Monday, 2 March 2015

Bingka Pisang

My family spent the third day of the Lunar New Year with my husband's family at the beach... I prepared nasi lemak & made Bingka Pisang for dessert. Bingka Pisang is a traditional Malay cake which has bananas as one of the main ingredients. It's very easy to make & it's quite unlikely that you will go wrong with this recipe.

I've adapted the recipe shared by Dzana of Inspirasiku. She used only white sugar but I decided to add gula Melaka (palm sugar) & reduced the white sugar. The cake was quite rich as both coconut & evaporated milk were used. You may want to use regular milk instead of evaporated milk for a mildly-rich cake. I find the sweetness level to be just nice. :)

After cutting the cake, I found it to be too soft. I wasn't sure if that's because I had cut it when it's still warm. Anyway, I didn't want to take the chance, so I baked it again (I can't remember how long more.). That's why the sliced piece in the picture below is slightly burnt. Overall, this is a great recipe, so bake it if you have a gathering coming up & lots of banana hanging in the kitchen!

Before I leave you with the recipe, I would like to let you know that BitterSweetSpicy is hosting 'Little Thumbs Up' event for March & the theme is Banana. This is a blogger event where bloggers prepare dishes/desserts based on the theme for the month, post the recipes & pictures in their blogs & link the posts to the event linkup. So if you are a blogger, whip up something using bananas, blog about it & link the post to this event. Go to this post for more details. If you are not a blogger, you can also support us by visiting the posts that are linked to this event. Thank you.

Bingka Pisang

100g gula Melaka (palm sugar)
2 tbsp water
1 bunch of ripe bananas (I used 8 large pieces.)
140g (1 cup) plain flour
2 tbsp fine sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter - melted
1/2 tsp salt
Note: If you want to use just fine sugar, replace the gula Melaka & 2 tbsp fine sugar with 3/4 cup of fine sugar.

  1. Combine gula Melaka (palm sugar) & water in a pot & cook until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from fire & strain the syrup. Set aside to cool.
  2. Mash the bananas & set aside.
  3. Combine the rest of ingredients & blend until well mixed.
  4. Add in gula Melaka syrup & mashed banana. Mix well.
  5. Pour batter into a greased 8x8-inch pan (I used a bundt pan.)
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 1 hour.
  7. Leave to cool completely before cutting.
Recipe adapted from Inspirasiku.

I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up (March-2015 - BANANA) event organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by me, Faeez of BitterSweetSpicy.


Zoe said...

Hi Faeez,

Doreen and I are happy to have you hosting LTU with the banana theme for March!

Wow that there are 8 banana in your Bingka Pisang. It looks very moist and yummy!


Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Faeez, your Bingka Pisang looks rich and moist .. and I could smell the coconut fragrant too ^-^!

mui mui said...

Hi Faeez,
Your bingka pisang must be very flavorful as you have added the gula Melaka. Wish that I could have a bite from you.

Thanks for sharing!

Faeez said...

I know.... you need to buy a comb of bananas specially for this kuih if you intend to bake it! :)

Faeez said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for dropping by. I see you are quite an avid baker too. I would really love to join us in this event. Thank you again. :)

Faeez said...

Mui Mui,
Yes, I love baking with gula Melaka. Hmmm... that makes a good theme too! :D

mui mui said...

FaeeZ, you are right!
We are having sugar and molasses for out August LTU theme. I guess gula Melaka are in hehe!

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