Pandan & Coconut Muffins/Cake

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe, but I did make something new for my son’s 2nd birthday. Living in Malaysia means you get to see a lot of green coloured bakery items. This colour is generally from (and indicates) the “pandan” flavour – which I have gathered from pictures is a type of plant. I figure it’s hard to find this flavour in most countries, but I wanted to post my recipe anyway.

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
100g margarine, melted
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
4 tsp (green coloured) pandan flavour
1 tsp green food colouring
3/4 cup milk

1. Sift flour and baking powder onto baking paper.

2. Using an electric mixer, combine eggs, margarine, sugar, milk, flavour, and colouring until smooth. Add in coconut and continue to mix.

3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in flour until well combined. Then pour into desired size pan (muffin, cake – see below for example).

4. Cooking time varies depending on what you’re cooking. Miniature muffins will be done in 12 minutes on 200°C, but a cake will take at least 20 minutes. Use a bamboo skewer or similar to test the cake – when it comes out clean, it is done.

2 thoughts on “Pandan & Coconut Muffins/Cake

  1. When my family were in Malaysia, we saw (unsurprisingly) lots of bread made with Pandan. Andrew and I had no idea what it was though (remember, I was only 15 and Andrew was 12) but we used to refer to it as mull bread, for obvious reasons!

    Hope all the travelling is going well.


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