How to Make Kue Putu Ayu Pandan

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Learn how to make Kue Putu Ayu Pandan, one of the many easy Indonesian dessert recipes. It is a soft steamed pandan cake with grated coconut crowning on top.

kue putu ayu pandan

Putu Ayu is a traditional Indonesian dessert that is very popular through so many generations. It is a beautiful and cute snack with steamed coconut and pandan extract. It is very simple to make and the ingredients are easy to get.

The name Putu Ayu has a unique meaning. Putu means a steamed cake. Ayu means pretty. The cute cake with its pretty form is green and white in color. The white color is from the freshly grated coconut.

What Makes Kue Putu Beautiful?

Kue Putu is beautiful because of the combination of green color and white color together. And I think you can also experiment with many kinds of pudding mold available in the market.

Those cute little mini cakes with beautiful natural colors will surely attract your guests’ attention.

kue putu ayu pandan

What Makes Kue Putu A Delightful Dessert?

The combination of savory coconut shreds and the sweet flavored steamed cake underneath is very pleasing to anyone who tastes it.

This recipe calls for less sugar than the traditional recipe. I think it is better with mild sweetness.

Kue Putu Ayu Pandan Recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 120 gr sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp emulsifier (optional)
  • 150 gr flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 65 cc coconut milk
  • 50 cc pandan extract
  • 150 gr freshly grated coconut
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Steam freshly grated coconut with pandan leaves and ½ tsp salt for 15 minutes.
kue putu ayu
  1. Brush the cake mold using vegetable oil or coconut oil so it is easier to take the cake out after steaming.
  2. Fill in the bottom of the mold with 2-3 tsp of grated coconut. Press a little bit.
kue putu ayu
  1. Put the eggs, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add emulsifier if you want to.
mix eggs, sugar, and salt
  1. Beat with high speed for up to 10 minutes until thick and pale. The batter should leave trail when lifted.
the batter should be thick and pale
  1. Sieve the flour and tapioca flour into the batter. Mix and fold using a spatula.
sieve flour into the batter
  1. Add pandan extract and coconut milk into the batter. Mix well.
mix pandan extract and coconut milk in the kue putu ayu batter
  1. Pour into each mold until it is ¾ full. Transfer all the mold into the preheated steamer.
pour the batter into the mold
  1. Steam with medium heat for 25 minutes.
  2. Take out the mold from the steamer and take out the cake from the mold right away.
  3. Serve with or without palm sugar.
serve with palm sugar
  1. Enjoy your steamed coconut pandan cake!

Note

  • Don’t forget to add ½ tsp salt into the grated coconut.
  • If you use dried coconut, spray with some water to hydrate the coconut and steam it.
  • Use fresh cream to substitute coconut milk if you can’t find it in your area.

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Also check out a list of Indonesian Traditional Snacks/Dessert.

kue putu ayu pandan

KUE PUTU AYU PANDAN

Yield: 12 pcs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Learn how to make Kue Putu Ayu Pandan, one of the many easy Indonesian dessert recipes. It is a soft steamed pandan cake with grated coconut crowning on top.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 120 gr sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp emulsifier (optional)
  • 150 gr flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 65 cc coconut milk
  • 50 cc pandan extract
  • 150 gr freshly grated coconut
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Steam freshly grated coconut with pandan leaves and ½ tsp salt for 15 minutes.
    2. Brush the cake mold using vegetable oil or coconut oil so it is easier to take the cake out after steaming.
    3. Fill in the bottom of the mold with 2-3 tsp of grated coconut. Press a little bit.
    4. Put the eggs, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add emulsifier if you want to.
    5. Beat with high speed for up to 10 minutes until thick and pale. The batter should leave trail when lifted.
    6. Sieve the flour and tapioca flour into the batter. Mix and fold using a spatula.
    7. Add pandan extract and coconut milk into the batter. Mix well.
    8. Pour into each mold until it is ¾ full. Transfer all the mold into the preheated steamer.
    9. Steam with medium heat for 25 minutes.
    10. Take out the mold from the steamer and take out the cake from the mold right away.
    11. Serve with or without palm sugar.
    12. Enjoy your steamed coconut pandan cake!

Notes

  • Don’t forget to add ½ tsp salt into the grated coconut.
  • If you use dried coconut, spray with some water to hydrate
    the coconut and steam it.
  • Use fresh cream to substitute coconut milk if you can’t find
    it in your area.


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