It’s no secret how much Singaporeans love our kueh, whether it’s the snaking queues during festivities or the countless versions of kueh-flavoured cakes and desserts. Though there’s a fair share of incredibly intricate creations, you’ll also find plenty of simple kueh recipes to try yourself as you whip up these sweet and savoury treats this festive season.
Show off your kueh-crafting chops with these 8 simple kueh recipes for beginners:
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We don’t have to wait until Ramadan is nigh to be crazy over Ondeh Ondeh. Replicated in everything from cakes to soft-serve, the rich and molten gula melaka filling makes it a sweet treat loved by Singaporeans of all ages.
Check out the full ondeh-ondeh recipe.
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If there’s one kueh that is most likely to warrant snaking queues, it is the popular Kueh Lapis a.k.a ‘sweet layer cake’, a light treat that can be indulged in at any time of the day. While it requires you to painstakingly bake it layer by layer, there is no greater satisfaction than making a Bengawan Solo-level kueh.
Check out the full kueh lapis recipe
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Coconut and pandan are popular flavours when it comes to kueh, but for something unique texture-wise, Kueh Dadar with its supple pandan crepe casing and caramelised coconut filling might be the one for you.
Check out the full kueh dadar recipe
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Another kueh that Singaporeans go gaga over is Kuih Bahulu, a sweet, fluffy egg sponge cake that pairs perfectly with tea and coffee. A staple for many festivities including Ramadan, this treat only requires a few common ingredients to make.
Check out the full kuih bahulu recipe
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A simple 2-layered kueh that is pretty big on aesthetics, Kuih Seri Muka consists of a glutinous rice base and a pandan custard topping, with fragrant coconut milk notes that shine through.
Glutinous rice layer
Glutinous rice layer:
Steaming the kueh
Check out the full kuih seri muka recipe
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Tepung Pelita definitely takes the cake for cuteness – just look at the little custards nestled in banana leaf boats. Despite its deceptively simple appearance,this kueh is actually a 2-layered custard cake with a sweet pandan and a savoury layer.
Check out the full tepung pelita recipe
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Joining the bevy of Pandan-flavoured kueh is the flower-shaped Kuih Bakar Pandan, which you can mould into a shape of your choice. Don’t mistake this as a run-of-the-mill pandan sponge cake as well – you can expect a chewy and bouncy kueh-like texture.
Check out the full kuih bakar pandan recipe
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Kuih Sago is a dainty and delectable treat made from sago and steeped in rose syrup for that extra perfumed oomph. Its texture is soft and chewy, complemented by the grated coconut sprinkled on top.
Check out the full kuih sago recipe
With Ramadan season now in full swing, now is the perfect chance to put your kueh-making skills to the test. With their 24/7 outlets and ongoing deals on groceries, make a beeline to your nearest U Stars supermarket to stock up on ingredients for your DIY kueh adventure.
With 27 outlets located in residential areas all around Singapore, those dwelling in Punggol and Bukit Panjang can take advantage of the wider choice of merchandise at the U Stars Megamarts situated in Sumang Walk and Keat Hong Link respectively.
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U Stars will also be having a Hari Raya lucky draw from 12th April to 16th May 2021, where you can stand a chance to win up to $5,000 worth of U Stars vouchers simply by spending $30 or more in a single receipt and scanning the QR code on it.
For all the IG devotees and baking aficionados out there, don’t miss out on the #kuehliciouswithustars Instagram contest happening during the same period. All you have to do is upload a photo or video of your homemade kuehs and cookies, and share your recipe with the hashtag #kuehliciouswithustars. Better still, do the same on your Instagram story and tag U Stars Instagram page to double your chances of winning.
You’ll also have to follow @ustarssupermarket on Instagram and tag as many friends as you’d like for a chance to win $2,000 worth of prizes. These include highly sought-after appliances like a KitchenAid stand mixer, TEFAL electric oven and a Philips food steamer.
Till Hari Raya Puasa on 13th May 2021, you can also get your hands on discounted essentials whether it’s ingredients for kueh or household cleaning products. To make your Kuih Bakar Pandan, get 2 cans of Marigold King of Kings evaporated milk for just $2.95, and get a pack of Dasoon Kampung eggs at $2.95 each, an essential ingredient in most of the kueh recipes above.
Prices shown are correct at time of publication, please check in-store for latest updates.
Reward yourself with a well-earned treat at Joyfu Tea conveniently located within the U Stars Keat Hong Link outlet. Bubble tea options there range from classic milk teas to one-of-a-kind seasonal creations like Nutella and Brown Sugar Katira – flavour-packed renditions of the Ramadan bazaar favourite.
While we look forward to the return of bustling markets, light-ups and other festivities in the near future, you’ll be able to whip up a treat for friends and family with these simple kueh recipes in hand.
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Originally published on 27th April 2021. Updated by Kezia Tan on. 8th April 2022.
Cover image adapted from: Singapore Food, kueppersbusch, puchong.co
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