This is a snack made from sago, sugar, coconut and gula melaka steamed in banana leaves. Back in the day, they used to make a big batch of this and give it out during a gotong royong, so it is kinda like a power bar your Atok used to eat!
So nice, they named it twice...
Serves 6 - 8 people
Banana leaves last longer in the fridge if it is run over flames first
1 cup grated white coconut
1 tsp. salt
½ cup hot water
250g gula melaka
8 - 10 banana leaves, layur-ed
1. Quickly rinse sago under running tap water and then mix with coconut, salt, and hot water.
2. Clean and prepare banana leaves and cut into 6" x 6" squares.
3. Chop up gula melaka roughly.
4. Roll a banana leaf into a cone and fill with 2 tablespoons of sago and coconut mix.
5. Use a spoon handle to make a hole in the coconut and sago mixture. Stuff in ½ tablespoon of gula melaka.
6. Wrap and seal the banana leaf cone, secure with a toothpick.
7. Steam for 15 - 20 minutes. It is ready when the sago is cooked
Note: To layur the banana leaf means to run it over flames. This process kills bacteria and softens the leaves enough to fold it without breaking. But do give it a good wipe first before you start.