Matcha Kek Batik


Matcha Kek Batik


As an interactive multimedia designer, Nicole's keen eye for visuals is translated into baking, one of her recent pastime pursuits that she picked up during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Since the reignition of her passion in baking and a bread-lover herself, she started to create her own recipes such as breads, desserts and drinks. Her recipes a must-try for anyone who wants to learn, as they are simple, down-to-earth and achieves that deliciously eye-catching result.

"What makes baking enjoyable is when my creations look appetising and visually appealing in the photo."

Nicole / @nicoleyong93

Instagram: nicoleyong93


What do you do for a living?
I’m an Interactive Multimedia Designer who works in a digital marketing agency. I’m passionate in creating visuals on variety of platforms including photography, illustration and 2D animation. I believe that colourful and meaningful artworks will bring joy to viewer’s life!
You've recently started to share your baking creations on your Instagram. Has baking always been a passion of yours?
Baking has always been my passion but I couldn't find a time to do it. Due to Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia during March this year, I finally took the opportunity to start baking. It all started by creating the trendy Dalgona drink using Niko Neko Matcha powder during MCO period. As I really love eating bread, so I asked myself why not try to bake one? From there, I experienced the fun of baking.
What's the most enjoyable part of baking in your experience?
I love baking bread! The process of kneading dough with your own hands is so enjoyable! Even though it’s not easy to knead dough perfectly by hand, it’s so satisfying when I succeed! Besides, what makes baking enjoyable is when my creations look appetizing and visually appealing in the photo.
How did you come up with Matcha Kek Batik recipe?
Kek Batik is a Malaysian no-bake fridge cake dessert inspired by the tiffin, and I think it’s a perfect dessert to enjoy during this patriotic month. I found a very simple Kek Batik recipe that only required 4 ingredients. So, I decided to modify it with YURI / Matcha, salt and edible rose.
Why did you choose YURI / Matcha for this recipe?
YURI / Matcha has a strong grassy note with traces of gentle bitterness, making it a perfect choice to balance the overall sweetness of the cake.


Matcha Kek Batik

Serving: 8 pieces
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 7 min
Chill time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 17 min


3 Tbsp YURI / Matcha Powder
100g Marie Biscuits
125g Unsalted Butter (diced)
153g Condensed Milk
Coarse Salt
Edible Dried Rose

Method To Assemble

  1. Break up the Marie Biscuits into small pieces.
  2. In a pot, melt the unsalted butter over low heat.
  3. Pour in condensed milk and YURI / Matcha Powder. Mix until combined and there’s no trace of powder.
  4. Add in the Marie Biscuits and turn off the heat.
  5. Stir until all the biscuits are coated with the matcha mixture, then transfer to a 4 x 5 inch container lined with parchment paper.
  6. Use a spatula or spoon to press the mixture and even out the surface. Sprinkle some coarse salt on top.
  7. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  8. Remove the cake from the container and parchment paper. Cut into 8 pieces evenly.
  9. Sprinkle some edible dried roses as a finishing touch.




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