Friday, July 22, 2011

I am back in USA: BROWN KAYA!

From Wiki: Coconut Jam
Kaya, also called Srikaya (from the word meaning "rich" in Malay based on its golden color) or coconut egg jam, is a coconut jam made from coconut milk, duck or chicken eggs which are flavored by pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar. The spread originated in Southeast Asia, most likely Indonesia or Malaysia. This is reflected by its tropical ingredients santan (coconut milk) and pandan leaf. Kaya is sweet and creamy. The original color reflects the color of the yolks used in the making. It is sometimes available as a golden brown or green colored spread depending on the amount of pandan and extent of caramelization of the sugar. As a popular local jam, kaya is typically spread on toast to make kaya toast and eaten in the morning but is mostly enjoyed throughout the day.
I asked mom how to do Kaya?
And her reaction, "Haiya, it is very troublesome one!"
I rolled my eyes, what is not troublesome?

Anyway a google check using 'Brown Kaya Recipe', a 1001 recipes would come out.
And I realised the OLD days Kaya recipes are in the ratio 1:1:1.

1 Bowl of Eggs : 1 Bowl of Coconut Milk : 1 Bowl of Sugar.
Easy peasy!

With this I take the can of Coconut milk as my standard bowl.
And to fill the can, I needed 8 eggs.
After adding everything together and blend it with a mixer until sugar dissolves.
I sieved the mixture.
The mixture is watery and BROWN because I used brown sugar.

My double boiler setup.
Note : The boiling water should not touch the top bowl, it should just be the 'steam' cooking the jam.
It starts to cuddle slowly.
I didn't control my fire well enough and the mixture starts to curdle very early in the cooking.
And I have this 'rough' jam, unlike those smooth supermarket type! One problem, I have never seen anyone do it so I didn't know when to STOP COOKING! But I just assume the longer you cook, the dryer the jam, the longer you can keep the jam! I stirred for 1hour ...
But it definitely taste like KAYA and definitely feels very home-made!
I remember the Childhood Kaya that mom always buy from the old grandma who use to sell her homemade kaya and bread at our OLD HDB flat is something like that! Not the type that has this smooth consistency we get from Supermarket.

Yup, the rough consistency confirmed that this Kaya is soooooooo HOME-made.
But of course you can cheat by running the Jam through a blender to smooth everything off, but I love this type of consistency! Swiss Roll next?

Of course I would trust my Kaya Jam, to be kept in LocknLock Zen&Lock series ceramic.
I would trust Locknlock airtight lockage to make sure that the JAM would be kept fresh in the fridge! With just the 2 of us, it will take sometime before we can finish the jam, and if it would be spoilt because of packaging, I would be devasted! The 1hour non-stop stirring would be so wasted!
Set aside to cool off before refrigerating them.
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