Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Kaya for LCHF

Updated - whole eggs and just egg yolks - 29/11/16

Started Low Carb High Fat journey about a month and a bit ago, and wanted some kaya (coconut jam) to spread on my "bread". So modified a recipe that I used previously and changed to sugar to xylitol and result was great! Tasted just like proper kaya!

Ingredients: using whole eggs

200ml thick coconut cream 
5 eggs, lightly beaten
80 - 100 gms xylitol
5 pandan leaves, washed and tied into a knot


1. Wash pandan leaves throughly and knot them.
2.Assemble all ingredients in a slow cooker.
3. Switch on slow cooker on high and stir mixture till sugar thoroughly dissolves.
4. Remove cover, stir mixture from the bottom every 30 minutes.
5. Cook for a total of 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

 The kaya will be lumpy and there will be some liquid at the bottom of the slow cooker. Dont worry about this as once it has been blended, everything will be fine.
As I had egg yolks left over from making low carb bread, was cracking my head as to what I could do with the yolks, hence this recipe.

Ingredients: Using just egg yolks

8 egg yolks (I used 7 as I used 1 yolk to egg wash my bread)
400 ml coconut cream
5- 6 pandan leaves, washed and knotted
xylitol or any other permitted sweetener - (your choice) and your level of sweetness
*Note - it helps if you use a non stick saucepan so the kaya does not stick and get burned.
It does not matter if you don't have a non stick pan, just have to stir more often!


1. Wash pandan leaves throughly and knot them.
2. Place coconut cream and sweetener in pan and bring to boil.
3. Light beat egg yolks and when coconut cream has come to a boil, add some into the egg yolks and mix well.
4. Place mixture back into pan and cook under medium heat for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Mixture will look curdled. It does not matter. After 10 mins, put on low heat and stir again occasionally. 
5. After about 20 mins, mixture will thicken. Pour into a bowl and use a hand blender to get rid of the lumps.
6. Voila - kaya is ready. Put in bottle and refridgerate it and mixture will thicken.
7. Enjoy!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Coconut Panna Cotta

Had guests from Singapore and this is the dessert I made for them! It will be low carb if you use stevia drops.