Monday, August 18, 2014

Wajik (Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake)

Sincerely, nothing like our Malaysian kuih-muih. Our Malaysian sweet Malaysian delicacies (Banana Bread & Bingka Pisang). They are just so splendid. Of course must be sugar loaded, then again, these days many Malaysians are cutting down on adding too much of it, which means we have become a nation of sugar consuming control. Our sugar too is not the standard white sugar. We love our Gula Melaka/palm sugar which is much more creamier and tastier compared to white is white sugar. We also, like other Asian countries love infusing our desserts with coconut milk (Coconut Red Bean Ice Cream), ours is fresh from our own Malaysian coconut trees (Coconut Mango Jelly, Coconut Grapefruit Jelly & Pandan Milk Jelly). Phew! What an intro that is leading you all the way to Wajik. Steam Glutinous rice (Ondeh Ondeh & Mango Sticky Rice), coconut milk, palm sugar and screwpine/pandan leaves, over the stove cooking (Pandan Poached PearsPumpkin Sago Dessert & Rose Sago Gula Melaka). That's it for this ever loved one of a kind Malaysian dessert/pencuci mulut. Tempting right? Well, nothing should stop you from ditching aside other desserts, at least for the time being, for our Malaysian Wajik/Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake.

1 cup glutinous/pulut rice
1 1/2 cups thick coconut milk
1/2 cup palm sugar
Screwpine leaves - as needed (depends on the size of the leaves)
Soak rice overnight. Better so that you can save time on steaming it.
Steam till soft.
Keep aside.
Pour coconut milk in a large work/pan, add palm sugar and  a few pandan leaves knotted together.
Simmer, while stirring for a thick syrup.
Add steamed rice and stir, till all these ingredients comes together. Still slightly wet in texture though, but really thick. 
Meanwhile, line a pan pan with pandan leaves (this is optional, only if you want to).
Tip rice mixture into pan and spread evenly.
Let it cool down and cut into pieces.
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  1. New recipe for me,..nice presentation

  2. This Rice Cake Looks Too Gud!! Im sure it should be rich in taste. But I surely want to know the taste of pandan leaves someday :)

  3. Rice cake looks delicious. Going to buy pandan leaves asap.

  4. New & innovative rice recipe................looks to try this.

  5. Nava, I'm new to this sweet treat! Is this Chinese or Indian dessert? Very interesting!

  6. Ohhh my i wud gobble all this.. Thanks fr sharing the recipe..:)

  7. The cakes look fabulous! I went through the ingredients and I know I'll love the taste!

  8. Tempting pic..sweet rice cake looks delish.

  9. Oh the cake looks fabulous .I am not sure i get screwpine leaves here ,Can i use any other leaves instead?

  10. Quite interesting recipe & falls in line with very traditional dish called palm cakes

  11. These rice cakes look lovely, I have never tried them before but I would like to remedy that :P

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Mmmmm....never tried before but see from the ingredients, must taste very good

  13. Hi Nava, I used to buy wajik from Pasar Malam and I like this glutinous rice cake because of its coconut milk and palm sugar. You did it very well. So beautiful and sedap. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

  14. Delicious rice cake . Very new to me

  15. I have not tried this before. The rice cakes look so delicious!

  16. this sweet really looks yum and worth trying plus so simple to make nom nom

  17. WOW! Your recipes are always interesting and delicious!


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