Because work has been depriving me of my baking time.. I baked immediately when i got home from work yesterday! My sister thought i had gone bonkers. Haha. Really quite tedious (you’ve to bake layer by layer!) and i wasn’t confident because it’s my first time making this. It turned out amazing well.
The layers are thinner than what i see outside! It was really pretty to look at.
I took a good 3 hours to make this. All the hard work paid off.
No step by step pictures.. But recipe and one more photo behind the cut!
Recipe from Rose’s Kitchenette
25 egg yolks
5 egg whites
1 tin condensed milk
170g plain flour
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp mixed spices
1. Cream butter with condensed milk, vanilla essence, golden syrup & mixed spices till well mixed and set aside.
2. Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and creamy.
3. Add beaten egg yolk mixture to the creamed butter mixture and mix well. Fold in sifted flour.
4. Beat egg whites with a pinch of cream of tartar until stiff and fold in the beaten egg mixture.
5. Grease and line an 8″ square tin and preheat tin.
6. For first layer, spread 2 tbsp of mixture in tin and bake in oven at 180 degree C for 10-15 min.
7. For subsequent layers, grill each layer for about 3 min or less.
8. When top most layer is completed, cover tin with a tray or a piece of foil and bake for a further 5 min. It will take longer if the sides are still wet.
9. Turn cake out onto a metal grid and let cool completely before cutting.
Mine’s thinner than most because i used a 10″ (i think) square pan when it supposed to be an 8″ one. Hehe, quite proud of myself for all that work! I’ll never eat Kueh Lapis the same way ever again, considering all the effort and time being put in. After baking it myself, i know why people sell it at such a high price.
Haha, and yes, you read it right, its 25 eggs. Twenty. Five. Hahaha! I had such a fun time cracking and seperating them. It’s a win-win situation because i get yummy kueh lapis + a whole ziplock of leftover egg whites that i froze. Perfect for my macaron baking 😉
Will be meeting Ju next week! Any other bloggers care to join us? 🙂