Makes One Jar
It’s end of the year and most of the people here in Japan exchange gifts. My neighbor got presents that she really hate, caster sugar candies. These I think are just 100% caster sugar, sometimes colored and molded into beautiful Sakura or other flowers. So she gave them to me. No worries, I will create them into other delicious food. I ran out of bread spread, so I thought filling the empty box will do the trick. Indonesian people like Srikaya spread, these are just coconut milk custard put in a jar. My favorites are those made customized by famous bakery chains in Jakarta. But they can be a pain in the wallet.
I really love srikaya spread since I was a little girl. Most of the time, I will scoop more than I need for the bread so that I can enjoy it little by little. One jar can fly in less than a week. I tried a recipe out of a mailing list chat, reading also their experience tips and tricks. Wow, it taste just the same as the one from my favorite bakery. Here is the recipe!
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup caster sugar
1 screwpine leaf
1 egg yolk
1 tsp butter
How to prepare:
-add water to pan and heat low, place another bowl on top and cook the coconut, sugar and screwpine leaf, whisk until dissolved
-whisk the egg yolk and the egg and pour little by little into the boiling bowl, keep keep stirring
-keep whisking or stirring gently with a wooden spoon making sure that the edge don’t get burnt
-add the butter when almost done
-pour into a jar by filtering it