Monday 26 November 2012

Bingka Ubi Kayu Jagung

Hi everyone. Another long break from blogging for me.... I've been super busy.... not only did I have no time to blog, I didn't even have time to bake! Besides busy at work as the end of school semester was drawing nearer, I was also busy going to the hospital visiting my father. He was admitted to the hospital for infection of the neck area in early October. He underwent 2 surgeries & was recovering. But things took a sudden turn... he went into coma.. His condition has since stablilised although he's not able to wake up... It's been hard for my family. My heart wrenches whenever I'm by his bedside, looking at him lying down, helpless, unable to  move his body. He couldn't even open his eyes.... It's been very challenging for my family, physically & especially emotionally. But I believe that things happen for a reason, a good one. So we'll keep praying my father would recover & that Allah bestows on us the strength & patience to go through this challenging period. Ameen.

Now that it's school holidays, I managed  to start baking again last week. I've baked a few times ... hope to post the pictures & recipes as soon as I can. I made Bingka Ubi Kayu Jagung last weekend & yesterday.  When Ayu posted the picture & recipe, I couldn't wait to try baking & eating it! For one, I just love any tapioca-based kuih.  The humble root tastes so good when it's used to make traditional Malay kuih. This kuih is also interesting because there's sweet corn & gula malaka in it. As expected, the kuih was awesome. I like! So do my tasters.. hehe. So this is one kuih I'll be making again & again... Thanks Ayu for sharing this wonderful recipe.

The recipe & pictures for this entry are from my first attempt last week. I used 450g of grated tapioca for each layer, so I adjusted the other ingredients accordingly, except for the eggs which I retained. I also reduced the sugar for the top layer by 50%. As you can see, the texture was good, it's moist & soft. But I thought the corn flavour for the top layer was lacking.  So the second time I made this kuih,  I made some adjustments to the ingredients to enhance the sweet corn flavour. You may refer to the adapted version here.

Bingka Ubi Kayu Jagung 
(Sweet Corn  Tapioca Traditional Cake)

Inspired by Ayu @ Curlybabe's Satisfaction.
Recipe by a Bruneian from 'Cooking from the Hearts'.
Source: Rezwati @ Wind of Change.

Bottom layer:
225 ml coconut milk (I used freshly-squeezed coconut milk.)
5-10 pandan leaves
150g palm sugar ( gula melaka)
1 egg
450g fresh tapioca (grated) - I blended (See notes below.)
30g plain flour
18g butter (I melted it.)
brown colouring

Combine coconut milk, pandan leaves & palm sugar in a pot & heat up until it boils. Strain & leave aside. Combine the rest of  ingredients & pour in coconut  mixture & mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into a greased baking pan (I used 8- inch round pan.). Bake at 200 deg C for  15 minutes.

Top layer:
225 ml coconut milk
5-10 pandan leaves
200g castor sugar ( This is 50% of original proportion.)
1 egg
450g fresh tapioca ( grated)
30g plain flour
3/4 cup canned whole kernel sweet corn
yellow colouring
salt (I added.)

Combine coconut milk, pandan leaves & sugar in a pot & heat up until it boils. Strain & leave aside. Combine the rest of  ingredients & pour in coconut  mixture & mix thoroughly. Pour mixture onto bottom layer. Bake at 200 deg C for  20-30 minutes.

1. To blend tapioca, cut tapioca into small pieces. Place in the blender bowl & add enough water. Blend until become smooth paste. Strain blended tapioca & leave aside for about half an hour until the starch sinks at the bottom. Then pour away the water & pour back the starch residue to the strained blended tapioca.
2. I did not follow the direction for making this kuih closely. Instead, I mixed all the ingredients & stir thoroughly.
3.There was some leftover sweet corn mixture, so I baked it in muffin pan.


Mel said...

Hi Faeez
Im sorry ro hear of your dad condition, and I understand what you r going thru in this period of time. Just be strong in faith as your family still need each other for encouragement and strength. This bingka ubi kayu looks so delicious and i have never tasted this kuih with jagung and gula melaka in it. I got to try this one day since you have given good credits for it.

Faeez said...

Mel, thanks for your encouragement. You are right, times like this, family is so important. I'm blessed with thoughtful & helpful family members & relatives. As for this kuih, I highly recommend you bake it!

Ayu said...

Assalam Faez,
how are u dear?..So sorry to hear about your father..Hope everything goes well and dan mudah2han ayahnya cepat sembuh prayers go with you..

as for this kuih..u baked the second time tu tak sabar nak tengok what adjustment that you made..tapi alhamdullilah and glad that you & family like family pun suka juga..maybe when u share the 2nd recipe boleh ikut yours pulak kan..

Oh yes..i asik terlupa nak cakap ..i have tried your nutella mocha layered cake..dah post dah lama cuma nak singgah sini asik terlupa aje..sorry..thank u for sharing ya..

Faeez said...

Waa'laikumslm Ayu. Ameen... Thanks for yr doa. I'm feeling much better.
I've just posted my adjusted recipe. Bolehlah u cuba eh... Abt the kek lapis nutella tu, I saw it & it looks good! Hai.... buat kek lapis ni memang cubaan betul. Tapi kerana suka, panas kering kontang pun takpelah eh...? Haha...

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