Ask me why I don't like to bloghop that much nowadays. I'll tell you why! I tend to get carried away and waste so much of my time, where else my list-to-do everyday is not getting shorter!
Firstly I'll say to myself, well, let's just have a peek here... and while 'peeking', the eyes got diverted to the sidebars... and oh... this looks good, why not peek there too, just for a tiny second... and the 'oh this looks good...that looks good' will carry on and on and on... and the last thing I know... 2 to 3 hours wasted! It's not a total waste actually, because along the way, I will start 'copy and paste'-ing the recipe and print them out. But will there be anything from the kitchen? HARDLY! Hahaha... What's left... bundles and bundles of printed out recipes! Mama ohhhh mama!!!
Today I am sharing with you another version of Kuih Lopes. According to my mom, this tasted more like the traditional Kuih Lopes. I think the coconut milk makes the difference in taste. For the Lopes part, I had followed Ummi Zaihadi's recipe with slight changes too, to suit my laziness! Hahaha... Thank you so much Ummi for the recipe... muaahhh...
Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Ummi Kuantan
3 cups glutinous rice
** screwpine leaves juice (10 pieces screwpine leaves blended with 2 cups of water)
pinch of salt
freshly grated coconut + a bit of salt - mix together and steam for 3 minutes
** Note : I am just too lazy to blend the screwpine leaves. Instead, I mix 2 cups of water with a few drops of green food coloring and pandan essence. Simple though not that original! Hahaha....
Palm Sugar Syrup :
1 block pure palm sugar
1 piece screwpine leaf - knotted
1. Wash the rice and rinse. Soak the rice with water, green food coloring and lime water for 3 hours.
2. After 3 hours, put the soaked rice through the strainer. Pour the rice into a tray together with the pandan juice. Steam for 30 minutes or till the rice is shiny.
3. I had used the egg ring and the base of my measuring cup to shape the lopes. Place a piece of plastic under the egg ring. Spoon enough rice into the ring. Cover with plastic and press using the botton of the measuring cup or you can use the bottle cover, whichever convenient.
4. Remove from the ring and coat the shaped rice with freshly grated coconut.
5. Place the lopes on a plate and top with Palm Sugar Syrup. Enjoy!
Method for Palm Sugar Syrup :
Combine palm sugar (jaggery), screwpine leaf and water in a pot and boil over moderate heat until sugar dissolves. Strain.
Have a nice day!