Steamed Pandan Cupcakes

Made these delicious steamed pandan cupcakes bright and early, for a Sunday anyway. 😁 Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil (plus a little more to oil the custard cups) 1/2 cup unsweetened […]

Pandan Plant

Look what arrived last Friday – a pandan plant! I have wanted one for years! So this one came from Florida… survived the shipping wonderfully. Now, it just has to survive me, lol! So far, so good! 🤞

Coconut Pandan Bread (Tangzhong Method)

Love this light and fluffy, coconut, pandan-flavored bread! It is so easy to make with a bread machine and the bread is delicious as is or slathered with kaya, a coconut jam that is a staple in most Malaysian households. Enjoy! Adapted from the Classic Sandwich Bread recipe by King Arthur Flour 3 cups unbleached […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake Made With Homemade Pandan Paste

The ultimate test for the homemade pandan paste is of course, the Pandan Chiffon Cake. This cake with its light and tender texture, as well as its tall and regal state, in addition to its delicious, traditional pairing of pandan and coconut flavors is truly a Malaysian classic. Using homemade pandan paste to make this family favorite was a total […]

Homemade Pandan Paste

When baking with pandan, I would normally use store-bought pandan paste instead of freshly-squeezed pandan juice. This is because fresh pandan leaves are not available here and often times, the frozen pandan leaves that can be found in most Asian stores are of such subpar quality that they are just not worth using. Once in a blue moon however, I might be able to get decent frozen pandan leaves (ones that haven’t […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake Revisited

This is a childhood and now, a family favorite. For the longest time, I couldn’t find an acceptable substitute for fresh pandan leaves and I lived without this dessert for almost a decade. Finally, through another blogger, I discovered pandan paste but then for a while, I couldn’t find pandan paste where I live. It was only within the past couple of […]

Kuih Bakar

Most of those I know who moved away claimed it’s because they couldn’t take the winters here anymore. I feel the same way, although it’s not the snow or cold I mind so much, it’s the constant cloudiness that gets to me. Today is the fourth day since I last saw the sun and I […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake

Pandan Chiffon Cake used to be my all-time favorite dessert growing up. I love the fragrant yet oh so subtle pairing of pandan and coconut, and the light-as-air texture with just the right amount of sweetness. Although I’m not as crazy about it as I used to be (due to an increased appreciation of other desserts), I […]

Pandan Pound Cake

Yay!! I finally managed to coincide a post with a celebration before the actual day, not after. :) Something green for St. Patrick’s Day, anyone? This pound cake is flavored with pandan, a flavoring as widely used in Southeast Asia as vanilla extract is used here (for more info on it, check out an old […]