home-made kaya | a review of the panasonic SD-P104 breadmaker

Kaya! 

It is something most of us grew up eating.

When I was a kid, my breakfast everyday for months and months and months was Kaya Gu-you Loti (Kaya and butter toast). You know, when hawkers still grilled the bread over a charcoal fire and you get these lovely dark lines on the bread? Some times the edges were a bit chao-tar (burnt). Man, those were the BEST toasted bread ever!

Of course it is very difficult to find toast done like that these days. Everything is modernised and we, also, have to move with the times.

And move with the times we have! Today I made Kaya. And I made it using the Panasonic SD-P104 Breadmaker. The machine did virtually all the work – I simply gave it an occasional stir while the kaya was cooking.

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It’s AWESOME!

My mother, who is as aunty as any aunty can be, was super impressed. She has been complaining that kaya sold in stores these days  are too expensive and “not nice”. So after attending the Panasonic Cooking Workshop a couple of Saturdays ago, I decided to give it a shot and make some kaya.

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This kaya was delicious. It was thick, and not overly sweet, plus, you can make adjustments to the amount of each ingredient added to make it more fragrant (if you are a huge pandan fan), more or less coconut-y and you can also adjust how thick or runny you prefer your Kaya to be.

Here are the instructions on how to make Kaya at home with a breadmaker.

Cut the pandan leaves into smaller pieces and add to a blender with some water. Blend until you get a smooth paste.

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Add 3 tablespoons of this mixture into a large mixing bowl, together with the eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan extract or essence. (Store the remaining pandan juice in the fridge for future use.)

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Blitz this with a hand blender until the sugar has dissolved. This will take about 5 minutes.

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Sieve the mixture.

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Pour the liquid into the bowl of the breadmaker.

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Press Function 12 on the breadmaker. Then hit the START button.

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The Panasonic SD-P104 Breadmaker has a digital display function which tells you what it is doing at all times so you don’t have to play guessing games and keep peeking inside to check what is going on.

After 12 minutes (the machine will beep to signal the first stage is done), stir with a spatula. Hit START again and the Kaya will continue cooking. As it cooks it will become jelly-like. Don’t worry. Just give the mixture a stir once in a while.

IMG_5026 IMG_5130During the final 1-2 minutes of cooking time, stir in the potato starch slurry.

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Once done, transfer the mixture (carefully) into a large mixing bowl. Using a hand blender, mix until you achieve the consistency you prefer.

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Store in a container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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A few easy steps and you get fresh home made Kaya. 

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Love it!

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Ingredients
  1. 6 eggs
  2. 220g caster sugar - I used 200g
  3. 250ml thick coconut milk
  4. 10 Pandan leaves, blended with 40-50ml water
  5. 2 teaspoons potato starch, mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  6. 1/8 teaspoon Pandan extract
  7. 1-2 drops green food coloring, optional - I omitted this
Instructions
  1. Cut the pandan leaves into smaller pieces and add to a blender with some water. Blend until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of this mixture into a large mixing bowl, together with the eggs, sugar, coconut milk and pandan extract or essence. (Store the remaining pandan juice in the fridge for future use.)
  3. Blitz this with a hand blender until the sugar has dissolved. This will take about 5 minutes.
  4. Sieve the mixture.
  5. Pour the liquid into the bowl of the breadmaker.
  6. Press Function 12 on the breadmaker. Then hit the START button.
  7. After 12 minutes (the machine will beep to signal the first stage is done), stir with a spatula. Hit START again and the kaya will continue cooking. As it cooks it will become jelly-like. Don’t worry, just give the mixture a stir once in a while.
  8. During the final 1-2 minutes of cooking time, stir in the potato starch slurry.
  9. Once done, transfer the mixture (carefully) into a large mixing bowl. Using a hand blender, mix until you achieve the consistency you prefer.
  10. Store in a container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Adapted from Panasonic
Adapted from Panasonic
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The Panasonic SD-P104 Breadmaker is available for sale at:

Best Denki Ngee Ann, Junction 8, Katong, Court Mega Store, Harvey Norman, Isetan, CK Tangs and Takashimaya.
The retail price is at $329 and above store mentions are subject to stock availability.

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Note: This review was written in conjunction to my participation for the Best Cooking Blog in Singapore Blog Awards 2015. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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