Kuih Lapis


2 cups rice flour
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 cup thick santan
a pinch of salt
red colouring

Boil until sugar dissolves, then leave to cool.
1 1/4 cup sugar(I had cut down 1/4 cup from the original recipe, 1 1/2 cup)
3 cups of water
2 screwpine leaves(knotted)

Prepare steamer. Leave water to boil on low while preparing kuih lapis mixture. Discard screwpine leaves from syrup.

Sift together rice flour, plain flour, tapioca flour and salt into a bowl. Add in cooled syrup. Mix well until all lumps disappear. Add in santan. Strain this mixture and divide into 2 separate bowls. (You can use multiple colours) Add red colouring into one and leave the other plain. Steam layer by layer, alternate color, 5 – 8 minutes for each layer.

I had used an 8 inch round tin and measured 1 cup of mixture for each layer. Add a little bit more coloring to the final layer to get a darker color for the top.

Leave to cool for 5 – 6 hours before slicing.


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