Coconut Egg Jam - Kaya

Kaya (coconut egg jam) means 'wealthy' or 'rich' in Malay. It is a sweet spread made from coconut milk, egg, sugar, and pandan leaves. It is sweet and creamy. Kaya toast is the combination of Kaya and butter spreading on two pieces of toasted bread separately, and serve together like a sandwich. Alternatively, the Kaya and butter or margarine can be spread on the same slice of bread.

Coconut Egg Jam -Kaya

  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 10 eggs
  • 400grams brown sugar
  • 6 pieces of pandan (screw pine) leaves, knotted
  • Combine brown sugar, coconut milk and eggs in a saucepan. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add in pandan leaves and cook it over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • When the mixture is simmering, lower the heat and keep stirring until the consistency become spreadable jam.
  • Remove from heat, let cool, you can bottle it in jars. It can last for 3 days in room temperature, and if refrigerate, it can be kept around one week.
  • Serve the Kaya by spreading it on toasted bread and butter as well.