Seri Muka means pretty face in Malay language! It is an Asian two layered snack with steamed glutinous rice at the bottom layer and green custard on the top. It is one of my favourite Nyonya kueh. Love the creamy custard layer and the salty sticky glutinous rice at the bottom. My Seri Muka is not having the perfect smooth surface because of the big bubble appeared at the final moments!!
Made Seri Muka this morning while the new helper was busy cleaning up my house. When come the time to sit in front of the computer, my brain goes blank...I have a lot of thought to say but not sure this is the ideal place. But I need a place to vent my thought!!!
I'm sadden by one of my ex-secondary school mate who took her own life due to depression. We really can't foresee this kind of thing will happen to people we know. May be, a little more caring and loving to our family members and friends will make a lot of difference. We need to learn to embrace imperfection in life, take things slowly, see beyond what is in front of us as life is bigger than where we are standing right now. Let's start by asking friends out for a cuppa today, will you?
Recipe from Dapur Tanpa Sempadan with minor changes
(used 7" square pan)
Ingredients for bottom layer:
350g glutinous rice (soak overnight)
200ml coconut milk (used 100ml thick coconut milk)
150ml pandan water (3 pandan leaves boil with 200ml water)
1 tsp salt
30 pieces dried blue pea flowers, soak in warm water, crush it to extract the blue colour
Ingredients for top layer:
300ml coconut milk
180g sugar (used brown sugar as this is what i have)
4 tsp corn flour
3 tbsp plain flour
50ml pandan juice (extract directly from pandan leaves)
few drops of pandan paste
1. Line the 7"square pan with grease banana leaves.
2. Divide the glutinous rice into two portions, soak one portion with the extract from blue pea flowers.
3. Place the glutinous rice with salt and pandan water in a metal plate and steam for 20 mins or until the rice is cooked. (I steamed the white glutinous rice and blue glutinous rice separately)
4. Mixed the white and blue glutinous rice together, add coconut milk. Place the rice into the lined square pan, press the rice firmly before steam again for another 10 mins.
5. In a bowl, whisk the sugar and eggs. Add in coconut milk, pandan juice and pandan paste.
6. Sift flour and corn flour into the bowl, mix well. Sift the mixture.
7. In a saucepan, boil the mixture with low heat until it just thicken.
8. Pour the mixture on top of the glutinous rice, steam for 30 mins with medium-low heat until the top layer harden.