Friday, November 18, 2005

Kueh Lapis

Bake Kueh Lapis yesterday, here my finally product. And where all the steps goes?! *Grumble* Remember I went to Jia Lei leant how to bake kueh lapis? The trainer said, had to finish baking the kueh lapis within an hour I find it totally mission impossible! In fact I spend almost 3 hours baking it!

The trainer she bake every layer for 2 minutes at 200C. I bake mine at 230C 3 to 3 ½ minutes per layer and yet the bloody cake still won’t brown! Heck, I just continue bakes the next layer.

Strain your eyes and did you see how thin the layer is?! No? Never mind I counted the layers I got about 22 layers! Guess that is the reason I burnt the bottom. Perhaps next time I should bake them in “block” and no more layers! LOL Gosh... my hands are still aching.


Anonymous jingle26 said...

its a good try, dun worry, a few more times it will be perfect, it looks good in the picture you put up.

Friday, November 18, 2005 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Jas said...


Thanks for your kind words, this already my 4th time trying. Among the 4 of them so far this “look” more like a cake. Previously the 3 either they look like kueh or dry like crust. I’m already “xin hui yi leng”. Heehee

Saturday, November 19, 2005 1:18:00 AM  
Blogger SeaDragon said...

Hi Jas,
Good even colour though, never mind, keep trying you will succeed!
When I did mine, my cake tin was less than 5cm from the heat, and the layer browned very quickly, maybe you put your cake tin too far below the heat?

Sunday, November 20, 2005 6:23:00 AM  
Blogger Jas said...

Hi SD,

Thanks, *smile* probably next time. I need a lot of stamina to bake kueh lapis. LOL

The microwave oven I have at home doesn’t have upper and lower heat element. The heat element is built at the side. And the oven has 2 buttons for baking one is Covn.Bake and another one is 2 Level Conv.Bake I try both and it doesn’t brown the cake.

Sunday, November 20, 2005 2:00:00 PM  
Blogger rokh said...

kueh lapis IS tough. nvm then, go out and buy one from indonesia then indulge ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Tazz said...

Jas, three hours to bake? Aiyoh! Tazz can't stand because too stressful! *lol*

Sunday, November 20, 2005 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Jas said...


My mom went to Indonesia and she bought one block fresh kueh lapis for S$10!!! Cheap hor unlike those in plastic package she bought one only aiyah so wasted should buy more.

Monday, November 21, 2005 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jas said...


Yah, bring in and out the oven. The oven I have at home unlike other ovens. My oven stop running once the oven door is open so I have to heat the oven again before putting it back to bake again.

Monday, November 21, 2005 6:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


For Kueh lapis, after 1st layer, can only have the grill/top heat on. I forgot to turn off the bottom element once and the cake burned on the bottom as well. I find placing the shelf higher, nearer the grill will speed up browning. Not sure if you can try a water bath (place baking tin in tray of water) to stop the bottom from burning, if you turn off bottom element.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Jas said...


Thanks for the tips. But problem is the oven I had it at home doesn’t has upper and lower heat element and the heat comes from the side. I tried the water bath method before and I guess that the reason the cake turns out like “Kueh”. LOL

Friday, December 09, 2005 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger anem said...

Mind to share the recipe?

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 5:27:00 AM  

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