Thai Coconut Jam

Thai Coconut Jam

One of Southeast Asia's most popular condiments is Kaya or coconut jam, a brilliant green spread, which you can easily make at home with few ingredients.
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  • Serves: 48 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Add the sugar to the eggs and whisk to combine. Using an electric beater, a standing mixer, or a hand whisk, beat the eggs and sugar until frothy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add the coconut milk. Beat again to incorporate, 10 to 30 seconds.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the creamy mixture into a pot. Using a whisk or a spatula, stir the kaya over medium heat until hot to the touch, then reduce the heat to low. If you've never prepared kaya and want a foolproof approach, use a double-boiler to keep the temperature steady and gentle, but be sure there is always boiling water in the bottom pot. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the kaya has thickened.
  6. Step 6

    Add a few drops of pandan essence . Adding these green drops will turn your kaya light green and add a subtle pandan flavor. Stir well.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the kaya from the heat.
  8. Step 8

    If canning, ladle your kaya into sterilized jars, cap with the lids, and can according to your altitude and the size of the jars , which can take from 10 to 20 minutes in a boiling water bath. If not using sterilized jars, allow the kaya to cool completely, then ladle it into containers and place it in the refrigerator.
  9. Step 9

    Kaya is a delicious breakfast when served on toast. Enjoy.