Friday, July 6, 2007

My Eggless Kaya

Kaya is a jam made from coconut milk, eggs which are flavored by pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar. Kaya is sweet,creamy, delicious and GOT EGGS! That's why it's named Kaya. Kaya means rich in Malay and the richness comes about from the eggs. Okay, so how do we make kaya without the eggs? Voila the recipe...

INGREDIENTS
400 ml thick coconut milk from about 2 grated coconuts
400 ml evaporated milk
175 g sugar

6 pandan leaves cut into 1 cm pieces and blended with about 4 to 6 tbsp water

1 1/2 tsp custard powder
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch/cornflour
2 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine thick coconut milk, evaporated milk and sugar in a non-stick saucepan. Heat milk mixture over a very low heat for about 4–5 minutes, stirring well with a wooden spoon.
2. Add in custard powder and corn flour mixture. Next, add in pandan juice.
3. Keep stirring continuously for about 30–40 minutes over a very low heat until mixture thickens.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

But custard contains eggs!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the same thing but realise someone noticed it before me. Yep..custard has egg. :(

Mamanags said...

Yes, the main ingredient in custard is eggs. But the above recipes calls for 'custard powder'. Custard powder is mainly cornstarch with a bit of yellow colouring. It does not contain eggs.