Caramel Pandan Jam


This 30mins  recipe attracted me. It’s my first time making kaya. Kaya plus caramel, that seems a perfect combination. Plus hub loves caramel. If only I know homemade kaya is so easy last time. Seriously, this kaya is not much different from what we bought outside. Umm although 5 eggs used in the recipe are a lot. Ah well. Once a while indulgence. 

Half way prepared the ingredients, I realised my coconut milk has expired. I quickly rushed down to  the nearby minimart, leaving baby in Zann’s care. Ah lucky have! Minimart Aunty was surprised to see me and even asked why I so free can  make kaya! 

Who said I am free at home…with a baby and a kid at home, how to be free?  I feel stressed. I don’t know. I will still bake while  I can. Until the day I go back to work next year? 



Recipe (Adapted from Rasa Malaysia)

5 eggs
200g sugar (slightly sweet for me, maybe can reduce to 150g)
1/2 cup coconut cream
3/4 cup coconut milk
3 pandan leaves (I used 1 tbsp pandan juice extracted  from 20 pandan leaves)
1 1/2 tbsp corn starch + 1 1/2 tbsp water

75g sugar (can reduce to 50g next time,, I find the colour dark)

Crack eggs in a big bowl. Add cream, coconut milk, sugar. Whisk well. Filter the mixture. Transfer the mixture to saucepan. Add pandan juice into the egg mixture. Use wooden spatula to stir for 20mins. Add cornstarch to thicken. The mixture will turn lumpy.

Make caramel. Heat sugar until sugar melt and turns golden brown. Add into the kaya mixture and stir well. Turn off the heat. Let the jam cool down. Transfer the kaya into the blender and blend till smooth. Transfer to the jam bottle. Keep in the fridge for until a week.




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One thought on “Caramel Pandan Jam

  1. Hi Cendrine, in my opinion, the coconut milk which expired should still be alright to use when it never been opened before. After all, usually the expiry date only stated “use before ….” It does not mean once the item passed self life, it cannot be used. I used countless times expired food ingredients and nothing untoward happened to me or my family members after consuming the cooked products.

    I feel it’s not worth making my own kaya although it may be better and healthier to consume home made kaya. Reason because of the short self life and I could not be expected to consume the whole lot of kaya made with 5 eggs within a week or so.

    Priscilla Poh

    Cendrine: Thanks for the advise, Priscilla. 🙂


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