Thursday 25 July 2013

Harum Manis

I made Harum Manis a few days ago. It is a type of steamed sponge cake topped with slices of banana. As the name suggests, it's literally sweet smelling. Thanks to the the fragrant caramel-like gula Melaka & the pleasant aroma of the steamed pisang raja. 

Harum Manis
Recipe by Siti Mastura from Resipi Pesta Perut 2002.

300g gula Melaka (palm sugar)
350ml water
1 pandan leaf (I added.)
50g butter
3 eggs
200g sugar
350g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder (I used double-acting.)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla essence
8-9 banana - sliced into about 1/2 cm thick (I used pisang raja.)

  1. Combine gula Melaka, water & pandan leave in a pot & boil over medium fire until  gula Melaka dissolves. Strain syrup & add in  butter. Stir well. Leave to cool completely.
  2. Prepare steamer & grease moulds with oil or butter. (I used  kuih lompang moulds.)
  3. Combine plain flour, baking powder,  baking soda & salt. Sift set aside.
  4. Beat eggs & sugar until light & fluffy.
  5. Fold in flour.
  6. Pour in gula Melaka syrup a little at a time, stirring until well blended.
  7. Pour batter into moulds until 3/4 full. Top with sliced bananas.
  8. Steam for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool completely & remove cakes from moulds.
Makes about 56 pieces.

I'm also linking this post to Cook-Your-Books #2 hosted by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours.


Gee® said...

Ermmm...mmg harum dan manis sekali... compem sedap ni...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I can imagine how yummy this steam cake is, palm sugar and banana, sound wonderful..hopefully I can try this out soonest.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Faeez,
I can almost smell the fragrance from here!!
Looks very good!
Thank you for sharing with CYB!

Faeez said...

Gee, memang sedap.... double confem!! Haha.

Faeez said...

Sonia, do try making these. Maybe u may also want to give a twist to the recipe. :)

Faeez said...

Joyce, u r welcome.:)

Unknown said...

Very nice....

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