Pandan Coconut Doughnuts

Ta-dah- homemade pandan coconut doughnuts! My only day off and I spent half of it making/frying doughnuts, lol. The dough contains mashed potatoes, which I love because it keeps the end result moist and fresh for longer than a few hours. Toooooo delicious – absolutely worth my time! 😂❤️😋 Adapted from Mashed Potato Doughnuts recipe […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Steamed Pandan Cupcakes with Coconut Topping

Any day and everyday is the prefect day for pandan cake, lol and since it’s Christmas, it is only fitting to expend a little more effort to make the mini-cakes extra special and delicious! ❤️ Coconut Topping 1 cup water 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cornstarch A little vegetable oil […]

Mini Pandan Chiffon Cake

One of the hardest things going gluten free is not being able to bake like usual. I tried a couple of gluten free flours/methods but without much success to imitate the results of baking with wheat flour. After quite a bit of research, I finally decided to try Authentic Foods flours as they seem to […]

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…..it 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 […]