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Recipe || Pandan Lapis

Updated: Jun 16, 2021



Pandan Layer

  • 5 pandan leaves

  • 650 ml water

  • 5 gr agar agar powder about 2.5 tsp

  • 85 gr sugar

Coconut Milk Layer

  • 750 ml coconut milk

  • 6 gr agar agar powder about 3 tsp

  • 80 gr sugar


Prepare pandan layer: Cut the pandan leaves into small pieces. Put in a blender and pour half of the water in and blend until you get a green color pandan juice. Strain the liquid and use the back of the spoon or your hand to squeeze any extra liquid out. Mix this with the other half of the water to make sure it measures 650 ml. Top up with more water if needed Mix the pandan juice with the rest of the pandan juice layer. Stir to dissolve the agar agar. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to let it simmer and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Make sure you no longer see specks of agar agar powder. Keep it warm on the lowest heat setting on the smallest burner on your stove. Give it a stir every now and then

Prepare coconut milk layer: Put all ingredients for coconut milk layer in a saucepan. Stir to dissolve the agar agar powder. Bring to a gentle boil and then lower the heat to let it simmer. Keep stirring until you no longer see specks of agar agar powder, about 2-3 minutes. Lower the heat to the lowest possible and keep it warm

Layering the cake: Gently pour about 1/3 cup of the coconut milk mixture into the dish or mould you want to use. Don't let it set solid completely or the next layer will not cling to it and will separate when you cut the cake later. As long as it's firm enough to hold the next layer and you see a thin film formed that doesn't stick to your finger, pour the next layer The coconut milk layer should be firm by now. Pour 1/3 cup of the warm pandan layer starting from the one side and let it cover the coconut milk layer. Let it sets at room temperature or you can transfer to a fridge to let it set again until it just firm enough, remember not solid cold or the next layer will not stick to the bottom layer Repeat this process until you run out of both coconut and pandan mixture. Let the cake chill further for 4 hours Cut and serve.


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