Monday, October 15, 2007

How to make Kuih Mor (She bakes, she bakes!)

I usually don't cook for fun - the dishes and ingredients can sense my incompetence in the kitchen and I can hear them sniggering behind my back. This time, inspired by Ratatouille, I gave it a shot :)

Anyone can cook!

It's a monumental event when I, the undomestic goddess, attempt to bake Kuih Mor, with the recipe stolen from the blog of a girl named Serene. The kuih mors on her blog are professional models. Mine look like stray cats in comparison :P Anyway fold up your lungi and tuck it in securely, here's the recipe, lungi ishtyle.


1 kg plain flour
454 grams of ghee (minyak sapi)
1 egg yolk
icing sugar (about 300 to 400 grams to coat the little balls)

1. Fry the flour in a wok (pan) on medium heat. That means you just flip the flour around in the wok so that it doesn't burn. No oil or anything. No, I don't know why, just follow lah. Then let the flour cool. Oh ya, preheat your oven to 190 degrees C. And I set the heating thingie to top and bottom.
2. Mix in the ghee and egg yolk and knead, knead, knead.

Kneading in progess...
3. Then roll out little balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet on your baking tray. My first batch were a bit too big...should be slightly larger than a marble.

Not-so-little balls
A trayful!
4. Bake for about 30 mins.
5. While they're baking, sift your icing sugar in a large bowl. I didnt have that sieve thingie, bought one the day after. but this did just fine. The icing sugar is for you to dip the baked balls in.

6. When the oven goes DING, remove the cookies.
7. Cool for a minute. Then put them in the icing sugar, coating each one well.
This was my first batch. If I'd gone on this way, it might have taken a week and a half to finish. The stupid dough seems neverending.
Shows no sign of reducing even after 2 batches!
So this time I got smarter and made more balls per batch.

See? :) (slightly burned though
When they're cool, put them in little airtight jars, I got mine for 90 cents at Utama. Ribbon and hearts optional, from photoshop.
And give them to someone you sayang =)
Disclaimer: Batteries not included. Meant for educational purposes only. Times approximate. Try at your own risk. Apply only to affected area. All models over 18 years of age. I'm not responsible for anything that goes wrong while you cook. Fire is hot. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. Ovens are hotter. Human hands can burn. Terminator is just a movie. This is a sibeh sibeh SIBEH high calorie dish. Prolonged consumption can result in fatty liver which means you should be very nice to your siblings in case you need them to donate some liver.