Gula melaka or also known as Palm Sugar in English is made by first extracting the sap from the flower bud of a coconut tree. Several slits are cut into the bud and a pot is tied underneath the bud to collect the sap. After which the sap is boiled until thickens before pouring into bamboo tubes between 3-5 inches in length and left to solidify in order to form cylindrical cake blocks.
GULA MELAKA SYRUP
These homecook gula melaka syrup can be used as topping or sweetener for dessert such as Chendol, Chendol Agar Agar, Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Terigu and etc. These cooked syrup can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks up to 3 months.
200g Palm Sugar(Gula Melaka)
Knot of Fresh Pandan Leave
80ml of Water
1. Bring Palm Sugar(Gula Melaka), pandan leaves and 80ml of water to boil.
2. Lower the heat and simmer till the palm sugar cubes melt and syrup slight thickened (about 10 minutes).
3. Remove pan from heat and sieve syrup into a sterilised glass jar and cool completely before storing in the fridge.