Recipes - Malaysian & Singaporean

Kuih Kapit (Love Letter Crepes)


One of the sweetest ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year is with the Malaysian Chinese tradition of making ‘love letter’ crepes. Known as kuih kapit, love letter crepes are sweet and crispy wafers flavoured with coconut and sugar, served folded or rolled into cigars. Did you know the story behind these kuih kapit? Find out here.
Cooking Time: 30mins - 60mins
Serves:Crowd
Total time: 60mins - 120mins
Course: Snack
Cook Method: Grill/BBQ
Cuisine: Malaysian & Singaporean









Ingredients:

12 large eggs
500ml coconut milk
300g caster sugar
200g glutinous rice flour
200g rice flour
A pinch of salt




Steps:
  1. In a large bowl, add eggs and sugar, and whisk to mix well until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add glutinous rice flour, rice flour, salt and coconut milk. Stir to mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture (dry ingredients) to egg mixture (wet ingredients) and whisk to combine. Strain the batter and set aside to rest for 1 hour.
  4. In the meantime, prepare charcoal grill. The fire needs to be consistent and moderate heat to achieve the even brown colour.
  5. To prepare the kuih kapit mould, lightly grease with oil and heat the moulds over the grill. (if you are using an old kuih kapit mould, you may skip this step).
  6. When the mould is hot, pour over a ladle of batter, close the mould firmly and lock it, and grill over charcoal fire. Working quickly, trim the sides with a butter knife before it’s fully cooked.
  7. Let it cook for about 1 min, then flip the mould over to cook the other side for about another minute. Open mould slightly from time to time to take a peek at the kuih kapit to check on the colour.
  8. When the biscuit turns golden brown, peel it off immediately with a butter knife and fold half and half again to form a fan shape. Again, work quickly before the kuih kapit cools and becomes crispy. Use the base of a saucer to lightly press and crease the kuih kapit for a neater fold. Alternatively, you can roll up the kuih kapit into cigar rolls.
  9. Set aside to cool, then store in airtight containers. These kuih kapit make wonderful gifts when visiting family and friends during the Lunar New Year.

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Kuih Kapit (Love Letter Crepes)

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One of the sweetest ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year is with the Malaysian Chinese tradition of making ‘love letter’ crepes. Known as kuih kapit, love letter crepes are sweet and crispy wafers flavoured with coconut and sugar, served folded or rolled into cigars. Did you know the story behind these kuih kapit? Find out here.

Cooking Time: 30mins - 60mins
Serves: Crowd
Total time: 60mins - 120mins
Marination/Stand time : < 1 hour
Course: Snack
Cook Method: Grill/BBQ
Cuisine: Malaysian & Singaporean
Ingredients

12 large eggs
500ml coconut milk
300g caster sugar
200g glutinous rice flour
200g rice flour
A pinch of salt

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add eggs and sugar, and whisk to mix well until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add glutinous rice flour, rice flour, salt and coconut milk. Stir to mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture (dry ingredients) to egg mixture (wet ingredients) and whisk to combine. Strain the batter and set aside to rest for 1 hour.
  4. In the meantime, prepare charcoal grill. The fire needs to be consistent and moderate heat to achieve the even brown colour.
  5. To prepare the kuih kapit mould, lightly grease with oil and heat the moulds over the grill. (if you are using an old kuih kapit mould, you may skip this step).
  6. When the mould is hot, pour over a ladle of batter, close the mould firmly and lock it, and grill over charcoal fire. Working quickly, trim the sides with a butter knife before it’s fully cooked.
  7. Let it cook for about 1 min, then flip the mould over to cook the other side for about another minute. Open mould slightly from time to time to take a peek at the kuih kapit to check on the colour.
  8. When the biscuit turns golden brown, peel it off immediately with a butter knife and fold half and half again to form a fan shape. Again, work quickly before the kuih kapit cools and becomes crispy. Use the base of a saucer to lightly press and crease the kuih kapit for a neater fold. Alternatively, you can roll up the kuih kapit into cigar rolls.
  9. Set aside to cool, then store in airtight containers. These kuih kapit make wonderful gifts when visiting family and friends during the Lunar New Year.

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