Thursday, May 01, 2008

Kuih Talam

Kuih Talam is a popular delicacy in Malaysia.Kuih talam is a malay or nyonya cake that is consisting of two layers.The top white layer is made from rice flour and coconut milk and while the bottom green layer is made from rice flour,green pea flour or corn flour,alkaline/lye water and extract of pandan leaf.If you don't want to use alkaline water for the Kuih you can omit it.It still taste good.
Bottom Layer: A
150g rice flour
30g cornflour or greenbean flour
130g sugar
600ml water or pandan juice
1/2 tsp alkaline water
Few drops green colouring

Top Layer:B
80g Rice Flour
2 tbs Corn Flour
A pinch of salt
A can of coconut milk


Mix (A)together and cook over low heat and stir continuously with a wooden spoon until batter becomes fairly thick and translucent.

Then strain the batter and add sugar and colouring.Pour the hot sticky batter into a greased 20cm cake tin and steam over rapidly boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes.

Prepare(B).Mix the B ingredients and pour the white batter over the cooked green layer.

Steam for about 10-15 minutes.Cool the kuih well.Slice into desire-shaped pieces.


Rozella said...

Yay! Recipe! Hehe I have alkaline water! Haiyoh...must find time to do. Bet it taste real yum. It looks good!! :)

Peggy said...

Sounds and looks wonderful, now I am really hungry!

jj said...

Lovely looking cake!

Jess said...

Hey! Just dropping by to wish you Happy Mother's Day! ;)

Love Kuih Talam.. will sure try this out ;)

Rozella said...

I have an award for you dearie!

Juliana RW said...

Hi sweetiepie,

I just know you have another blog :D How is with "clumsy mom"???

PEARLY said...

wooo make my mouth watering now :P

love this kuih , but I am not good baking malay kuih wish I could do it , how are you getting ? sorry haven't be around lately busy with JAN and Ervin visit , will be back to normal now .
have a lovely day dear xxxx

PEARLY said...

hi dear :
HOw are u ? just drop by to say helo to u . havn't see u for sometime around .
take care xxxxxxxxxxxx

molly said...

Thank for dropping by my blog.

I love Kuih Talam, usually will buy from the Malay stall, because not many at home to eat.
I'll try out your bread recipe! Hopefully successful.

Pete said...

I love kuih Talam. thks for sharing

Wonderful Life said...

Err... where can I get the alkaline water from?

ceemee said...

that looks yummy! just hopping by! your site is making me hungry! hehe!

Nazarina A said...

What an interesting dessert! I am of Malaysian descent yet my parents never introduced me to this. I would like to try this, but will have to find the ingredients!

GMG said...

you seem to be really good in cooking! they all look so delicious. :)

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