Pandan is the “green vanilla” of Southeast Asian desserts! You can experience this exotic flavor by substituting ¼ teaspoon of vanilla with 2 tablespoons pandan extract for your next pound cake.
* Pandan Leaf Extract
How to make and store your own fresh pandan extract
- Cheese cloth
- 1.5 ounces fresh pandan leaves cut into 1/4" thick
- 3/4 cup water
- Add leaf and water into a blender and puree it. Place a cheese cloth over a bowl, then empty the pandan puree onto a cheese cloth and squeeze the liquid out. Discard the solid.
Leftover can be freezed for later use. Place one tablespoon of pandan extract into each cube of ice tray. Remove cubes and stored into freezer bag.