Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kuih Pandan Cara Manis (gula Melaka version) 斑兰小甜糕

I immediately bookmarked this recipe when I saw Joceline prepared this kuih.  So I can also make use of the kuih bahulu mould that sitting in the cabinet for too long. I use gula Melaka (palm sugar )instead of white sugar as suggested, it turned out like eating ondeh ondeh,  so this kuih has more coconut taste than pandan taste, sweet and light.

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see the gula Melaka (palm sugar) turned into tempting syrup !

First prepare the batter 

prepare ready with gula Melaka or white sugar (since the batter is without sugar, so you have to add more sugar )

greased the mould with cooking oil on gas stove over low heat

fill half of the batter
spoon sugar at the middle (sorry for the messy look ^_^)


fill up the balance half

cover and cook
remove the kuih using skewer (when no more seeing white part of batter, that means kueh is cooked)

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Kuih Pandan Cara Manis (gula Melaka version) 斑兰小甜糕
(recipe source: adapted from Butter Flour & Me)
* makes 20pcs
100g cake flour
kpg4 copy 100g coconut milk
100g pandan water or 15g homemade pandan paste + 85g water
1 egg
A pinch of salt

Cooking oil
Gula Melaka (palm sugar ) or coarse white sugar
Kuih Bahulu mould , flower pattern
Satay skewer


  1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, strain the batter.
  2. Heat up the Kuih Bahulu mould over a gas stove.
  3. When the mould is hot, grease the cavity with cooking oil.
  4. Spoon batter into each cavity half full (about 1tbsp), fill gula Melaka (about 1/2tsp) at the centre of each batter.
  5. Spoon batter to completely cover each of the cavity. Close with a lid, cook till golden brown (take about 3-4mins, and no more seen uncooked (white) batter).
  6. Remove the kuih with a skewer.
  7. Serve warm or cold with coffee or tea.
I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up September - Pandan hosted by Joceline @ Butter, Flour & Me, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY


Mel said...

Your third pic just made me drool....with that gula melaka about oozing out. It sure looks very yummy with the gula melaka syrup in.

0620 said...

The way making this just like kaya ball hor :P Anyway, have u checked out my way in beating the batter?

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Karen said...

u very fast o, i also planned to make this with gula meleka version.. hehe.. yummy :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Drooling over it :)

victoria bakes said...

this looks so fudgy and QQ ~~~~

Tetamu Istimewa said...

Singgah dan follow di sini. Jemput ke blog saya pula ya.

Jeannie Tay said...

I like the look of this kuih too, bet they taste delicious as well....great idea to use bahulu mould which I too have one stashed away in the cabinet lol!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Sonia, your little kuihs are so cute and delicious! The oozing gula melaka is the killer for me, bookmarked!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...


Lite Home Bake said...

They look so cute and pretty. Perfect for tea time!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great and delicious!

divya said...

looks so delicious. Drooling here :-)

joceline lyn said...

gula melaka + pandan = good taste ?
哈哈哈 。。。。。。 好厉害哦。

Gloria Baker said...

look really beautiful!!!

ogyep yummy mellow said...

Nice idea using gula melaka.. I just posted d same recently using normal sugar only..

Vivian Pang said...

Looks yummy especially with gula Melaka syrup inside. I saw you cook the kuih buluh mould directly on stove. Am I right? Never know can be used in that way.

Mich PieceofCake said...

I love the filling oozing out of these kuih.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Yummy kuih to me! I like the plate too, hehe!

Sokehah Cheah said...

I've never tasted this kuih before, the gula melaka makes the kuih very tenpting .... sniff, sniff!

Sally said...

哈哈真的很像ondeh ondeh 。。

Crystal Loh said...


cquek said...

Looks incredible!!! I can see how moist it is – I want a piece right now!

dentistvschef said...

We had ki da same dessert here in Indonesia, we used to called it kue pandan...
btw, i like to add some yeast and ferment the batter first to make it fluffy even more...

Cecilia Yap said...

Lovely kueh & smells nice too.

Phong Hong said...

Sonia, I like this leh! Can eat many, many at one sitting :)

Zoe said...

Hi Sonia,

You are so "evil", making me drool looking at your gula melaka version of kuih pandan cara manis... The oozing gula melaka looks so heavenly!!!


Anne Regalado said...

So cute and delicious , Sonia ! The gula melaka filling sure looks tempting :D

lena said...

oh my, look at that oozing syrup! ..very tempting indeed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, Where can I get this kuih bahulu mould from in Kuala Lumpur and how much would it cost? Does the mould come with cover? Is it cooked on the stovetop or in the oven? Any alternatives that I can use? mini muffin pans?
Thanks. Love all your recipes.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous, try those Chinese crockery shop where selling plate, bowls and kitchen stuffs or bakery ingredients shop. The price is about RM 15-20.No this is without cover, can be used in oven and gas stove. No you cant use mini muffin pan.

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