Chocolate Kueh Lapis

ecipes that are used once a year for festive seasons are quite a headache sometimes. Even if I might have baked them very well last year, it doesn't necessarily mean that I'll do well this year.

Take this kueh lapis recipe. I made them last year without much problem. However, this year, first try, the portion was wrong, completely wrong!! Even though I wrote a note last year, it wasn't that detailed. Instead of using using a 7” pan, I used a 10” x 10” pan because my note on it wrote “10” x 10” pan”, but I didn't write 2x recipe!! So in the end, my lapis turned out to be a shortie. Flat and short.



I didn't want the kueh lapis to be just the traditional one. So I added some chocolate rice between the layers. Overall, the lapis taste was really good with the addition of chocolate rice, except it was too short, too little. If I had stacked them up, they'll look picture perfect!

13 comments:

Doris said...
January 25, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Hi Jane,
Your lapis is so much better than mine. your are my inspiration...

Passionate About Baking said...
January 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Hi Doris,
Thanks. Yours is very good also mah. Mine is very little, so easier to make mah. :p

Kitchen Corner said...
January 25, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Hey Jane,
Are you an kuih lapis expert? It looks very very good, looks like the commercial one or even better! Very good job!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 25, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Hi Grace,
Thanks very much for your compliment. I'm not an expert, though I wish I am! :)

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
January 26, 2010 at 9:33 AM

I don't even dare make this!!! It requires so much precision and effort, I think I will fall asleep halfway. You did great! And clever idea on how to make your kueh lapis taller instantly. I just didn't know they could talk! LOL!!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Hi Ju,
Gee, you're just too humble. You've already achieved the Castella cake, I think nothing is too difficult for you already! It's not as bad as you think. You should try when you have ran out of ideas to bake! Kekeke...
Oh ya, after baking for quite a while, your bakes will start talking. So I let them "stand tall". ;)

Missy said...
January 26, 2010 at 1:52 PM

i love kueh lapis but very scared of the egg yolk and butter content :S so usu i buy just a piece to comfort myself :)

tks for sharing!! will give it a shot one day

Passionate About Baking said...
January 26, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Hi Missy,
You're right boy! Isn't it scary? I usually don't eat what I baked too! :p Yup, try it one day, then distribute them out! :p

thecoffeesnob said...
January 29, 2010 at 12:53 AM

This looks so good, Jane- I'm completely in awe! You must be incredibly patient to make this!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Hi Laureen,
Thanks. Aw, I'm sure you can make this too. I guess you just have too many recipes to bake and this doesn't take priority! :p

Missy said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

i love kueh lapis but very scared of the egg yolk and butter content :S so usu i buy just a piece to comfort myself :)

tks for sharing!! will give it a shot one day

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Hi Laureen,
Thanks. Aw, I'm sure you can make this too. I guess you just have too many recipes to bake and this doesn't take priority! :p

Kitchen Corner said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Hey Jane,
Are you an kuih lapis expert? It looks very very good, looks like the commercial one or even better! Very good job!

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