Sometimes, I really think that too free is not really a good thing for some old folks. Once they are too free at home, they will try all means to get themselves occupied, one negative way is to quarrel or unhappy with others. They do not know when they pointing finger at others, the other 4 fingers are actually pointing at themselves. I hope I won't be like that when I am old, giving so much troubles and headaches to the children, my husband and I told each other must keep remind ourselves in future...
I do not know what else I can make for Joceline event, so I browse through the submissions to Best Recipes For Everyone - My Favourite Traditional Kueh. When I spotted this recipe from Mui Mui and Aunty Young, it looks nice so I decided I should give it a try.
I hope I am able to make some more submission before the event ends, wait for me ya Joceline!
Ingredients: (for 7" square pan)
135g all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup Horlick (I used 3 in 1)
5 eggs (grade A - without shell weight about 55g)
4 tbsp kaya
1/2 cup sugar (I used 85g)
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla paste (I used homemade vanilla extract)
1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee powder (nescafe) mix with 1 tsp cocoa powder, dilluted with 1 tbsp of hot water.
Some green and yellow food colouring (I used Koepoe brand Pandan extract for the green coloring, and I omit the yellow coloring)
1. Prepared a wok or a steamer, add enough water and heat it up, line the cake pan bottom with baking paper and the side, grease with butter.
2. Sift all purpose flour and horlick together, set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar till light and pale,
4. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating with low speed. Add in vanilla paste or extract.
5. Beat in Kaya then condensed milk mix well.
6. Add in flour and mixed to combine.
7. Divide batter into 3 portions (each about 300g : mix 1 portion with nescafe mixture, 1 portion with yellow food coloring (I keep it the original color) and 1 portion with green food coloring (I used Pandan extract).Then divide each portion into 2 parts into small bowls each. (total of 6 parts : 2 nescafe, 2 yellow and 2 green parts)
8. Pour 1 part of green color batter into cake tin, loosely cover with a piece of aluminium foil and steam for 5 to 8 minutes or until the surface is not sticky when touches it. (Pls ensure that the layer is firmed enough to pour the next layer in. I didn't steam one of the layer firm enough so the next layer actually sank in a bit)
9. Follow with the yellow color batter, repeat the same process for steaming. Then follow with the nescafe batter. Repeat the same from green batter to yellow batter then final layer is the nescafe batter.
10. Complete with another 30 minutes steaming to further cook the cake. Remove the cake from the steamer to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the cake tin
11. Cool the cake before slicing.
The cake is like what Aunty Young mentioned, it is delicious, although a little bit too sweet for me but which kuih lapis not sweet heeheehee... The cake full of mocha, pandan, kaya, horlick flavor, you can have many flavors in one bite, yum yum! A thumb up!
I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone ～ March 2015
Event Theme: My Favourite Traditional Kueh