When I was younger, my Mum would make homemade kaya once in a while. According to her, my grandmother's recipe was: 1 bunch of pandan leaves, 1 bowl of eggs, 1 bowl of sugar, and 1 bowl of fresh coconut milk. These simple ingredients will then be mixed together in the upper tier of a double boiler. The ONE skill you need to make perfect homemade kaya -- PATIENCE. While the kaya cooks in the double boiler, you have to keep stirring it so that it doesn't curdle and you get the perfect texture.
I wanted to make my own kaya, but I didn't have the time to make it the traditional way. In steps my best internet friend -- Google... I decided to make kaya using my bread machine! I made a watered-down version:
Bread Machine Kaya
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup raw sugar
1 cup eggs (approximately 4 medium sized eggs)
- Mix coconut milk and sugar in bread machine pan. Add eggs to the pan through a sift.
- Start the "Jam" function on the bread machine.
- At the end of the "Jam" cycle, the mixture will appear lumpy. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass jars and keep refrigerated.
This is my lazy version where I used packet coconut milk instead of fresh and also skipped the pandan leaves.
|Bread Machine Kaya (Coconut Egg Jam)|