Thursday, October 11, 2007

Traditional kueh lapis/ lapis legit

I made this for my friends who celebrate Eid Mubarak, I hope they will like it, also made Ras malai and Briani chicken rice. This wonderful recipe is from this side, Thanks Florence. To Everyone who celebrate I wish you a happy Eid Mubarak/ Ramadan.


(17cm square cake pan)

250g butter at room temperature
60g castor sugar
10 egg yolks
60g castor sugar
1 tbsp rum/brandy
2 tbsp condensed milk
66g cake flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 egg whites
30g sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar


1. Preheat oven to 170C - 180C. Line the baking tin with baking paper and grease it well with butter.

2. Cream butter with 60g sugar till creamy.

3. Beat egg yolk with 60g sugar till thick. Stir in rum/brandy and condensed milk.

4. Sieve flour, baking powder and mixed spice onto a plate.

5. Mix butter and egg yolk mixture well. Fold in flour mixture by thirds and mix well. (I use the beater on low speed to mix this).

6. Beat egg white till big bubbles form, add in cream of tartar, beat till white in colour then add in sugar and beat till stiff (about 7 -10 minutes).

7. Fold egg white into egg yolk mixture and mix well.

8. Turn on the top fire only, grill baking pan for 1 minute and spoon 2/3 tbsp batter into baking pan. Spread the batter evenly, put to grill at top fire in the oven. Grill for about 4.5 - 5 minutes or till brown. Remove from oven, use a cake tester or toothpick to prick holes on the top of cake. Repeat this layer by layer till batter finish.

9. Unmould cake immediately and turn on to wire rack to cool.

Notes & Tips:

1. Best to use oven with top and bottom fire. Please adjust oven temperature and check cooking time required for each layer according to your oven.

2. Do not grease the sides of the baking tin.

3. Make sure the lined paper fits the baking tin exactly.

4. Do not put too much batter for each layer, else the centre of the cake will not be cooked.

5. Adjust sweetness and flavour of cake by increasing or decreasing amount of sugar and spices.

6. Make sure you use the same spoon and same amount of batter for each layer, so that the layers will be even.

7. Bake each layer till quite brown before adding new layer (the browning should be like the very top layer of my baked kek lapis).

This way when the whole cake is baked, the layers will be explicit.


Retno Prihadana said...

Selamat Idul Fitri juga, maaf lahir dan bathin ya. Wouw...lapis legit, I haven´t tried it by my own. I wish I can taste it.

Everything4sweets said...

Happy Idul Fitri, Retno, try to make this only 10 eggs, yumm, less egg, than the original one, 30 eggs.