So, during the week, before my hubby leaves his office he'd call me as usual and let me know that he's on the way home. Before he hung up the phone I asked him what he wanted for dessert. After discussing it for a few minute he said
OK Yang, you just think of something and surprise me. See you in a while.
Errr... the reason I asked was because I had no idea as to what to make that day especially since he doesn't really eat what I wanted to make. Hishhh...tak suka tau!
So, browsing the internet and remembering when my Mum visited last where amongst many things, she bought me a kuih cara pan. I never tried to make it before as I was afraid the batter would stick to the pan and won't come out as nice as it should. Unfortunately, without even give it a try I gave up and the pan was left at the back of my kitchen cabinet gathering dust.
I like it well-done, it's crispy.
But that day, having ran out of ideas, I finally decided to give it a go. I found this simple kuih cara recipe from this blog or if you're too lazy to visit here's my version of the recipe, adjusted to what I had in my kitchen that day.
1 small can of coconut milk (160ml)
1 can of water (using the same coconut tin)
Green pandan essence
1/2 tsp salt
Sugar to put into each kuih cara
Butter to grease the pan
Put all the ingredients except for sugar in a blender. Blend well.
Heat the special pan. Put a tiny bit of butter in each hole/mould of the pan. I even tried using Planta as well and it definitely adds to the taste. Pour the batter into the pan. Insert 1/2 tsp of sugar in each mould. Leave it for a while to cook. Make sure the stove is on a low heat though. Cover the pan if possible. When it's cooked (the batter will become more solid with the edges browning slightly), try to take it out with tooth pick or something similar. Makes 12 pairs of kuih.
My Santa's Little Helper. She insists to help all the time.
Having cooked this traditional kuih, I'm a bit proud of myself and as usual I ate most of it. Seriously. I told you so. It's really quite easy when you know how and... they didn't even stick to the pan. Give it a try. I finally did.