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Pandan & Coconut Muffins/Cake

Posted by on January 28, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe, but I did make something new for my son’s 2nd birthday. Living in Malaysia means you get to see a lot of green coloured bakery items. This colour is generally from (and indicates) the “pandan” flavour – which I have gathered from pictures is a type of plant. I figure it’s hard to find this flavour in most countries, but I wanted to post my recipe anyway.

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
100g margarine, melted
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
4 tsp (green coloured) pandan flavour
1 tsp green food colouring
3/4 cup milk

1. Sift flour and baking powder onto baking paper.

2. Using an electric mixer, combine eggs, margarine, sugar, milk, flavour, and colouring until smooth. Add in coconut and continue to mix.

3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in flour until well combined. Then pour into desired size pan (muffin, cake – see below for example).

4. Cooking time varies depending on what you’re cooking. Miniature muffins will be done in 12 minutes on 200°C, but a cake will take at least 20 minutes. Use a bamboo skewer or similar to test the cake – when it comes out clean, it is done.

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

2 Responses to Pandan & Coconut Muffins/Cake

  1. Bec

    When my family were in Malaysia, we saw (unsurprisingly) lots of bread made with Pandan. Andrew and I had no idea what it was though (remember, I was only 15 and Andrew was 12) but we used to refer to it as mull bread, for obvious reasons!

    Hope all the travelling is going well.

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