Home-made Pandan Essence
Cut Pandan leaves (screwpine) into small pieces with scissors.
Put them into blender and add as little water as possible, just to allow the machine to puree the pandan leaves. If you are blending a lot of pandan leaves, add them bit-by-bit, same to the water amount.
Once done, sieve the mixture over a fine strainer and squeeze the pandan pulp to extract the juice as much as you can.
Store the juice in a clean container, let it sit in the fridge for at least one day.
You will notice the pandan juice will be separated into two parts. The green concentrated bottom is the pandan essence. This is the part which gives your bake the lovely green hue and intense pandan frangrance. As it is very precious, so use it with pandan juice (the clear light green part) to make up of the amount needed (usually 1-2 tbsp of pandan essence is good enough for an 8” pandan cake). Of course if you have plenty to spare, use it liberally as you like.
Oh,hmmm, I don't have the problem, may be all the pandan leaves that I bought here have been keeping in the fridge! Waiting to see you using this pandan juice!ReplyDelete
我的也是会痒的叻，现在我家院外种的pandan leaves 生了好多。多到想砍掉多余的！ReplyDelete
since i know how to make homemade pandan paste, i never buy the articial one from bakery shop..so far i have no problem to handle pandan leaves, never feel itchy ..ReplyDelete
Nice! I didn't know can keep the blended pandan juice.ReplyDelete
Do you further separate out the lighter part? Then when you use, you will put a tablespoon in to scoop it up?
Kexin, I pour out the light colour part gently. If u are using a big opening container then it's best to scoop out.ReplyDelete
How long can the pandan essence keep for?
If you use clean and dry spoon to scoop the essence, it can be kept in fridge for about 2 weeks. If it smell differently means it is not good anymore.