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My favorite writing snack

Okay, so I know I'm supposed to write about writing, but as I've said before, I LOVE food and I couldn't resist talking about my new snack revelation.

I know lots of writers have their quirks. I've read that one author has to have a bowl of YELLOW only M&Ms on her desk (at 1 o'clock, no less -- position, not time), and James Joyce apparently wrote on his stomach in bed.

I guess I'm still discovering my own crazy quirks because I don't have any just yet, but I do have a new favorite snack. And it is...



Yes, I'm revisiting my Southeast Asian roots (I was born in California, Dad's from Malaysia). For those of you who aren't familiar, kaya is basically coconut jam. It's the color of butterscotch or peanut butter, but the texture is much softer and jam-like.

My simple recipe requires:

Japanese white bread (found at local Asian bakery or Japanese supermarket)

Kaya jam

Butter (optional. I'm in the minority when I say I don't think it adds much)

And voila! You have:

Here's a video on how to make kaya, in case you can't find it anywhere nearby. Also, their kaya toast looks a little fancier and fluffier than mine so I'm a tad jealous, but it's all good :)

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