I would like to wish my Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan. May all of us be blessed with good health to carry out the long list of duties. Time really flies, today is already the 7th day of fasting..... Since I was home most of the day, I managed to prepare 2 desserts for iftar & a cake for Eid. Yes, I've started my baking. For me, weekends are very precious, especially this weekend as it's going to a long one(well, almost...). Monday is a short working day, Tuesday is the National Day holiday followed by a school holiday on Wednesday.
The first dessert I prepared is Brownies Putu Ayu. This recipe is by Mdm Fatmah Bahalwan from NCC. When I first saw this dessert, I was excited as I really wanted to know how it tasted like....the chocolate & coconut combination is really interesting. After tasting it, I must say the chocolate flavour is quite overpowering...maybe it's because I used Varlhona chocolate. I'll reduce the cooking chocolate the next time I make this Putu Ayu.
150g granulated sugar
1 tsp cake emulsifier (I used ovelette)
½ tsp salt
100g medium protein flour (cake flour)
25g cocoa powder ( I used Varlhona)
100g margarine, melted (I used butter)
60g dark cooking chocolate, melted (I used Varlhona dark chocolate)
1 tbsp black forest chocolate paste (I used chocolate emulco)
200g grated coconut
½ tsp salt
1 pandan leave, tied to a knot (I added)
- Grease Putu Ayu moulds lightly. Set aside.
- Combine D and steam until hot.
- Put 1 tbsp of steamed grated coconut into mould & press hard. Set aside.
- Combine A in a mixing bowl and beat until thick. Add in B & mix thoroughly. Combine C & mix thoroughly. Then add to the egg & flour mixture.
- Pour mixture into prepared moulds. Steam for 15 minutes on high fire.
- Remove from moulds & leave to cool before serving.