Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gula Melaka Huat Kueh 椰糖发糕

"清明时节雨纷纷,路上行人欲断魂。借问酒家何处有,牧童遥指杏花村。" 光阴似箭,转眼又是清明节。今天一大早,我们一家人驾车回马国扫墓。一路开车到柔佛关口和到K城,交通都非常顺畅比预算时间早到许多。 我做了发糕回去拜拜,这个食谱在去年贴过的。我喜欢做这个发糕因为它真得很好吃。

Time really flies, Qing Ming festival is arriving. I make some huat kuehs as a offering for the Qing Ming. I like this huat kueh because it is very easy to make and the recipe dose not need yeast to work as the raising agent. And as you can see, all the huat kuehs are smiling. Aren't they beautiful?.And they are delicious too.

500 g plain flour
1 1/2 egg ( about 86 g)
400 g gula melaka
250g water
250 ml coconut milk (santan)
3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3 teaspoon hot water

~~1) Bring water to a boil with gula Melaka (palm sugar) until sugar dissolves. Drain and leave to cool.
~~2) Beat eggs and milk until well mixed, add in  flour and melted gula Melaka , mix well.
~~3) Dissolves bicarbonate of soda with 3 teaspoon of hot water, stir well and pour into the mixture of (2). Mix well.
~~4) Spoon batter into paper cups until 3/4 full, steam over high heat for 15 minutes.


  1. Hi Veron, thank you for sharing.

  2. U never add in the flour step....

  3. Housewife, Op!!!! so sorry and thank you for telling me. I have rectified it. Thanks.....

  4. hi Veron,

    check with you, why need to add santan? may i know this recipe is for how many pcs of fa gao?

  5. Hi Jess, santan gives better taste and fragrance. If I am not wrong this recipe can make 12- 15 pcs of fa gao.

  6. The taste is really great, but mine doesn't "smile" (open up) ...the face remain close...Why is it so? The taste is good but it must look good too... Appreciate your comment.

  7. Hi Kevin, did you follow strictly method step no.3? Do not place huat kueh too near to each other (also means do not steam too many at one time), and only start to steam when water is boiled. Steam over high heat.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  8. Hi Veron...Took your advice about putting in ONLY AFTER the water is bubbling boiled...I place 1 pc in just to test in ....guess what? when I opened the lid....the kueh "smiled" at me..The feeling was exhilarating.....better than an orgasm (pardon my crude language)...but that was how excited I was after so many failures from other recipes...Now, not only it taste good, it looks good too...

  9. Hi Kevin, I am glad to hear that you have succeeded. Bravo!

  10. Hi Veronica, Had tried but does not smile brightly. Tried steaming only 3 at 1 time (small one that is about 5cm each)still the same...

  11. Hi Catherine, thank you for trying this recipe. It did not happen to me. I had made this recipe many times. Every time the end products were widely split (open). I suggest you follow the advice I gave to Kevin Goh which is to put in the huat kuey into the steamer only when the water is boiling. Hope to hear good news from you soon.

  12. HI kimmy, sorry for the late reply because I had just came back yesterday from my Sydney vacation. To me I don find the huat kuih is very sweet. May be you can reduce the amount of gula Melaka. Hope you hear from you soon.

  13. hi Veron,
    can I use self-raising flour to replace the plain flour with bicarbonate of soda ?
    and can use dark brown sugar to replace gula melaka ? cos the gula melaka sold here is in solide block form ....

  14. Hi LS, thank you for dropping by my blog. Yes, you can replace dark brown sugar with gula melaka, but the taste may varies. I am sorry I can't provide you with a definite answer can use self -raising flour to replace plain flour with bicarbonate of soda, because I have never done it before. As I know both are leavening agents but the two substances are used under different conditions, You can get more information on Google.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Hi.. may I kmow is bicarbonate of soda is the same as normal soda powder for baking cake?

    1. Hew Jt, thank you for reading my blog. I do not understand what is normal soda as you mentioned. You can buy from baking ingredients shop, Phoon Huat, NTUC and market. I made this huat kuih again on last week, they are really awesome. Hope to hear from you soon.