Thursday, February 01, 2007

Kok Chai with Peanut or Har Mai Fillings

Kok chai (peanut puff) is one of the traditional goodies served during Chinese New Year. They can either have a filling of sweet peanut or savoury har mai (hae bee hiam).

Kok Chai
Makes 65

Ingredients for Dough
1 egg yolk
½ egg
70 gm peanut or corn oil
70 gm water
280gm flour

1. Into a food processor add the flour and eggs.
2. Add the oil and water until the mixture begins to look like breadcrumbs.
3. Remove and knead gently into a smooth dough.
4. Rest dough for 2 hours.
5. Divide the dough into several portions.
6. Roll the dough thinly. (I took the easy way out and used the pasta machine to roll)
7. Cut into rounds. Place a round pastry onto the mould, add either peanut or savoury hae bee hiam in the centre. Dip your finger into water, moisten half the edge and shut mould to seal.

kok chai mouldkok chai, peanut puff mould

8. Deep fry on medium high heat till golden brown.

Peanut Puff

Note : My kok chai mould measures 2½" in diameter which is the smallest available. If you are good with manual pleating, the kok chai can be made smaller.

Kok Chai Peanut Filling
Peanut filling

Makes 35 kok chai

150 gm ground roasted peanut
25 gm toasted sesame
85 gm castor sugar

Mix all three ingredients together and used as required.

Recipe : hugbear @ imperial kitchen


F.Lee said...

Where did you get the mold for Kok Chai with Peanut or Har Mai Fillings

Did you find it in a Chinese market?


Sinner said...

Hi Fung, I bought my curry puff mould from crockery shops in Malaysia. Chinatown would be a good place to keep an eye out for them in other countries

F.Lee said...

Hi Sinner,
I have searched all over Chinatown in NY and can't find the mold you have. The only one I found was a dumpling maker. It doesn't have the pretty edge like yours. Is there a web sit that you know of that might have the one you have so I can order it?

Sinner said...

It might be easier if you know someone in Msia or Sg who could mail you one of each size. They are pretty light and cheap so postage to US should be quite reasonable.
I don't know any online site where it can be ordered. Sorry can't help there.

Tricia said...

Hi Sinner!

Merry X'mas!!! Hope you are having a great time with your Wii!! My son has "moved on" to Xbox (Kinect)! Sigh! How fast!

I'm collecting recipes for CNY! Hope I can make these this coming 2011!!

Sinner said...

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you too, Tricia.
Yes, kids do get bored quickly don't they ! ha ha

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