Friday, October 23, 2015

Purple Sweet Potato Gem 紫番薯椰丝糕 LTU #23

This was bookmarked when Irene's posted it which was beginning of the year, wanted to try cos of her raving and also, seeing the coconut coating although I am not fancy of kueh but that really attract me.
Finally cannot delay anymore as the purple sweet potato that I bought, going to grow roots liao hahaha...

As usual, always missed out some info. I didn't read the recipe thoroughly thus missed out the step of letting the kueh to cool for 2-3 hours before slice. So I was rushing hoping to get the kueh to be ready for photo shooting before sun set but failed to do so. Thus pls pardon for the dim photos, the actual color of the kueh are nice purplish color, like what shown in Irene's blog.

Recipe adapted from 最爱的... and Anncoo Journal 

300g purple sweet potato, steamed (the weight is after removed the skin)
160g sugar
100ml water
150g tapioca starch/flour, sifted (I forgot lol)
250ml thick coconut milk
a pinch of salt

125g grated coconut flesh, white part only
a pinch of salt

1. In a small saucepan, cook sugar, water and 2 pandan leaves until sugar dissolves. Discard the pandan leaves, set aside for later use.
2. Break the steamed sweet potato into small pieces and blend it with the sugar syrup until fine.
3. Mix the sweet potato puree with sifted tapioca flour, coconut milk and salt.
4. Pour batter into a 8” square greased pan and steam over boiling water for 30-35 minutes.
5. Remove from the steamer and leave to cool for 2-3 hours before slicing into pieces. (as I am running out of time, I let the kueh cooled for 1 hour then put in fridge to chill for about 30 mins)
6. Steam grated white coconut with pinch of salt for 5 minutes.
7. Slice the kueh into squares / cubes and toss in the coconut and serve immediately.

These kueh are soft and tender, truly delicious, really is a gem! When I tasted kueh without grated coconut already tasted good, with the grated coconut even better, although dear daughter prefer without coconut coating. The sweetness for me is just nice but dear husband thinks that not sweet at all, he said is a healthy kueh lol. My helper even worst, said she wanna coat with a lot of sugar lol. So those who have sweet tooth, you may need to increase the sugar amount. Those who tasted all given thumbs up and even got recipe from me. This is another keeper for kueh.


his post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up ~ October 2015
Event Theme : Coconut
and hosted by Jess of Bakericious


  1. Sweet purple potatoes are not easy to find over here...these look so beautiful and delicious.


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