I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I actually love the challenge of making cakes and desserts.
Kuih talam is a Penang speciality. Part of an amazing range of steamed ‘cakes’ known as Nyonya kuih.
Kuih Talam is easily recognisable with its sweet green layer made with rice flour and green pea flour naturally coloured and scented with pandan (screw pine leaves).
This is topped with a white layer, slightly salty and made with coconut milk and rice flour
The layers are usually even. However, my attempt was not as even as they should ideally be, but yummy all the same.