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Kaya Jam

A Singapore breakfast favorite [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Notes: Find palm sugar, coconut cream, pandan leaves, and pandan flavoring, in your local Asian grocery store. If using pandan leaves, in step three, tie leaves in a knot and cook with coconut cream, and remove before adding egg yolks. Don't use coconut milk, as it will be too watery. I used a combination of clear pandan flavoring and green pandan paste because it was what I had on hand. Pandan bread is a popular bread to serve with this, but any bread will do.

About the author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Easy Artisan Bread. You can also watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. She presently lives in Singapore working on her new baking cookbook, and as a recipe developer for HungryGoWhere Singapore. Check out her blog,, or follow her on Twitter @yvonneruperti.

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