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Putu Ayu

Coconut cakes


  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • a drop or two green pandan screw-pine leaf essence/paste (you can use chocolate paste, milk paste, pistachio essence or any flavoring you like actually!)
  • either sweetened or unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • a pinch of salt
  • a little cooking oil
  • 100 ml thick coconut milk you can use coconut cream
  • water as needed


  • By using an electric mixer, mix sugar and egg then add in flour; stir well with wooden spatula, slowly. Add in coconut milk, stir, then add in Pandan essence, stir well.
  • Grease your Putu Ayu molds lightly with cooking oil, set aside
  • Mix your desiccated coconut with a dash of salt, to taste; then soak the mixture with a little water, stir well.
  • Spoon about 1 tsp moistened desiccated coconut into the greased molds, using your finger or the spoon, press and adjust the desiccated coconut to the molds; pour about 3 tbsp batter, steam for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy~