Wednesday, 12 January 2011
1 kg plain flour
300g caster sugar
450ml water, 8g instant yeast
7g baking powder
For glazing: (mixed together)
Some pink colouring
15 pcs white paper (3.5” X 5.5”）
1. Combine ingredient (A) in a mixer, mix well. Add in ingredient (B), beat using medium speed to form a dough. Add in ingredient (C), beat it for 10 minutes till dough is smooth and elastic to the touch.
2. Scale dough of no. (1) at 120g portions, shape into smaller dough pieces, then roll into long strips. Use your fingers to shape the middle part into a slight inward curve. Place on a piece of paper, repeat process.
3. Glaze surface of no. (2) well, arrange in a steamer rack, put it to have a sunbath and proof.
4. Let no. (3) proof for 30 minutes till paper size, steam over high heat for 10-15 minutes.
I have known Eddie Tan, a Penangnite for 20 years. Though he now resides in Kuala Lumpur yet he has not lost the “Hometown boy grace”.
With a deep passion of making snacks, kuih-muih, he is one of those who will make or bake goodies for relatives and friends as good will during festive times. Everyone loves his generosity and Eddie has churned his skills into a business. Known as "Home Town Bakery", I approached him to be a contributor for this issue. It has been generous of him to share his recipes.
"Mikoo" with its pinkish exterior is a sweet snack used as an altar table offering by the northern state people of Malaysia. It is common to most Hokkiens and Teochews for prayer offerings since the moulds may have some resemblance to the tortoise which is a symbol for prosperity and longevity. With a pale sweet taste and good-bite texture, it can be dipped into egg mixture for pan-frying. Quite healthy, you can tear off the exterior's pink coat.
He bakes Penang delight like the Tambun biscuits (green pea cookies), much loved by all. Not forgetting the fishy looking kuih bahulu and the Indian appealing snack of "Muruku".
Want to know this foodie man or place orders for his goodies, feel free to contact Eddie at
Home Town Bakery on his mobile number of 012-2151036.
请联络：家香Home Town Bakery(012-2151036)