Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chinese New Year Specials: Kueh Lapis

Kueh Lapis is commonly known as malay layered cake. The cake is rich with egg yolks, butter and mixed spices. Hence it is not for healthy foodies. This is great news as the rest of us can enjoy more of the Kueh Lapis.
As the cake is rich, it is usually served in thin slices. I suggest it to go with some tea to help to remove the richness from your mouth. Nevertheless it is a marvellous cake.

Chinese New Year Goodies 3:


Original Kueh Lapis
This recipe is a knock out!. When I served this to my in laws, it was finished in less than 5 minutes and guess what? They took back some home to enjoy. I also gave a portion to my colleague, she asked if I do take orders. Should I?

Recipe:
30 eggs yolks
2 egg whites
300g sugar
100g sifted flour
400g unsalted butter
4 tbsp condensed milk
1 tbsp mixed spices (available at Sun Lik)
1 tsp ovalet
5-6 tbsp rum (optional)

Steps:
  1. Cream the butter till creamy.
  2. Remove and add in condensed milk and stir well.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, ovalet together till fluffy.
  4. Add in flour, spices, creamed butter and rum.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Preheat the oven (use only top-heat) to 200 degree Celsius.
  7. Lined the 9-inch tray with grease proof paper and grease it.
  8. Grill layer by layer until the batter is finished.
  9. Each layer is about 5 tbsp of batter.
  10. Poke some holes using a fork and press each layer down with a flat spade before batter is added.
  11. When the batter is done, bake it in oven 180 degree Celsius (top and bottom heat) for 8 minutes.
  12. Cool on a cooling rack.