Kitchen tips: 8 creative and different ways to enjoy kaya at home


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The traditional breakfast spread is not just for toasts – here are eight other ways you can eat kaya:

1. Icey kaya treat

It might sound strange, but try using kaya (chill it in the fridge first) as a flavouring for home-made ice cream. An easy way is to use vanilla ice cream as a base, then fold the kaya into it for a fragrant icy treat.

2. Delish dips

Use kaya as a dip for snacks, from toast sticks, corn chips and potato wedges to local snacks like pappadum, muruku and rice crackers.

3. Cerealsly good

We normally have cereal with milk for breakfast, but how about trying something new by pairing it with kaya? Try mixing a bowl of cereal with some kaya for a delicious morning treat.

4. Switch out

Try adding or replacing condiments like blueberry jam on pancakes, and butter cream on crackers, with kaya for a new taste experience.

5. Go French

If you've never tried it before, kaya goes really well with a lot of French pastries like croissants, eclairs and mille-feuille. Try it out as a spread or filling for these baked goods.

6. Better batter

Making your own waffles or pancacakes at home? Mix kaya into the batter for, and take your homemade treats to the next level.

7. Creative bakes

Whether you're baking cheese cake or a chocolate fondant cake, try mixing kaya into your recipes. You never know what interesting and delicious creations will come out of it!

8. Shake it off

Try this: Blend two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a quarter cup of kaya for a unique shake.


Adapted from The Singapore Women's Weekly.