Thursday, November 22, 2012

Time For Spring Cleaning



Kuih Kodok

Was hungry during tea time as I had a light lunch, so was thinking of what to make to fill the tummy.  Hmm..been some time since I last made Kuih Kodok, also known as Jemput-jemput Pisang. 

It's a simple fuss-free kuih that can be done in an instant, and with superb satisfaction.  From start till end meaning preparing, cooking, eating and washing, photo-taking, it took me about 30 minutes.  Forgot to add to the list, plus making a drink to go with it as well! 

This is the third recipe I attempt, to view previous attempts, read here and here
Thanks QuayPo for the recipe, which I found to be quite similar my first trial here, but her recipe has the addition of baking powder but no sugar.  Instead the sugar was optional as coating, and I like this outcome better because the oil used to fry the Kuih Kodok was cleaner as a result.  Below is half of the original recipe. 

Source:  Quay Po Cooks
Yield:  20 pieces of 1" diameter balls
90g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

250g slightly overripe bananas (mashed) *I used pisang emas, about 6 pcs of 2" length.  Weight with peel on was 280g*
1 cup of desiccated coconut (optional) *I omitted*

oil for deep frying
1/  Sift A then add mashed bananas and mix well into a soft batter. 
2/  Heat oil in a pot until hot and drop tablespoonful of batter in. 
3/  Remove with slotted ladle when golden brown and drain on absorbent paper. 

For those who prefer this to be a little sweeter, coat the banana balls with icing sugar or cinnamon sugar while hot.