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Seri Muka

Seri Muka

Background

Seri Muka is an amazing Malaysian kuih (sweet cake) made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and pandan leaves. Seri Muka is a dainty and yummy dessert.

Recipe

Ingredients

FOR BOTTOM LAYER:

300 g (10 oz.) glutinous rice, soak for 30 minutes in water

200 ml thin coconut milk (100 ml coconut milk plus 100 ml water)

2 pandan leaves, optional

1 teaspoon salt

FOR TOP LAYER:

200 ml thick coconut milk or coconut cream

2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

170 g (5 oz.) sugar

100 ml pandan juice (from 8-10 pandan leaves)

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons corn starch

Steps To Prepare

1. Mix all the ingredients for the bottom layer and steam on high heat for 20 minutes.

2. In the meantime, prepare the top layer. Mix the eggs, coconut milk, sugar, pandan juice and flour together. Stir until smooth. Cook over boiling water (using double boil method) until the mixture thickens slightly but still runny enough to pour.

3. After 20 minutes, take out the glutinous rice mixture, stir and flatten it with a spoon or hands. Make sure it is compact. Use a sieve to pour the egg mixture onto the rice mixture.

4. Steam on medium heat for 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting the Seri Muka into diamond-shaped or rectangle-shaped pieces.