Kuih Layang-Layang

We spent the whole weekend making a total of 7 packets worth of Kuih Layang-Layang (Literally: Kite cookie) well minus a few sheets ended up torn and in our mouths. I totally regretted letting Tufeil and Syifaa' taste the raw sheets cause then the entire time we were rolling them, they bugged me for some pieces. *padan muka aku!* (Serve me right!)

Anyway, I thought I'd document how it is done, for memory's sake. We think it's been at least 2 years (Tufeil's arrival) since the last time we made this.

First, a short video on how to roll the sheet.

Sorry I instinctively spoke in Malay with my Mum.

 It is imperative that you NOT choose the BLUE packet from this brand because they tear easily (a lot ended in our mouths!) The green one was good. There are orange one too but I'm not sure what it is. BTW, i think its a local brand.

I'm not an expert at rolling the sheet. My job would be to help peel the sheets and fold into almost half so my mum could just roll and stick the ends with glue (I mean, flour and water mixture, haha).
And then I would be the one cutting them slanted.

It is important to keep it from getting dry from exposure. So we used damp cloth to cover the not yet rolled sheets.

Now, it's time to fry them
I like them kinda deep brown as opposed to pale.

My mum said "toast" but I think the right word is to STRAIN it once
And then another time to make sure excess oil is gone

And then stir in caster sugar as desired

Cool and store!

We found that frying immediately after preparing them would result in crispier texture as opposed to a bit hard when we waited overnight (due to time constraint) but they all taste the same.

Oh and between my mum and me, we could finish rolling a packet of 40pcs in 30minutes. Frying them is the tough bit.

Try it if you haven't already!!

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Anonymous said...

Is it just plain flour and water mixture? Cool..

Jussaemon said...

Yup just plain flour and water for the so called "Glue". But of course you would also need the pastry sheets and caster sugar.

Norza said...

I love kueh layang2. Wd alway munch nonstop at romah org kalau ader. Buat malu aje eh. Heheheehehe. Looks easy but the frying part mcm leceh gitu (malas nak mengemas!)

Jussaemon said...

My sentiments exactly! Bqb goreng2 ni ku takut yakni. But i tot u have deep fryer?

Jussaemon said...
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Jussaemon said...

My sentiments exactly! Bqb goreng2 ni ku takut yakni. But i tot u have deep fryer?

hajudasan said...

Babe!!! From your mom's pic here, i can see how much Tufeil looks like her! Lol!! So sweet! :)

Jussaemon said...

LOL! That's cause I look like my mum. Another reader, Nadia, also commented Tufeil's eyes look like my mum's.