Monday, July 20, 2009

Kuih Bakar

Kuih Bakar is also known to be called Kuih Kemboja and this malay kuih is like eating kaya(egg custard) in a slice, it is sweet but not as rich. It should be baked in a flower shaped mould which is made with bronze but unfortunately i do not own one, so i have to bake it in a 6 inch cast-iron skillet/pan. It tasted just as delicious only without the signature shape.


3 large eggs
400 ml (1 can) coconut cream
50 ml water
1/2 tsp pandan paste
4 ozs all-purpose flour
4 ozs fine granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350 f. and put in cast-iron pan for heating.
Beat eggs and sugar till sugar dissolves and not fluffy.
Mix pandan paste and water to coconut cream.
Add in flour and coconut cream mixture alternately to the egg and sugar mixture.
Microwave batter until it thickens slightly.
Brush heated pan with a little oil and pour batter , sprinkle with sesame seeds and put to bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool before serving.



Mary said...

Welcome back, Lily. I love the color of this dish. Which of the ingredients gives it that lovely color?

valkuan said...

Aunty Lily,

You are back! It is good to see you have new recipe. I bet this must be a busy summer. said...

Hi Lily
so glad to see you blogging again, welcome back. thanks for all your generous sharing of yummy receipes and tips. have tried baking your poppyseed chiffon cake, it turned out so fantastic, sweetness and texture prefect. this is the first time i am successful in baking chffon cake after 20 failed attempts. Thanks again. May God's blessing be abundantly showered to you and your love ones.
best regards

lilyng said...


the color is from the pandan paste. the original recipe uses the juice from the pandan leaves which is also green but a drop of food coloring is also needed to brighten up the green.

cikmanggis said...


foodbin said...

like this kuih bakar.

Ube said...

Glad to see you back up and running. Looks very good and like much the greenish color.

Christine said...

Looks delicious!!!!

Tuty said...

I've missed your posts... but glad to know that you took some time off 'cause you certainly deserve a break :-)

Question: I know that microwave power varies, but approximately how long did you microwave the batter (to thicken)?

Thanks Lily.

Ube said...

Where do you get your pandan paste? Thanks for your informative response much appreciate it.

lilyng said...


i am having a 900 watts microwave and it took me 1 min at a time twice.

lilyng said...


i just came back from san fransisco and i bought a few bottles from new kah may in clement street.

valkuan said...

Aiyah, Aunty Lily, we could have meet up!! Let me know when you visit SF again! I have a question is coconut cream the same as coconut milk?

Anonymous said... looks delicious, but exactly how many eggs are needed please?

lilyng said...


the recipe has 3 large eggs, and large eggs are about 55 - 60 gm here

lilyng said...


it would be lovely to meet up. i will certainly contact you when i go to san fransisco the next time

mei said...

Hi Lily,

Is coconut cream the same as coconut milk? I'd love to make this hmm doesnt sound too hard..thanks!! =)

lilyng said...


oconut cream is thick coconut milk.

yes, this kuih is not difficult to bake

Tuty said...

One more question on this, Lily.

What size of cast iron pan do you use?

Thanks for the advice.

lilyng said...


sorry for not mentioning the pan size, it is a 6 inch cast-iron pan.

Candy Spooner said...

Just to let you know Lily, you missed out listing the 3 eggs in the list of ingredients in the post.

lilyng said...

candy spooner

the 3 eggs is the first in the list.

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Lily,
Thank you for all the recipe posted in this blog. I tried making many of them and had a great satisfaction tasting the delicious food out of these recipe, especially the malaysia kuih. You are truly master in cooking.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

I tried your receipt yesterday.
It turned out fine but find it too low.
Can I double the receipe and bake it in square tin (8 x 8)? how much time must I bake. need to reduce any ingredient?

Thanks & Best regards

lilyng said...


sure, just double the ingredients

Flo said...

Hi Aunt Lily,

This kueh is very "phang" and nice. The middle layer was soft and watery when it is hot but set after it cools. Love it. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...


Tried this taste good...however I didnt microwave it...instead I have cook it over the stove till it thickens...

Keen said...

Hi I wanted to try your kuih bakar recipe. I would like to know what is the conversion for the 50ml water to cups. Thank you.

lilyng said...


50 ml is a little less than 1/4 cup(US)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

I was just wondering if you knew where I could get Pandan Paste online? I've been looking at many of your kuih recipes and a lot of them needed pandan paste, so I'm stuck with no kuih at all.

Thank you!

lilyng said...


i googled and found this site

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