Sunday, September 9, 2007
Long live the microwave!!
Remember my euphoria over the microwave muah chee??
Now...it's Kaya!!! Traditionally, kaya is very time and labour intensive, needing at least a couple of hours of continuous stirring to achieve the right consistency...but with Lily's method, all you need is a microwave!!
I was so excited with the kaya that i had to call and tell friends about it...people who've tried it have given it good reviews but perhaps would have rated it more highly if i had not raved so much before they tasted it! haaa...
Click here for the recipe! Lily, you're the best!
Traditionally, kaya is eaten as a spread on toasted Hainanese bread with a thick slab of butter, a cup of coffee and a couple of soft-boiled eggs..but as Culinary Princess recently mentioned, you can also have it with waffles..and on puff pastry...come to think of it...Kaya's actually very much like custard...just with the substitution of coconut cream for milk and the addition of the pandan flavour...so I guess you can pretty much use it in place of custard...
One of my Australian friends paired it with cheese (?!) and it was surprisingly tasty as well.....Have fun experiementing! :)