Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bingka Keladi (Baked Yam Kuih)

Besides being steamed, kuehs also come in baked form. Like this Bingka Keladi I made the other day. It was very dense, a little sticky, a little chewy just like any steamed kueh except it had drier outer crust. It looked plain & boring and rather unattractive compared to other colourful kuehs, but really looks can be deceiving.  It was very fragrant and had a prominent coconut and yam taste. It almost felt like I was eating mashed yam in compacted form! This kueh was quite addictive too. Before I knew it, I had eaten almost half the cake!

Bingka Keladi (Baked Yam Kuih)
(Recipe adapted from here)

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 cups yam (steamed or boiled, drained, then mashed)
  • 1 tsp purple colouring  (optional)
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling on top

  1. Preheat oven at 200C. Grease a 9 inch square pan  with butter and preheat in the oven for a while.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together till smooth and combined. Do this in batches if  you can't fit everything all at once. Batter will be quite thin & runny. 
  3. Add purple colouring and mix til coloring is well combined.
  4. Pour batter into preheated pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly on top.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour, using both top and bottom heat. If you like crusty top, bake further for 10 minutes using top heat only.
  6. Onced baked, remove from oven and leave to cool completely before cutting.

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh (October 2011) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.
Made any kuehs lately? Do join in the fun too.


    1. How I wish you have posted this earlier, because I just finish the yam that has been resting in my fridge today.

      This certainly got me interested... BookmarkING.

    2. you made a very good choice in picking yam for the kuih bingka and i believe that this is really good and must be so fragrant! i just did a kuih bingka tapioca last week, one day i must also try with yam..not anywhere nearer, after this challenge, i guess i will stop making traditional kuihs for sometime!

    3. First time heard of kuih bingka. I am so "jakun" hehe

    4. Quay Po, i think we are all 'jakuns' in some way or another. haha!
      isn't blogging great, we learn 'new' stuff everyday. hehe


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