Sarawak Kek Lapis
Congratulations to a winner from Ipoh Perak for winning the 20 rolls of Sarawak Kek Lapis which co
mes in different colours and flavours. The winner was Cikgu Muhammad Izuddrin or also known as Nematodenz on Facebook.
The competition which lasted for a few weeks, gave him the opportunity to do something creative and funny. The competition theme was Kek Lapis Funniest Videos. His video was a few minutes length featuring a few number of teachers did the chicken line dancing to humour his students. His video was voted to be the funniest among all.
The Sarawak Kek Lapis is a well-known traditional recipe. Most of the time, tourist would not hesitate to buy a pack bag. Kek Lapis got its name from its multiple layered taste and presentation.
The Kek lapis was first introduced back in year 1988 from Indonesia. It was said during the Ducth Colonial Era, the secret recipe for Kek Lapis was revealed. Until today the Indonesian most iconic Kek Lapis is Lapis Legit and Lapis Surabaya.
From time to time, the well-known Kek Lapis tend to change recipe in Sarawak. New recipes and flavours are always in the market today. There are several flavours such as Horlick, Milo, Strawberry, Vanilla, Nestum, Chocolate, and so on.
In year 2011, a new innovation of Kek Lapis was introduced. It is known as the Kek Lapis Qalas which combines a mixture of modern techniques and traditional recipes from their ancestors.
The popular Kek Lapis Qalas is another modern taste and flavour touch created by Sarawak. Hence Sarawak Kek Lapis is to be categorized as the modern day Kek Lapis.
The recipe for Kek Lapis is never an easy one. It can be divided into two categories. First one is with motifs, shapes and colour while the second one is just plain and simple with two colours.
The requirement to make one is the chef must have a very strong hand or an electric mixer to batter the ingredients. Ingredients consist of eggs, vegetable oil, butter, and other flavours will be mixed together.
When it comes to baking it patience is needed. The strong texture of Kek Lapis is then stuck on together with jam so that it will not come off easily when serving. The battered flavour is then poured bit by bit to make one thin layer each. Once it is done, it will be then baked inside the electrical oven rather than using the gas oven. But of course the best result still comes from using traditional charcoal oven just as how the Dutch did.
The price of the cake depends on the size as well. In Sarawak, a standards size Kek Lapis is 8 inches by 3 inches. Price range is from RM 15 to RM 30/- for a roll.
All Occasion Kek Lapis.
Sarawak Kek Lapis alone is a perfect gift item for all occasion and celebration such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Gawai, Deepavali, and Christmas. It is also a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.
The best of all, Sarawak Kek Lapis tastes better with the perfect aroma blend of a cup of tea or coffee when you shared with your love ones.
So come one down to Kuching or Sibu, Miri, Bintulu, and have a stroll around town for a slice of our delicious Sarawak Kek Lapis.