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Kuih Syara ... 小花班兰蛋糕

 Shawn : Mummy, i miss this little green flower 'kuih' (cake) that grandma brought for us the last                   time she came visit us. 
Mum : Oh!! really and what about that??
Shawn : Can you make some for me??
Mum was thinking .. Oopsie! i didn't know how to make that. Furthermore i don't have the  recipe. 
Mum : Oh! i am busy now. Maybe next week when i am a bit free i will make some for you.
Shawn : Oh!! Thank you are my best mummy!! Muaks! (mummy

Since i have promised Shawn that i will make this little green flower cake for him, i had to keep my promise. Guess what?? i am so lucky that  at the same week, a friend came to me with a local Sibu, Sarawak delicacies cook book to ask me to help her to solve some of her baking questions. I found this little green flower cake's recipe in this book. What a coincidence!! So excited i am going to make this little green flower cake which its name is called KUIH SYARA.

Kuih Syara is a little green flower cake (like what Shawn call it), that is very very delicious. It is made of flour. eggs, sugar, coconut milk and the green colour comes from the pandan juice. When it is cooking in the special type of flower mould on the stove, the whole kitchen is full of the coconut and pandan aroma. The texture of this little green flower cake is soft, light and chewy (QQ).

This is how the bottom of the cake look. It is nicely browned.

The top of this cake is slightly like a little dome.

 This is the special mould that is use to cook/bake this little green flower cake (kuih syara). It is made of steel and it is quite heavy :p This mould can use to make Kuih Bahulu too. (will share soon)

I use a satay stick or a bamboo skewer to pick the cooked cake out of the mould. Pandan leaf is use as a brush to oil the mould to prevent the cake from sticking to the mould and also fragrance the cake more.

pic a
Pandan leaves is the main ingredient that give the wonderful aroma to this cake. I use 10 pieces of old pandan leaves.

1) Use my mil's mortal and pestle to pound this pandan leaves, finely.
2) Pounding until all the fiber of the pandan leaves have break down.
3) i add the pounded pandan leaves into the coconut milk to extract out the pandan juice.

pic b
After mixing the ingredients into a batter, then it is ready to bake this cake in the special mould on the stove. YES, bake on the STOVE. Brush a little oil into the mould with the pandan leaf brush. (Do not brush too much) Let the mould heat up for a little while, less then 1 minutes on 1 cm flame. The flame is slightly touch the bottom of the mould.

1) Spoon batter into the mould, filling up 80% of the mould. Once you spoon the batter into the mould you will hear a sizzling sound. That mean the mould is hot enough.

2) Cover the mould with a pot cover (preferable a fitting one) for about 2 minutes. (please check your cake if you smell the aroma of pandan, as the strength of the flame for individual stove,  is difference) cooking to long the bottom of the cake will burnt.

3) When the top of the cake is dry and not bubbling anymore, Its mean it is cooked. Just use the bamboo skewer to pick it up, as seen in the pic b-3.

 My first attempt. The flame gets too strong and it burnt :(
Cake will be bit and too chewy if it is burnt or brown too much.

Second round lower down the flame a little, 'ta-da' they are cooked and brown nicely ^_^

recipe source: adapted from Sibu Delicacies with my modification in purple :)

A) 200 ml can coconut milk
80 ml pandan juice
(i used 1/2 grated coconut add some water, add pounded pandan leaves to extract out 280 ml coconut milk)

B) 140 g castor sugar (i use 120 g)
3 eggs

C) 280 g all purpose flour
(i used 270 g )
2 teaspoon double action baking powder - sift together with all purpose flour

To do:
  • Mixed A - pandan coconut milk and B - castor sugar, eggs together and add in C - flour and double action baking powder. Mixed into a smooth batter.If there is still lumps, just sift the batter with a sieve.
  • Put the mould onto a hub or stove with flame just touching the bottom of the mould. Oiled the mould with the pandan brush and heat up the mould for less then 1 minutes.
  • Spoon some batter into the mould filling up about 80% of the mould. When the batter starts bubbling(refer to pic b-1), cover the mould with a pot cover. Wait for it to cook for 2-3 minutes. When you see the surface of the cake it cook, then pick the cake up with a bamboo skewer.
  • Put the cake on a wire rack to cool. Serve!!

Happy Baking and Enjoy ^_^

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and me,  my little favourite DIY hosted by Joceline from Butter. Flour and Me, at this post.


The Little Thumbs Up event starts on first Tuesday of the month until the last day of the month. Please join us! To join, simply cook or bake any recipe with the theme of the month which is PANDAN for Sep 2013 and link with us at this post anytime until 30th Sep 2013. Don't forget your thumbs up or display this badge! And make sure that: (1) Your post must be a current post preferably within this month. (2) Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY or/and Joceline from Butter. Flour and Me. For more details, please see this. 

What after Sep 2013? Mich from Piece of Cake will be the next hostess of October 2013 and her theme is Soy beans! All the upcoming ingredient themes and hosts for the forthcoming months are listed at "Little Thumbs Up" side bar of my blog and hope that you can join in the fun of this event. Thumbs up! 

参与的方法非常简单,您只需烹饪或烘焙一道当月主持人的主题材料就可以了. 9月的主持是Joceline (Butter, Flour and Me) 和他的主材'班兰叶'. 9月3号开动了至到9月30号. 请把恁的贴子联线到这里贴子上

1. 您的贴子必需是最近的作品噢! 比如是9月的.

2. 也请在您的贴子里附上'小拇指说好'的标签后再连您的贴子到
Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) 和 我 (my little favourite DIY)/ 和 
Joceline (Butter, Flour and Me)

接下来的九月是Mich from Piece of Cake 主持, 活动的主题是'黄豆' 
 接下来的'小拇指说好' 的活动流程大家可以在mui的部落格的右手边预告将可看到.  


  1. I have never heard of this kuih.....easily mistaken like kuih bahulu. Nevertheless looking at thie texture, this little thing must be yummy.

    1. Hi Mel,
      This kueh can be quite addictive.
      Just can stop at one.. Hehe

  2. ya, i also thought of is kuih bahulu, but the texture is so much different.

    1. Hi Eileen,
      Yes both texture is different but both is really nice to eat :)

  3. Your pandan kuehs are so pretty and delicious! I know my kids would love these!

    1. Hi Mich,
      You are right:) my kids loves this very much.
      They just can't stop eat one after another.

  4. Your kuih looks so perfectly golden brown, can't believe they are not baked! I thought these are bahulu too!

    1. Hi Jeannie,
      This is stove baked. The iron cas mould is heated on the stove so when the batter go into the mould it is like bake. The really iron cas mould will brown and cooked the kueh. :)

  5. 哈哈哈 。。。。。。 误会了,误会了。差点表错情呢。哈哈哈哈 。。。。。。

    原来这个不是 kuih bahulu 也。好特别的。就把它 book mark 起来。 谢谢分享。

  6. Hi Doreen,

    I didn't see your post linking with Joceline's pandan post... Remember to link hor!

    Little Shawn must be eating these green flowers! I have been receiving heaps of requests from MASTER Ryan but maid Zoe is not very free too - LOL!


  7. 啊!!我的最最爱耶。。。♥
    原来它叫KUIH SYARA,我找了它好久啊!!

  8. 对了,MUI

  9. 没吃过,但想象一定超香的!

  10. Mui,this is my favourite kuih!!! I used to buy it when i back to kuching. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time, thank you so much for sharing, muak muak :)

  11. Beautiful little cakes! This would be perfect for tea time snack, or anytime snack!! :)

  12. First time I come across this beautiful cute little flower kuih syara. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Moist and super tempting....this one is to die for!!

  14. Doreen , ekkkkkk I've just read your fb message , so as Lena's for that matter :P Hope she won't read this lol So , my turn is next year ? Anyway , those kuih look delicious , it must be very fragrant in your kitchen ;D

  15. muiiii... these are so beautifully done!

  16. mui mui, this kuih looks very pretty and cute lah! I have the kuih mould but I am too lazy to make :)

  17. 花纹很美哦。。

  18. I think many friends got "cheated" by the look of the 1st few photos, hahaha! Very clever to use kuih bahulu's mould to make this kuih syara. The texture looks soft!

  19. That baking tray with flower-shaped holes looks soooo pretty :)

  20. Never eaten this kuih before, I have a same mould too, need to find one day to make this, my kids will love it . Thanks for sharing.

  21. This flower kuih looks so delicious. Too bad I do not have this kind of mould. If I have it, sure will make it.

  22. I know what you mean, my kids request me to make them different treats all the time! :) It's a wonderful feeling when we (as Moms) can deliver. Your Kuih Syara are so pretty. I wish I can find pandan leaves here...and that is one beautiful cake mold too! I love it.

  23. Hey Mui Mui, this certainly reminds me of my childhood where I used to eat these kuehs! So pretty! Happy baking!

  24. very nice post and i like this ^___^
    you can review my blogs in Obat Penyempitan Pembuluh Dara Pengobatan Kanker Darah Pengobatan Batu Empedu

  25. Hi Mui-mui, this kuih looks sedap & I like the color-green! I don't recall makan this kuih before but I would love to try this recipe one one day. I'll ask my mom to get this kuih mould for me in K.L ! heheheheh

  26. Hi Mui Mui, this kuih look really good, so cute and pretty. Love the green colour. I've this mould too but long time never utilize it. :))

    I got a parcel for you, should be arriving today or tomorrow by poslaju.
    Have a nice day.

  27. Hi Mui Mui,
    Your pandan flower kuihs look very pretty! I also bought a similar type of kuih bahulu mould from singapore, but I didn't know it was meant to use on the stove, I thought it should be put in the oven. Now I can't use it anymore as mine is not a gas stove.

  28. wow! what a pretty kuih syara, i saw this mould in the shop before but i dont know how to use it, and now I know, it is just use it straight on the stove, and now with the recipe too...Thanks Mui!


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