Coconut Jam (Kaya) Recipe By Tasty


This creamy custard is popular in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia and Singapore, where it's slathered onto toasted fluffy white bread và served with poached eggs as a morning snack. Often called the vanilla of Southeast Asia, the long, narrow, vibrant green pandan leaves give the jam its signature aromatic flavor.

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Step 1

Heat coconut milk và sugar in a medium saucepan over medium. Tie pandan leaves together in a knot and add to pot. Bring khổng lồ a simmer, cover, & let steep 30 minutes. Uncover pot and return to a simmer.

Step 2

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Whisk egg yolks in a medium heatproof bowl until fluffy. Slowly whisk in half of coconut milk mixture until smooth. Whisk in remaining coconut milk mixture. Mix bowl on pot of water (bottom of bowl should not touch water). Reduce heat & bring water to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until mixture is thick enough to lớn coat the back of spoon & an instant-read thermometer registers 180°F, 4–5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a resealable container or jar; discard solids. Press plastic wrap onto surface and chill until set, at least 4 hours.

Do Ahead

Step 3

Kaya can be made up to 1 week ahead; keep chilled.

Cooks' Note

Pandan is available at Asian grocery stores and online.

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This recipe does not include the most important of the traditional ingredients for making authentic Malaysian kaya, such as gula Melaka (palm sugar from Melaka, Malaysia). Kaya, when done right, should be a rich caramel colour, not the trắng coloured paste in the photo accompanying this recipe.


Toronto, ON

It's a travesty to hotline that kaya. Where is the coconut?


Southeast Asia

No, I have not yet made this recipe; I just wanted people lớn know that this kaya toast is absolutely delicious. We had it several times in Singapore last December. We had it with the sweetened coffee called "kopi," but I doubt that it was the super-expensive type mentioned in the article. It was probably regular coffee with sweetened condensed milk in it.


Kettering, OH

Have not tried this recipe and definitely would not try it. This looks nothing lượt thích the real thing found in Malaysia.



TagsCondimentJamSpreadsSauceMalaysianSoutheast AsianAsianCoconut MilkGluten FreeVegetarianEasyMake

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