Last a few days ago, I was flipping through my Burmese-English dictionary and happened to know that semolina is called Shwe Kyi (in Burmese), which I already known since young. I don't know how semolina looks like in raw, as I saw before was only in finished product, cake only.
In Burma, we use Shwe Kyi (Semolina) to make cake and it is served as dessert. Since I have the whole packet of semolina, I am going to make use of it. Yes I am going to bake semolina cake (Burmese style) with the help of my little Burmese cookbook.
- semolina -2 cups
- butter - 120grams
- fine sugar - 2 cups
- coconut milk (not cream)- 5 cups
- dry raisin- 1/2 cup
- poppy seed -2 Tbs
In a frying pan, heat the semolina till lightly brown color
- Mix heated semolina and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
- Heat the frying pan, melt the butter. Add semolina sugar mixture. Stir it well.
- Add in 5 cups of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of raisin. Stir continuously until a very thick batter is formed.
- Heat the oven to 180 degree C. Grease 8"x8" square pan and place the batter.
- Sprinkle poppy seed over the surface and bake for about 30-40 mins.
- Let it cool completely in the pan and keep it in refrigerator to set - at least for 2 hours.
Cut it according to your preference size and serve. It is very good to go with a cup of coffee or hot green tea.Enjoy!