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Friday, February 1, 2013

Honeycomb Cookies (Kuih Rose/Loyang) 蜂窝饼

Phew! i spent the whole afternoon to use these three kuih loyang moulds to make my 1st kuih loyang..or kuih ros, and recently i found another name called kuih goyang. Whatever how you like to call it, this honeycomb cookies is Malaysians all races favourite snack and we especailly like to serve it in all major festive celebrations. This traditional cookies has a sweet taste and scent coming from the use of rich coconut milk. Our member Malay like to flavour with rose essence or vanilla while the Chinese are like to adding sesame seeds...

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The round money shape or rose shape mould was given by my SIL who staying in Kuantan. I was so happy found another two special moulds, one is butterfly shape and another one is star shape..their very old stocks indeed, hard to find these patterns nowadays...

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I modified this kuih Loyang recipe from a Pai Tee recipe given by my SIL the other day..we all loves this ranguh (crispy) and full of coconut aroma cookies !!


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All my tips on how to get a nice honecomb cookies could be found in below recipe. My daughter helped me doing this and she also found a tip, i denote ** in the recipe for her tip..check it out !!

Honeycomb Cookies (Kuih Rose/Loyang) 蜂窝饼
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes 5 medium CNY canisters

260g plain flour or all-purpose flour
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360g caster sugar
400g coconut milk (makes from 365g grated coconut+2 cups water)
200g water
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt

White sesame seeds
Oil for deep frying
Kuih rose moulds


To prepare batter
1. Sift the flours together.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, eggs, sugar, water and salt. Whisk to dissolve the sugar and salt..
3. Slowly pour wet liquid into flour mixture, add sesame seeds and mix to form a smooth runny batter.

To fry
1. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pot on medium low heat until hot but not smoking (temp 180C).
2. Place the kuih rose moulds in the oil to preheat (2-3mins).
3. When the mould is hot (do not over-heat or the batter will not stick), remove mould and give it a shake to remove excess oil (to avoid creating bubbles in the cooked kuih rose).
4. Dip hot mould into batter to coat almost to the top of the mould ( put batter into a deep small bowl). Lift and give it a shake to remove excess batter. Also do not lift up immediately after dip into batter, let it coat for few seconds.
5. Plunge coated mould into the hot oil and cook till few seconds. Lift mould to release the kuih rose into the hot oil.
6. Continue frying until light golden brown colour, it will brown further after it is out of the oil due to the residual heat. Do not require to flip the kuih rose **. Remove and drain on paper towels.
7. Repeat until all the batter is used. Stir the batter before dipping in the hot mould.
8. Leave to cool completely before storing in airtight containers.

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I just bought two small pots of Hyacinthus (风信子,洋水仙) from IKEA , simply beautiful and freshly fragrance !



I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover


Joelyn said...

Love to eat this! Thank you for posting Sonia.

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sabrina 莎莎 said...

=P 你做得很棒哦!!很美的呢~~
好喜欢!!^^ 那风信子。。。

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

The butterfly mould is so special.

I used to help my aunt to fry this many years ago, we fried for the whole afternoon, after that I dare not eat this, 闻到都怕。haha

It is a fond memory though...

Sokehah cheah said...

Wow, I could imagine you making this standing in front of the stove in this hot weather. But all the shapes look lovely ..... I like to eat this too!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Very pretty! I really like the butterfly one, haven't seen it before. :)) hopefully I get to make this soon...so busy ya. :P

ice pandora said...

Oh wow! I didn't even know
that these molds exist!
Amazing fried goodies c:


divya said...

yummy and tempting !!! absolutely gorgeous pics !!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I loved this cookies too. I made it last year but it took me a long time to frying it and managed to burnt my hand too. :P I loved how you used it to tie the Chinese decoration.

ICook4Fun said...

I have a few of the traditional molds but I like your butterfly and flower one. I have to look for it when I go back home.

Shu Han said...

wah even though I love how pretty this looks, and I even bought the mould (for fun's sake) I think I will put off making this.. not confident I can pull it off heh. good job sonia!

Lori said...

Oh, how beautiful! I've never seen such a cookie. I have no doubt they taste great too!

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Esther Lau said...

Beautiful shapes Honeycomb cookies! I saw the Hyacinthus at Ikea too but I didn't buy because not sure how long it will last :)

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse said...

beautiful shapes Honeycomb cookies! lovely photos with CNY's feel :)

PH said...

Sonia, mu auntie gave me 1 kuih ros mould but I think I will try it later on. Sounds easy but quite tricky to make. Eh, the flowers you bought from Ikea very pretty! And you use your kuih ros to make decoration. Nanti banyak semut :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I want to buy the Hyacinthus, but have not buy, hehe...

Artsylicious said...

I haven't eaten this cookie for at least 3 years! You've made everything so nice!!

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia,
Love, love, love your honeycomb cookies.
You fried it so well.
Can pass me some :p

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, I like this very very much. That day my sis make two batches ...I was so " ngian" ..hopefully she will give me some when she come over for dinner on CNY. I'm too lazy to do this deep fried kuih ...hope other can give me free treat..hehe..

Your moulds are very cute ... I like the traditional one the best...one day if I really got motivation I ll try to fried this ya.... Thanks for sharing.

Mel said...

From young, I called this Kuih Bunga. I loves this very much apart from "Love Letters". This kuih Bunga remind me of my uncle...many decades ago it was his first time making it, he dipped the mould right through into the batter and lift it up to fry. He was curious how come the kuih did not remove out easily from the mould? And he has to used a knife to scrape off the surface part.... called that a first timer huh?

great-secret-of-life said...

Wow! it looks too good love the shots

Yannie said...

I love having this too. I think I have ran out of time, I still have a lot of recipes to try out. Oh my!

Obat hipertensi said...

I really like this article because it is very nice,,,,,,,

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Little blue said...

I already order this from my mum, i didn't made this...the taste really nice!!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, this CNY I won't make this as no time but I will keep the moulds in good condition. I have 4 moulds now, 1 from you, 1 star shaped from Cass and my mum's neighbour gave me 2 with wood handles. tHanks for the tips, some of the tips are the same shared by my mum's neighbour. What a brilliant idea to use the Kuih loyang as the decorations love the flower too

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , the molds are pretty ! The cookies are pretty yummy as well :D I love the flowers , haven't been to Ikea for quiet sometime :P

Baby Sumo said...

Sonia, your kuih loyang is so pretty. The other day, my dad just bought a packet back for us.. but only the round shape. I like it but it's very oily.

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

So delicate and stunning, your honetcomb cookies are simply beautiful!! I love your Hyacinthus too, I can almost smell the scent of spring fresh in the air!

Cathleen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Sonia! The molds bring back childhood memories... my grandma had all these tools for baking and cooking...

Great pictures!

Caca said...

I love this cookies with strong coconut flavour. Your recipe is the one I always wanted to have. Thanks. Gong Xi Gong Xi

温馨小屋 said...

Sonia 好厉害哦~ 好像什么饼都难不倒你~

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

This one of my favorites even though it's quite oily! Love the way you've decorated them as CNY ornaments! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sonia, i tried making these today but they turned out not crispy at all...dried till golden brown but when cooled, they r still soft. Wonder what hv i done wrong? Please advice. Thanks! Happy new year!

Unknown said...

Hi Sonia, You may want to review the portion of the ingredients, it doesn't seem right. i tried and it didn't work at all. I need to add more eggs, coconut milk to make it work.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Tan Alicia and Adrienne, I am so sorry this recipe was not work for you. Currently I didn't use this recipe but instead I use another new recipe I published in 2014, maybe you want to try it out.

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