Coconut Jam by HEY BOO

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BASICS

AKA: kaya • sri kaya • coconut custard • coconut curd

About: This coconut spread is an American take on a Southeast Asian pantry staple. For breakfast, it’s served on buttered toast…but it’s applications go beyond that! 

Brand: HEY BOO

Origin: San Francisco, California

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HEALTH

Ingredients: coconut milk • sugar • egg yolks • sea salt • citric acid • carbo gum

Calories: 60 per 1/2 ounce

Substitutes: nut butter • fruit jam & curd

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SHOP

Store: Your local grocery store near jams and jellies, or check in the international section. Asian Markets may carry other brands. 

Online: AmazonHey Boo • Zingerman’s 

Other Products: mango coconut • coconut chocolate

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PREPARE

Make Your Own authentic Kaya (via Rasa Malaysia)

Storage: Refrigerator opened jar as specified on the “Best By” sticker. Place unopened jar in a cool, dark place for up to 2 years. 

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EAT

Taste & Texture: custard-y • rich • creamy • subtle coconut flavor • a little too sweet for me, but paired with something salty tones it down

Suggested Uses: top on toast, waffles, or pancakes • mix into yogurt or smoothies • spread on scones, biscuits, bagels • drizzle on ice cream, cakes, or sorbet • dip for pretzels, crackers, or apples • in pies or crêpes • serve on a cheese board

Recipes: 

Vegan Brownies (via Hey Boo) 

Coconut Jam Cinnamon Rolls (via The Little Epicurean) 

Coconut Jam Hand Pie (via MyKitchen101)

Coconut Jam Crème Brûlée

 

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