fondly called Love Letter
is traditionally made and enjoyed
during Chinese New Year Celebration
Nice to eat
not easy to make
as it takes a lot of effort and patience
For so many years,
my mother has been getting us children together
to make these Kuih Kapit
every year without fail
Kuih Kapit making is time consuming
It may take the whole day sitting in front of the hot charcoal stove!
Like most of the elderly
my mother does not have a recipe for Kuih kapit.
It is based on her memory,
the look and the feel of the consistency of the batter.
The beauty of it
is it works every time!
With my new toy
the electric Kuih kapit Toaster,
I have consulted her
through several trials and error
I have finally come out with this recipe
A word of caution:
This recipe works with the electric toaster
but may not work with the traditional tong method.
45g rice flour
15g plain flour
7g tapioca flour
200g thick coconut milk
1 AA egg
180g water, to adjust consistency of batter
1. beat egg & sugar
2. add coconut milk & mix well
3. stir in sifted flours, mix well & strain batter
4. heat up the electric toaster, oil the surface
5. pour 1.5 -2 teaspoon batter onto the centre of each mould, cover & toast
6. when colour turns brown, fold the biscuits into 1/2, then 1/4 while it is hot
7. leave to cool before storing
8. continue with the rest of the batter until finished
Electric toaster does not work as the traditional tongs,
so the following precautions need to be taken:
1. control the amount of batter pouring onto the mould
so that it does not overflow
2. not possible to make sure that it is a perfect round,
so need to use your artistic mind to fold it to look like one!
3. edges may not be smooth as you can see from the photo,
if you are particular about it, trim it while it is still hot.