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Kaya Recipe (Nyonya Coconut and Egg Jam)

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Kaya Recipe
Ingredients:

4 eggs
130g sugar
200g thick coconut milk
3 pandan leaves (Screwpine leaves)

70 g sugar ( to cook caramel)

Method:
  • Beat eggs and sugar with hand whisk till sugar has dissolved.
  • Add coconut milk into egg mixture.
  • Sieve.
  • Put egg mixture into the double boiler and keep on stirring.
  • In a pan, stir fry the remaining 70g sugar till it melts and golden in color. Add the sugar into the egg mixture.
  • Continue stirring the egg mixture together with pandan leaves till it has thickened and golden in color. This process will take about 1.5 hours.
  • Remove from double boiler and cool thoroughly.
Cook’s Notes:
  • If you want a thinner consistency which can be used as spread add 50ml water to the coconut milk.
  • Egg mixture must be stirred consistenly to avoid lumps .
  • Kaya must be cooked for at least 1.5 hours on double boiler to get the fragrant taste and to enable it to last longer.

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