August 5, 2013

Pandan Water

“The investigation of nature is an infinite pasture-ground where all may graze, and where the more bite, the longer the grass grows, the sweeter is its flavor, and the more it nourishes.” ~Aldous Huxle

If ever you wanted to make buko pandan, pandan cake or pichi-pichi, I'm sure there's a pandan extract or pandan water in the recipe. But what if you don't have pandan extract in your home. Don't worry, you can make your own. It takes a little time and effort to make it but it's really worth trying. You'll see the difference between commercial pandan extract and homemade one - from it's flavor, fragrance, and color. This is better, I guarantee you!

8-10 pandan leaves, cut into small pieces
2 cups water

Things you need:

1. Put the water in a pot. Add the pandan leaves. Let it boil. Lower the heat once boiling. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the water becomes greenish in color. 

2. Turn off the heat. Remove the pandan leaves in the pot and transfer it in a blender or food processor. Add the water (let the water cool slightly for a couple of minutes). Whiz for a few minutes then squeeze and strain it through a fine sieve. Put the juice in a small bowl or container.

~ You may keep this in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Happy day always,


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