Must-Try At Home Delights this Fasting and Festive Season

FOOD

With the ongoing fasting and then Hari Raya Puasa feasting, it can be difficult to stay healthy on the high sugar and high fat content of commercially prepared treats. What can you do to satisfy your craving for kuih like the way our grandmothers used to make? Make them yourself!

Here are some Ayam Brand’s must-try at home kuihs and desserts, from the easiest and fastest that even beginners can whip up at home, to those that require a bit more skill, effort and time. If you make any of these kuih, post to your Instagram or Facebook account, tag @ayambrandmy on Instagram or @ayambrandmalaysia on Fb while using the hashtag #beRAYAmbrand and let them know why it is your favourite fasting season or Raya delight. The contest will ends on 14th June 2020 with weekly prizes and two grand prizes to be won!

Fruity Agar Agar

This is a show-stopper desert when you’re having family and friends over for buka puasa!

Fruit Layer

2 cups cold water

¼ cup sugar

½ cup lychee juice

1¾ tsp agar-agar powder

2 cups small fruit pieces of your choice such as Strawberry, Kiwi, Orange, Blueberries

Coconut Layer

¾ cup Ayam Brand Coconut Milk Superlight

¼ cup water

¾ tsp + ⅛ tsp agar-agar powder

3 Tbsp sugar

A pinch of salt

4 inches pandan leaves (optional)

METHOD:

  1. In a small pot without heat, add the cold water, lychee juice, agar-agar powder, and whisk until there are no more lumps.
  2. Once mixed, turn on the heat and bring to a full boil, stirring constantly until agar-agar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, then remove from heat and immediately pour about 1/4-inch of the agar-agar into your mold.
  4. Add the fruit pieces.
  5. Add the remaining agar mixture to cover the fruits.
  6. Let this layer sit for 20 minutes or until the top is firm enough to pour on the second layer.

While you wait for the fruit layer to set, make the coconut layer:

  1. In a small pot without heat, combined coconut milk, water, agar-agar powder, and stir to dissolve the powder.
  2. Add the pandan leaf, if using, then turn on the heat to medium high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until agar-agar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add sugar and a pinch of salt and stir to dissolve. Remove the pandan leaf.
  4. Make sure the fruit layer is firm enough and dry, pour in the coconut milk mixture on top with a spoon.
  5. Place in the fridge for an hour or more, until it is firm before serving.

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