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Putri Ayu

By Awayofmind
Putri Ayu
Putri Ayu or Putu Ayu is a kind of Southeast Asia steamed cake with grated coconut on the top layer and coconut milk Screwpine  leaves flavor batter at the bottom layer. It is fast and easy to make, the trick for a successful steamed cake is you have to beat the eggs and sugar until it double its volume. 

Yield 15 pieces  

Putri Ayu
Putri Ayu
Putri Ayu
Putri Ayu

3 eggs

150g sugar
200g plain flour
200ml thick coconut milk
150g freshly grated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pandan paste (Screwpine leaves paste)


1. Grease the plastic mold with cooking oil. Heat up the steamer.2. Mix the grated coconut with salt and place it into steamer, steam for 5 mins.3. Place the steamed grated coconut into the base of the plastic mould, press the grated coconut down using your fingers. 4. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer, beat it until creamy and fluffy, or double its volume, about 5-7 mins. Then slowly sift in the plain flour in batches. Add the thick coconut milk and pandan paste. Continue to mix for another 2 mins. 5. Bring the water in the steamer to a boil. Place the moulds in and steam for 15 mins.6. Dislodge the cake gently by flipping the steamed cake on your palm. 

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