Monday, February 12, 2007

Kuih Salat

I decided to take a little break from CNY baking and cleaning to make a familar kuih using the fragrant pandan flavors. This kuih has a sticky glutinous rice bottom-half later with a sweet, soft, custardy top-half, and is usually eaten as a snack during the day.
Another one of the many yummy kuihs...
Recipe was adapted from a fellow blogger sbasc who got it from Patricia Lee's book Delicious nonya kueh and desserts. FYI, kueh is also spelled kuih these days. Used pandan paste as I can only find frozen pandan leaves at the asian market, and didn't have any at time of cooking.
Kueh Salat/Kuih Salat Recipe:
400g glutinous rice
200ml thick coconut milk with 100ml water
2-3 pandan leaves
pinch of salt

6 eggs
800 ml thick coconut milk
200g rice flour
320g sugar
few drops of pandan paste
pinch of salt

For the bottom layer:
Soak glutinous rice overnight. Rinse and Drain. Steam the rice with a pinch of salt for 20 minutes or till tender. Remove from steamer and add coconut milk. Mix well. Back into steamer for 10 minutes till cooked. Lay a saran wrap on the bottom of an 8 inch square tray. Place steamed rice in the tray and press down firmly with a banana leaf on top to compact it. Return to steamer and steam for another 5 minutes. The bottom layer has to be hot when the top layer is poured.

For the top Layer:
Beat eggs in a mixing bowl with fork. Mix in rice flour. Strain. Cook coconut milk, pandan paste, sugar, and salt over low heat. Keep stirring and add in the egg mixture. Stir continuously over low heat, until mixture thickens. Pour the yellow mixture over the steamed glutinous rice in the steamer slowly. Steam for 20 mins. or till toothpick inserted into the top layer comes out clean. Cool the kueh before slicing.


Little Corner of Mine said...

V, your kuih salat very nice leh. I like the firm, well-set custard on top. Yummy!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Xie Xie!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Xie Xie!

A Mature Student said...

Ah, I use to make a lot of this but since I came to UK, no one to help me eat so I stopped.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I'll help you.LOL!

Anonymous said...

Could you share this recipe?


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi June,
Recipe posted. Enjoy! :)