If you have never discovered the wonders of kaya spread for your toast, you will be surprised at its delectable qualities when you first taste it. What is it? And more importantly, how can you make it?

What Is It?

Singapore’s popular jam and kaya spreads have become favoured for a good reason. Many visit Singapore and have never heard of the kaya spread (quite common for visitors, since this spread is mostly popular in Southeast Asia). However, once these visitors try the spread, they are addicted and want more. The spread is also known as coconut jam, because coconut is one of its main ingredients. However, coconut is not the only taste you will find dancing in your mouth. Once you have tried it and fallen in love with its taste, you will want to constantly have that flavour with you.

8461198_33-reasons-why-cashews-are-our-favorite_t5ed794db How Can I Make It?

Kaya spread is created through a simple recipe that will create 240 millilitres of the spread. You will need the following ingredients.

  • Four egg yolks (only the yolk, this is important)
  • 200 millilitres of coconut milk
  • Three fresh pandan leaves (these leaves can generally be found in Asian stores. However, if you have trouble obtaining this ingredient, you can skip it. The spread will still taste delicious even if a bit different).
  • 20 grams of light brown sugar
  • 70 grams of regular white sugar
  • A pinch of saltSkillet Ziti

You will find the recipe easier to make if the eggs are not fresh out of the refrigerator. Give them a short time to sit out at room temperature, and the recipe will emerge more easily.

  1. Beat the egg yolks with a fork until they are thoroughly mixed. They should be somewhat thick but not chunky.
  2. Mix all other ingredients and heat over medium-high heat. Stir constantly as the mixture heats. When it has almost boiled, remove from the stove.
  3. Slowly pour half of the coconut mixture in with the egg yolks and mix them together thoroughly. Once combined, you can add the rest of the coconut mixture, stirring continually.
  4. Once completely combined, place over low heat. Stir the mixture constantly for around fifteen minutes. High heat will curdle the eggs, so keeping the heat low is important.
  5. Remove the pandan leaves (if you were able to use them).
  6. Pour through a strainer and refrigerate.spread-cream-cheese-layer

The process of creating the kaya spread is not too difficult, but it will create a delicious result that you can spread on your bread or your toast and cheese. You can use this recipe up to one week after you make it.

Singapore also makes many unique jams, with over fifty flavours and consistencies available for sale. Any fruit you can imagine has been made into a jam and enjoyed by many consumers. Try some of these flavours today, as many are available for delivery at a low price to your front step. These new tastes will bring a delight to your breakfast meal.

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