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Glutinous Rice Cakes with Palm Sugar Recipe – Resep Jajanan Pasar Wajik

Glutinous Rice Cakes with Palm Sugar Recipe - Resep Jajanan Pasar Wajik

Glutinous Rice Cakes with Palm Sugar Recipe – Resep Jajanan Pasar Wajik

There are many variations on this popular cake, which can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. It is normally served at room temperature, but can be served warm topped with coconut cream. Another variation adds diced ripe jackfruit or raisins when the rice is partially cooked.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (200 g) uncooked glutinous rice
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) shaved palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 1 pandanus leaf, tied in a knot, or 1 drop pandanus extract
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) thick coconut milk
  • Pinch of salt

Method :

  1. Rinse the glutinous rice in several changes of water until the water runs clear, then soak overnight.
  2. Line a steamer basket with a cheesecloth and spread the soaked glutinous rice evenly on the cloth. Steam the rice for 15 minutes, then turn and fluff it up with a fork and steam for 10 more minutes until cooked.
  3. In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat and then simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the syrup has reduced to half, about 15 minutes. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Continue to simmer for 3 to 5 more minutes and remove from the heat.
  4. Combine the cooked glutinous rice and coconut milk mixture in a large saucepan and mix well, then cook over low heat, stirring from time to time, until the mixture thickens and becomes sticky, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the pandanus leaf, if using.
  5. Transfer the cake to a lightly greased shallow cake pan or tray (about 7 in/ 17 cm across), smoothing the surface with the back of a wet spoon, and set aside to cool. Cut the cake into squares or diamond shapes and serve
    at room temperature.

Note : To speed up the soaking process, pour boiling water over the glutinous rice after rinsing and allow it to stand for 1 hour. Drain, then pour more boiling water over the rice and soak for another 30 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8
Preparation time : 10 mins + overnight soaking
Cooking time : 1 hour 10 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Sweet Coconut Pancakes Recipe – Resep Dadar Gulung”