Nostalgic Buka Puasa Delights, Simplified and Healthier – Part One

Coconut milk is a staple of Malaysian cuisine, more so during Ramadan and Raya for the nostalgic taste, creaminess and health benefits it adds to any dish. Ayam Brand shares some simple recipes for your buka puasa preparation

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Ayam Brand has been providing the great taste and health benefits of coconut milk, in convenient packs for decades. Ayam Brand Coconut Milk is hygienically squeezed from selected ripe coconuts, and then sealed in convenient tetra packs using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology.  It is as good as squeezing by hand but without the hassle of cleaning up after.

You can use Ayam Brand Santan, Ayam Brand Santan Trim (45% reduced in fat) or Ayam Brand Santan Super Light (only 5% of fat!) depending on your preference.

Just in time for buka puasa and Raya, Ayam Brand has introduced its limited edition Ayam Brand Santan 200ml with easy open cap – so you can use what you need, seal the cap and refrigerate the rest for later – A new pack but the same great recipe.

If you are a regular Ramadan bazaar goer like us, you would notice that nostalgic regional delights are always unavailable. Ayam Brand’s recipe developers have created five recipes for traditional delights using santan that you can make at home. They have thoughtfully simplified the recipes to suit regular kitchen equipment, and worked with nutritionists to cut down the sugar and fat content with an eye on health.

The rare Kuih Akok from the East Coast, Kuih Tako also known as Kuih Limas from the South, Bubur Pulut Hitam from the North, Kuih Seri Muka Labu Kuning from Kelantan and the ever popular Sago Gula Melaka will take you back to childhood in your hometown or kampung. All of these kuihs have the nostalgic creamy nutty goodness of Ayam Brand Coconut Milk.

Try out the convenience of the new easy open Ayam Brand Santan 200ml this Ramadan and Raya, and participate in the Ayam Brand Masak dan Menang contest. Simply whip up a dish using Ayam Brand Coconut milk, take a pix and upload to your Facebook or Instagram account and use the hashtag #santanayambrand to be in the running for all-in-one cooker prizes worth up to RM17,300 from innochef! For details visit https://www.ayambrand.com.my/masakdanmenang

Quick and Easy Kuih Akok

Nostalgic Buka Puasa Delights, Simplified and Healthier – Part One

Method

No mould and charcoal fire required here, just a muffin pan and your oven! Boil Gula Melaka and thinly sliced pandan leaves, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is fragrant. Remove from stove, and slowly pour in the Ayam Brand Coconut Milk. Let it cool. In the meantime heat the oven, and oil your muffin pans. Add egg and sieved flour to the coconut mixture, and stir well. Divide the kuih batter evenly among the 12 muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is browned.

Healthy tips:

You can reduce the Gula Melaka, but it will lose some of the caramelised taste; and an important note do not substitute with white sugar as it will not taste as good. For a lower fat option use Ayam Brand Super Light santan that has only 5% of fat.