Kuih Lapis recipe

5 Apr
2011

This is one of the kuihs that will be featured and available from the restaurant. Yes, it is still not open yet.  It will be sooooooonnnn.  Just a little longer~ be patient.  : )

This kuih has many layers which also means lapis in Malay.   It normally has 9 layers or in Cantonese “Kow Chan Kuih”. You’ve probably seen different colors in Penang markets but I have been making these combination of colors for many years now. Oh! and peeling the layers is part of the fun too.

Try it! The recipe is under the cut~

Ingredients
450 gm rice flour
200 gm tapioca flour
3 1/2 cups sugar
400 ml coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon salt

 

Method

Mix all the above ingredients with 500 ml water with balloon whisk and strain
And enough water to make a total of 3 liters of the mixture

Divide the mixture

A. 100 ml for red color
B. 300 ml (a dash of green color and 1 teaspoon of pandanus juice)
C. 500 ml white color

 

Method
Use a 23cm stainless steel round tray grease thinly with oil and heat it under a wok of boiling water to steam.

Start to pour 100 ml of white mixture cover lid and time for 3 minutes.
Add 100 ml of green for next layer and time 3 minutes.
Then start the white layer and so on until the 7th layer (which is a white layer).
Steam the 8th layer white before pouring the red mixture which will be the 9th layer which is the last one.
Cool at room temperature before serving.

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14 Responses to Kuih Lapis recipe

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chocolatesuze

April 6th, 2011 at 10:32 am

oh my goodness i looooove kuih lapis! <3 pulling off the layers one by one!

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claire

April 11th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I absolutely love your recipes madam kwong. Do keep up the awesome job! :)

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Papacheong

April 22nd, 2011 at 12:51 am

It sure looks GOOD!

Papacheong
http://home-cook-dishes-for-family.blogspot.com/

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cecelia

April 25th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

? total amt to add up to 3lits of fluids,this does not add up

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madamkwong

April 25th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hi cecelia, the 3litres do add up and in fact more than as expected. The excess allows you to make more layers if you want to. :)

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Teena in Toronto

June 13th, 2011 at 2:12 am

They are so pretty!

Happy blogoversary :)

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shazam7

June 22nd, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Hello,
Enjoying the blog…wish there are more entries. You mentioned you will be opening a restaurant soon…where and when?

Thanks…

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madamkwong

June 22nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Hi shazam7, apologies for the lack of entries. We have been busy setting up the shop. We will be revealing all details very soon.

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Vincent

July 9th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Hello.. The recipe looks good. However, it says add enough water to make a total of 3 litre of the mixture. Then, divide it into 100 ml (red), 300 ml (green) and 500 ml (white). Where does the rest of the 2.1 litre go?

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Betty Pham

July 21st, 2011 at 1:04 am

WOW that easy huh? thanks for the recipe!

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Kelvin Chay

July 28th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Can you give Lapis cakes recipe.

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madamkwong

July 28th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Hi Kelvin,

The recipe is under the cut (after the photos).

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Bee Lian

September 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Why is my kuih lapis so chewy?
Btw I made the pumpkin mautou n it’s fantastic. Thanks.

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madamkwong

September 28th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Hi Bee Lian, you most probably had not put enough water. Try and add the right amount of water next time. Good luck :)

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