Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gula Melaka Steamed Cake aka Ma Lai Gao (No Butter)



Easy Gula Melaka Steamed Cake aka Ma Lai Gao recipe - This recipe is without butter. It's soft, fragrant and super easy to prepare. Taste really good, ideal for breakfast or snacks anytime.





Love the round top and beautiful colour of these steamed cakes. It can be served plain or decorated into cute little bear cupcakes. 

That's how it looks when steamed in a paper cup.
If you like it taller and more fluffy, use a lined steamed basket. 





Ingredients: ??
(Make 4 cupcakes)

65g Milk ?? 65?

95g Gula Melaka/ Palm Sugar ????? 95?

2 Pandan Leaves ??? 2?

100g All Purpose Flour ???? 100?

1/3 tsp Baking Powder ??/??? 1/3 ??

1/3 tsp Baking Soda ??? 1/3 ??

Pinch of Salt ? ??

2 Eggs ?? 2?

55g Oil ? 55?






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Method: ??

1. In a sauce pan, add pandan leaves, milk and gula melaka. Heat up to melt the gula melaka.
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2. Once the gula melaka is fully dissolved, remove from heat and let it cool completely. Discard the pandan leaves.
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3. In a clean bowl, use a hand whisk, beat the eggs until fluffy. 
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4. Stir in the gula melaka mixture.
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5. Stir in oil. Mix well.
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6. Gradually sift in flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix with a hand whisk until well combined. Cover with cling wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
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8. Scoop the batter into 4 medium cups/ a lined steam basket. Steam in a hot steamer for 15minutes. When it's ready, wait for 5 minutes before open the lid. 
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By Cassandra Poh


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