Chinese New Year is approaching in two weeks time and frankly the only CNY goodies I've baked so far is this Kueh Bangkit! I'm getting a little anxious because there's still a list of goodies I'm planning to bake over the weekend and next week and as luck would have it, my work has recently starting piling up! I'm initially planning to take some time-off or half day leave to bake at home but unfortunately my work seems to arrive at the wrong time. :( I'm trying to clear my work asap, hopefully next week, I'd be able to squeeze in more time to get home early to bake. :)
While making this kueh bangkit, I realised it was two years since I last baked kueh bangkit for CNY! Yes, I remembered very vividly cos' I knew last year, I didn't get to bake this as I was too busy churning almond cookies for sale.
Back to my kueh bamgkit, I adapted the recipe from Youfei's blog. Surprisingly this recipe does not require any butter/margarine and the result was so good. It has a crispy exterior and melts in your mouth when you bite into it.
In Youfei's recipe, she started by combining 120ml of coconut milk and 350g of tapioca flour. However, she did not mention whether to add the remaining 150g of flour later on (as original recipe states 500g). For me, the 350g flour is sufficient. I did add the remaining coconut milk (total 200ml) but I did not use the remaining 150g flour. So do be caution and add slowly. Do not mix all the flour and milk all at once. :)
My advice is not to rely on a recipe entirely because the brand of flour and coconut cream you use can differ so when making this kueh bangkit, it is best to start with 120ml cream and 350g flour and then add a little at a time until you get a dough that doesn't break apart when you roll and cut with a cookie cutter. This is enough. The dough doesn't have to be too soft and pilable like our normal dough. I once did that by adding too much coconut cream and ended up with a crispy kueh bangkit inside out!
Do give this recipe a try if you like Kueh Bangkit. Happy Baking and will share more of my goodies after I'd made it! ;)