Sunday, February 2, 2014

KUIH SAGO / SAGO CAKE GLUTEN FREE



Most South East Asian cakes or kuih as we call it are bite sized dessert or snack,   mostly made with rice flour, glutinous rice flour, sago, tapioca flour or mung bean flour. They are usually steamed than baked or fried.

Kuih Sago is a traditional Asian dessert that was chewy in texture, made of pearl sago. I chose a different method to prepare  instead of steaming it. My cooking style requires constant stirring until the sago turns translucent  after adding them  to the sugar syrup. After cooking it was leave to cool until set. When completely cool, they are sliced and rolled in grated coconut.

Most desserts made with coconut will turn rancid  really  fast so it must be consumed on the same day other wise stored them in a refrigerator.  A jar with resealable lid works perfect to keep shredded coconut fresh and handy  in a fridge.


KUIH SAGO /  SAGO CAKE GLUTEN FREE
Servings  :   6-8

1 cup sago rinsed and drained
1 cup white sugar
2 cup water
1 tablespoon corn flour mixed with 3 tablespoon water
pandan leaves knotted (optional)
2-3 drops red food coloring
1 cup  shredded  coconut
salt to taste



DIRECTIONS

Place water, pandan leaves  and sugar in a deep pot, bring to boil.

Add  food coloring, stir  until sugar is dissolved.

Add in drained sago and corn flour mixture, stir until sago is translucent and bubbles appear on surface.

Pour mixture into a tray or glass  dish, level top with spatula. Allow to cool completely,

Combine coconut and salt, stir to combine.

Cut  into  bite size pieces then roll into coconut.

Ready to serve. If not consumed  on the same day, keep refrigerated.


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33 comments:

Medeja said...

Looks so nice.. I like chewy sweets :) I have never tried sago..will save it for one day :)

Rafeeda AR said...

oh this would taste really good... i just love sago and its chewiness...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Guru Uru said...

What a gorgeous colour for this delicious cake :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

Wow; just loving the color of the dessert :) beautiful presentation :)

Winnie said...

First all of - these look sooooooo beautiful and delicious.
Of-course I love the color!

Secondly - I'm very curious as I don't think I've ever tasted such desserts

Suja Manoj said...

Thanks so much for this recipe,looks so yum and lovely color.

Rosita Vargas said...

Fantàsticas gomitas tomo nota me encanta,abrazos.

deepti said...

These look so attractive and a nice recipe.. Yeah I have heard many people steaming it well would definitely love to try your version!

Katerina said...

I love its deep red color! Beautiful!

Betsy @ Romance on a dime said...

Looks really good!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I enjoyed a new recipe from another part of the world...thanks for sharing it on the Thursday blog hop!!

Ali Phillips said...

What a pretty treat :) Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next Monday. Have a good weekend!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

This looks delicious. I'm pinning now.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Deborah Davis said...


It's great to get a chance to discover and explore your blog.
I was intrigued by the process of making this delightful gluten free dessert. Would this recipe would work with maple syrup or coconut palm sugar in place of white sugar?
Thank you so much for sharing this tasty treat on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
All the best, Deborah

Mika said...

So delicious and healthy!

Coming from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Come-by my blog!

Veena Theagarajan said...

so delicious.. new to me

Angie Schneider said...

Gorgeous colour! Love these sago bites.

Britni Vigil said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party!

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

Laurie said...



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Katherines Corner said...

I love Kuih Sago!!!! Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! I have never tried your dessert before, but looks heaps yum!
Thanks for sharing!
Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
Cheers! Joanne

Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} said...

Oh yummy, these look so great!

Laura@baking in pyjamas said...

Such a pretty colour. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend.

Sangeetha Priya said...

beautiful gluten free cake, love to try!!!

Marlys (ThisandThat) said...

This sounds interesting.. Love to hear about food from different countries. Thanks for sharing these on Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope you will join us again this week for our Snack Food Theme.

Kumari Anita Dayani said...

Oh, I am so excited to try this out! I come from Singapore and kueh sago is a local sweet there. Thank you so much for teaching me.

Diane Balch said...

I love learning about new foods. I never heard of sago I looked it up.. very interesting..and there are different types. thanks so much for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

Sandra Henslee said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

Theresa said...

Wow looks really good. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Theresa Hope to see you again soon!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I'm always looking for Gluten free desserts, and this sounds really good. I never heard of sago either, where do you buy it? I wouldn't red dye but would try it out with beet juice. Thanks for sharing Kuih Sago Cake at Sunday's Best!

Alisha said...

Your blog is awesome. Thank you very much for this blog.

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