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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Kuih Bangkit (Tapioca Cookies)

I made this Kuih Bangkit just last week ~ thinking it was easy and bravely doubled up the recipe in two batches in a row eventhough it was my first attempt making it.  It was indeed a wrong move and making it hastily without reading the recipe carefully.  I didn't cream the egg yolk and icing sugar till creamy resulting the dough was little more yellowish in colour.  And there was other factor that I did wrong too.  Sigh... BUT....nevertheless, those cookies were delicious and full of aroma taste.

As I am not pleased with the first attempt, I am adamant to try it out again.  And indeed, I done it!!  More than happy now.....




Kuih Bangkit (Tapioca Cookies)
Recipe sourced from Sonia of NasiLemakLover 
(I made 1 ½ recipe from her original recipe) 

Ingredients
190g tapioca flour
190g sago flour
6-8 screwpine (pandan) leaves, cut into small pieces
2 medium size egg yolk
130g icing sugar
125ml - 140ml concentrated coconut milk (or adjust accordingly) -
   use freshly squeeze coconut milk
A pinch of salt
Red food colouring (for decoration)
 
Directions
Combine the tapioca flour and sago flour together.  Dry fry the flours with the screwpine leaves in a big wok till very light (at least about 30 - 40 mins).
(My weight of flour after frying and sieve about 330g)
Cool flour for at least 2-3 days before used.
 
Whisk egg yolk and icing sugar until creamy and slightly pale, and half coconut milk, whisk till combine.
In a mixing bowl, sift in tapioca+sago flour, add in egg mixture.
 
Slowly add in(little by little)the balance coconut milk into mixture, mixing by hand till mixture clings together to form a stiff dough, smooth and pliable (neither too wet nor dry).  
Make sure to give it a good knead for at least 5-10 minutes.

Dust a Bangkit mould with extra flour, press dough gently into mould. Trim excess dough. Tap gently on hard surface to remove dough. Repeat.

Bake in preheated oven at 160c for 25mins.
  
Note:  

*  If your dough is too wet, you will have a hard time removing it from the mould eventhough you dust your mould with flour.  So adjust accordingly when adding the balance of the coconut milk.

*  My first tray of cookies, I baked in 150C, and all the cookies have cracked top and browish but very crispy and aroma taste.  Whereas my second tray of cookies, I lower the oven temp to 100C only to slow baked it to prevent from cracking top though it wont have crispy crunch; but I just love how the shell shape look in the end result.






Ha....I took these cookies to the seaside to take photo..... Do you believe me? nah... just pulling your leg....






                                       
                                       




I'm submitting this post to the Bake Along event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings 
and the theme is 'Chinese New Year Cookies'.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Mel, these sea shell cookies look good. Very nicely baked and for a moment I was wondering what's the yellowish background, sand? Is it brown sugar?

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  2. Very nice Mel! I've never tried making kuih bangkit before because it sounds quite tricky to make, but you've done it so well! So hard to find good kuih bangkit though. Wish you could send some over to me! :)

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  3. I'm so in love with these meow meow! Kakakkaa....... Can I exchange meow meow with ur shee-shells ^^

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  4. Hi Mel! Amazing, they look exactly like sea shells! Very very pretty they are!

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  5. Wahhhh.. very nice, mel! Glad you persisted! Your kuih bangkit shells look wonderful and perfectly showed off against the brown sugar sand ^^ I love the idea!

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  6. Mel, at first I thought the sea shell is a decoration, I was looking for your kuih bangkit up and down, hehehe...
    Your sea shell kuih bangkit looks so unique and beautiful, well done Mel :)

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  7. 很有创意的拍摄手法,喜欢!

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  8. Hi Mel,
    Love your photos of your sea shell! Looks just like the real thing with the sand and at the beach! Haha!
    Lovely bangkit cookies, thought of making it too, if I have some time!
    Thanks for linking!

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  9. hi mel, almost got fooled by you! these look terrific! i am still undecided whether to make kuih bangkit or not :)

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  10. Hi Mel,

    When I first saw your picture, I thought you can't serious... sacrificing your nice kueh bangkit to the bin if they are coated with REAL sands... Ai ya... Not yet April but kena April Fool!

    Zoe

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    1. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you, Mel!!! Did you had lots of kumquat for CNY???

      Wishing you all the best for the horsey year!

      Zoe

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  11. Very nice! For a moment I thought this is a holiday post of you holidaying by the seaside lol!

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  12. I was looking for your kuih bangkit amid the seashells. Finally only I realised the seashells are in fact your kuih bangkit! Very unusual mould for kuih bangkit. Lovely!

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  13. Hi Mel, I like your seashell kuih bangkit. So unique and pretty!

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  14. Hi Mel ! I was looking for your cookies as well lol One of the prettiest kuih I've seen so far . So what did you with the sand aka digestive crumbs ? :D

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    1. Hi Anne, thanks for your sweet words. That is not digestive crumbs....it is soft brown sugar!!

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    2. Woah ! I really thought it's digestive crumbs lol

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  15. Hi Mel, lovely kuih bangkit and love your presentation. Very creative idea. This cookies is very addictive, hard to stop eating. LOL

    Have a nice day.

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  16. So pretty! I'm always fascinated by those special molds! These are too pretty to eat (but I'll eat them as soon as they are served. Tee hee!).

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  17. Wow so pretty. I couldn't believe they were not sea shells. As they look so real.

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  18. Wow! This cookies look great ! YUM! ;)

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  19. Beautiful kuih bangkit. Love the shape ;)

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  20. Such interesting looking cookies - something I may have to try sometime!

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  21. May everyday of this New Year
    Glow with happiness and cheer
    For you and your Family.

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  22. Hi Mel! Kuih bangkit was my late grandpa's favourite cookies. They way I eat kuih bangkit is to put it in my mouth and let it melt. So nice!

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  23. I used to love eating these cookies when I was still in primary school, your cookies look beautiful and definitely bring back memories!

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  24. these look so realistic. love these.

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  25. These cookies are so cute! I actually thought you took them to the seaside ;)

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  26. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Mel
    These looks good :)

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  27. Hi, your sea shell kuih bangkit was wonderful! Was wondering where did you get the mould (if you don't mind)

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    1. Hi, I bought this mould at one of the shop that sells all cake ingredients in JB.

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