Told you in my previous post that I will share with you my kaya cake recipe and here I come, though I didn’t expect myself to come so soon…..haha. Keeping a promise is always very refreshing and liberating which is good for the soul. I’m sure you will agree with me on that. And if you like ‘ham chim paeng’, you know I will be back soon to share with you the recipe. So, smile please…..*smiling here*.
One of the reasons that I’m so quick back to share with you this recipe is all because of Claire. She was the first one to comment on my previous blog post at My Memorable Trip Home (Cooking and Baking). She mentioned, “How I wish I could taste all your cakes especially the kaya one…. Waiting to see your recipe!”. Awwwww….how sweet! How can I disappoint her! If you don’t know Claire, you have missed out a lovely blogger. I knew her as a blogger and REALLY knew her well when she came to Aberdeen recently. It is in this cold land where it went “BOOOOM”…….we MET in person!….haha. See, told you, blogging is SO fun!….*big smiles*. You can read my post on our meet-up at A Blogger From Malaysia Landed In Aberdeen.
Oh, if Claire is my neighbour, God knows what will happen. She will play the guitar and sing to me everyday while I bake cake for her! Life would be such a bliss!…….haha. Claire is a very friendly and happy person. You can read more about her on her blog at Caring Is Not Only Sharing.
Right, here’s my simple, easy and quick Kaya Cake recipe, which is non dairy. As mentioned in my previous email, there’s no measuring cups and no measuring spoons, so this recipe is quite an estimation. I hope to try it again one day here with proper measuring cups and measuring spoons. I’m sure my estimation can’t be too far out. So far, my estimation is usually quite accurate. Mathematics teacher…ahem…ahem…should be quite good in estimation….*big grin*.
In this recipe, the key ingredients are kaya (coconut jam) and also santan (coconut milk). They give the beautiful aroma and taste. The kaya is sweet so you don’t need to add any sugar. You can buy them from Asian supermarket or you can even make it yourself. Oh wait, I have not put up any kaya recipe yet. One day I’ll make it again and put up the recipe. It’s a long time I had not made it. Time to make again. That will keep you coming back, right?…..*big smiles*. The santan (coconut milk) is oily enough so you don’t need to add anymore oil.
1 tin coconut milk (400g)
1 tin kaya (480g)
2t vanilla essence
Put all of Ingredients A in a mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
1 & 1/2C flour
1t baking powder
Sieve Ingredients B into the Ingredients A mixture. Mix until well combined.
Pour the batter into a paper-lined tin. I used a low baking tin. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Oh my gosh…..huge cracks! Looks like earthquakes…..haha. But who cares as long as it tastes good, right? And if you don’t like the look, just flip it over and you won’t see the cracks anymore…….*big grin*. It’s such joy not being a perfectionist…*big smiles*. Actually the cracks closed up as the cake cools down. I suspect that the batter is a little too thick which means that I should use 1/4C less flour or add 1/4C water to lighten it up.
Right, now’s your turn to make this cake. And if you don’t like to eat cakes, which I think would be weird, you can still make and bless someone and see smiles light up his/her face. And if you are not a very patient person like me when comes to baking, this cake is definitely for you. And if you are one that likes to see quick results like me, this cake is also for you. And if you need to de-stress after a hard day’s work and need a nice dessert to unwind, like me often, then this cake is for you too. See, I have given you every reason to make this cake. You can thank me later….*big smiles*.
Well, I better run…..badminton time……..yipppeeeee! The weather is so wonderfully awesome! For once I talk SO WELL about the weather here….haha. The sun just brings lots of big smiles on my face. You bet I look much prettier…..haha.
Til then, see you in my next post.
Quote of the day…….
“Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.”
- Japanese Proverb