Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Roti Goreng (Fried Bun )
During tea time or breakfast Malaysian love to munch on kuihs. What is kuih? Kuih could be steamed buns...currypuff...pastries...pies.....simple and non-heavy food that we usually have for tea or breakfast. It could be sweet...hot....or even spicy.This fried bun is one of the kuihs that I love to have either for tea or breakfast or anytime during the day. It's very similar to steamed buns (pau) but instead of steaming it...you fry it. Normally it has red bean filling but to suit your taste buds you can substitutes with any other kind of fillings like curry potato or sweet potato with chicken, or even sweet or hot coconut fillings. But my favourite always has to be red bean fillings. Here is a step by step recipe on how to prepare yourself Kuih Roti Goreng
Roti Goreng (Fried Bun)
300g all purpose flour
a pinch of salt
a table spoon of sugar
2 table spoon of milk powder
6g dry instant yeast (equivalent with 1 tea spoon)
1 table spoon of shortening /butter
enough vegetable oil for frying
Fillings : red bean fillings (you can make it yourself, or you can buy a ready made red bean paste) click here for red bean fillings recipe
1. In a bowl mix together all the dry ingredients (flour,salt, sugar, yeast and powdered milk) . Make a well in the middle and crack the egg.
2. Add in the water and start kneading. When everything is well mixed add in the shortening and carry on kneading until a soft, elastic and non sticky dough is formed. If you find that the dough is still sticking to your hands, just simply dip your hands into some flour and knead again until it doesn't stick anymore. The dough must be soft an elastic in order to get soft buns.
3. After that prove the dough until it doubles up the size. Covered.
4. When the dough has double its size, punch the dough to let the air out and knead the dough again. Make a small balls about half size of a tennis ball and you may add your favourite filling at this point. After that prove the buns again for about 10 minutes. Covered.
5. In a wok heat the oil and then fry the buns on medium heat until it turns golden. Let the buns to cool for a few minutes before you can enjoy it with your tea.