd, 2012

I love steamed kuih lapis but never make one myself. Maybe it’s about time to try this out :)

suituapui  on September 3rd, 2012

Nice!!! Kau-teng koi….and your light colours show your generous use of santan - good!!! So much nicer! The colourful pretty ones - not nice, not lemak.

Christine's Recipes  on September 3rd, 2012

Congrats to all winners!
I often see this beautiful dessert selling at nearby Asian stores. Would love to try making some myself.

somewhere in singapore  on September 3rd, 2012

Can i have a piece? hehe…

peachkins  on September 3rd, 2012

I love the color of that dessert!

tigerfish  on September 3rd, 2012

What a pretty pink hue of the kuih lapis! But the kuih lapis I am more familiar with is the brownish version made with lots of eggs.

Mistletoe  on September 3rd, 2012

Hi Mary,

Congrats to your winners! Thanks muchly for hosting this giveaway and allowing me the opportunity to win. This was a great giveaway indeed! Let’s hope I don’t overdose. Hahaha.
Always love visiting your blog and learning new Malaysian food. Your kuih lapis looks great. Love the flavours of pandan and coconut. Must give this a try some time. I think my kiddies would enjoy. Can even use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. I have so many recipes from you bookmarked. Still have to make your Kim Chi. Haha.
Lastly, take it easy on that leg. Glad to hear that you’re able to join them for badminton. Good to even get out and socialise. Do take it easy though. My gosh…you make me worry about you again. I thought your leg was fully healed. Sigh. Ok have fun on the court and take good care. Just be careful, ok? Hugs! Thanks muchly again for the giveaway! :D

TasteHongKong  on September 3rd, 2012

Lovely kuih lapis in pink; I think those I saw and enjoyed were in green or red.
Enjoy more exercises then : )!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on September 4th, 2012

The kuih looks lovely!

Belinda @zomppa  on September 4th, 2012

How pretty - these are so adorable - not something easy to find here so would love to try!

Blackswan  on September 4th, 2012

Congrats on the success of your 1st giveaway & I do hope this will bring u more :) I haven’t seen this type of kueh in the longest time. Guess I’m too spoilt these days. Hahaha!

Mary  on September 4th, 2012

@Ashley - Yes, it’s always good to be reminded to eat healthy. It’s so easy to fall off the track :P Congrats for the win!

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - So sorry you missed out on the giveaway. I’ll remind you next time I ever have another one :D
Come and I will make another tray of the kuih lapis for you. We can chat and enjoy peeling the layers :D

@Merryn - Give a try. It’s actually not that difficult. Worth the time and effort. I want to make again soon :D

@suituapui - Oh I see, the santan does give a lighter effect. Never thought of that….haha. Mine is sure full of lemak and coconut fragrance :D Would be so much more delicious if there’s freshly squeezed coconut milk like we get back home. I should make this in Sibu next time I go back.

@Christine’s Recipes - I think it’s good that I cannot find it here. Otherwise I would never have learned how to make this. Buying is so easy :D

@somewhere in singapore - Come….quick! Have been waiting for you for ages! :D

@peachkins - Thanks very much! :D

@tigerfish - Oh I have not seen your version of the kuih lapis.
Need to find that out the next time I go back for holidays :D

@Mistletoe - Congrats for the win! And it should be ok to overdose if you really have such a sweet tooth….haha. I’m sure your kids would love this kuih lapis. It’s so fun to eat. Try it and I’m sure your kids will thank me for it :D It keeps you out of mischief too….LOL. Indeed I am so happy I am able to move around quite well now. I know, I know….still need to be very careful.

@TasteHongKong - Yes, it’s usually red, green and white :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Give a try. I’m sure you will feel so proud of yourself for making this kuih lapis. I just can’t help smiling when I see all the beautiful layers :D

@Blackswan - Yes, I am so happy that finally I did it. Took me so long to do it! Haha…yes, you are spoilt. If I am back in Malaysia, i will be just as spoilt as you :P

cakewhiz  on September 4th, 2012

this looks so beautiful mary! the layers of colors are so attractive…i want to make one now with multiple colors just like a rainbow…heheh

Juliana  on September 4th, 2012

Wow Mary, what a lovely color you have here…I never had this before and would love to try one of this days :)
Congrats to the winners and hope you are having a great week!

Katerina  on September 5th, 2012

Thanks for hosting this event Mary and thenks for choosing me as one of the winners! These bars look so beautiful in their pink color!

lena  on September 5th, 2012

wow, your kuih lapis looks so good! very impressive looking! i also peel the layers when eating them, still do that! haha! i can imagine your hubby running around the court for the shuttlecock, u relax only, poor man! LOL!!

Sherin  on September 6th, 2012

Wow looks soo smooth and professional. I’m sure yummmm too.

Yuli  on December 27th, 2012

Did you use only one batch to make the 9 layer? Or did you have to mix two batch to get this mixture? This looks a lot already. Thank u and I’m going to try if its good

Yuli  on December 28th, 2012

I tried making this but it didn’t work. I think it was too much liquids. Mine did not even cook through:( can u write down the recipe in cups?

Mary  on December 28th, 2012

@Yuli - So sorry that it didn’t work for you. The amount of liquid is the right amount. A friend tried it with less liquid and it came out too hard. I’m not too sure why it didn’t work for you. But if you like the measurement in cups, you can check it out with the conversion table in the link here : http://bitsyskitchen.com/conversion.html. This is a big tray. May be you can try a smaller amount. Have fun cooking :D

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