Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Kuih Kapit (Love Letters)
Isn't it pretty? Fine crispy love letters to melt your days... So crispy, once you crunch, you'll want more!
Kuih kapit, or love letters are traditional Chinese cookies served. The best ones are those really thin... and fine "letters" made in a special round mould, and folded like in the picture above.
I have never made these, I wish to try them one day :-) But receiving love letters from friends means so much! These are really special. I know for sure they very pretty, but quite expensive!
:: Here is a recipe, taken from Amy Beh from Kuali - The Star Online ::
125g rice flour
35g plain flour
155g granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (from 1 coconut)
2 egg yolks
Sift rice and plain flour into a mixing bowl. Add in sugar and slowly add the coconut milk. Stir until smooth then add the eggs and egg yolks. Whisk until well blended. Strain the batter.
Lightly grease love letter moulds with a piece of muslin cloth dipped in oil. Heat mould over charcoal fire.
When heated, place the moulds open over a bowl of batter and pour a ladelful of batter onto the mould. Close the mould tightly and bake over charcoal fire for about half a minute on each side.
When golden in colour, remove and immediately fold into a quarter. Press lightly with a tin cover to level the surface.
Cool and store in an air-tight container or tin.
(You need love letter moulds to make this beautiful kuih that is served during chinese new year.)