Thursday, March 4, 2010


kueh lapis

"Kueh lapis" or "kuih lapis" is a bite size dessert from Malaysia. This type of "kueh lapis" is steamed. The main ingredients are rice flour, sugar, grated coconut, and coloring. It reminds me of the "khanom chun" from Thailand, which uses natural coloring instead, such as pandanus leaves (to create natural green coloring) and butterfly pea flower (to create natural purple coloring).

There's another type of "kueh lapis" (also also known as layer cake) which is the baked version. The ingredients differ from the steamed counterpart, as it includes normal flour, butter and eggs (around 18 egg yolks and 5 egg whites!!!). One of the famous layer cake is from Sarawak, the very colorful layer cake is mostly eaten during festive seasons. (Sorry, I don't have a picture of the baked layer cake at the moment).

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