Tooth Fairy In The Making

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Kaya is a South East Asian spread made from thick coconut milk, sugar and eggs. Because of it's richness in flavour (And calories. And cholesterol. And sugar. Basically everything bad), it's given the name kaya, which literally means rich.

I've tried out many recipes but I've finally managed to find one that makes a lovely dark brown kaya easily and quickly. By quickly I mean less than 3 hours.

Here's my end product on a slice of white toast. This is the traditional way kaya is served.

1 cup coconut milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggs

1. Pour half a cup of sugar into a heavy based pan. Have the flame at medium at the stove and stir until sugar is caramelized.
2. Mix coconut milk with the remaining sugar and pour into caramel mixture. Stir until smooth. Flame should be at its lowest to prevent burning.
3. Beat the eggs and add into the mixture last. Stir until mixture becomes thick and creamy.

If the egg curdles, the way to still get smooth kaya is to put it into a blender. Nobody will ever know. *wink*

Please note that this takes around 1-2 hours of constant stirring over the pot. Be prepared.


1 comment(s):

gosh, of all the devilish-looking cakes and pastries, THIS is the most sinful of all! just looking at the texture and how much u spread onto the soft white bread, it's enough to make me salivate~!!!

By Blogger 3cinr3b, at 12/12/2006 1:06 AM  

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