I will be leaving Singapore tomorrow morning and spend the next 5 days in Penang, Malaysia. Before I go, here's a recipe of a Chinese New Year pastry that I tried out few days ago.

Beancurd & Five Spices Pastry Twist Recipe

Ingredients:
75g tofu
250g plain flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
100g caster sugar
2 tbs sesame
1 tbs cooking oil

Seasoning
1cm cube of red fermented bean curd 南乳
1 tsp five spice powder
1 tsp salt


Method:
1) Sieve plain flour and baking powder, set aside.
2) Mash the beancurd until finely paste and smooth, mix with seasoning and oil, then combine with flour, egg, sugar and sesame, knead until form a dough and smooth, let the dough rest for 1 hour.
3) Roll out or flatten the dough thinly, fold up and cut into 2.5 X 1-cm length strips, then make a small cut in the center with scissors, fold the edge one side into the center, pull up lightly to make a twist.
4) Deep fry the pastry into hot oil over mekium heat until crispy and golden in color, remove from heat, drain on kitchen paper and serve.

17 Comments:

pinkstripes said...

Have fun in Malaysia. The New Year pastry sounds delicious.

Snooky doodle said...

Have a nice trip. these look so nice and i bet they re so crispy and yummy :)

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Rasa Malaysia said...

Have fun in Penang and this is my favorite CNY goodies.

Mrs Ergül said...

Hmmm I haven't really seen anything like this for CNY. This looks really cute! Too bad I don't trust my deep frying skill just yet!

mycookinghut said...

I love this absolutely!!It has been too long that I never had this. I didn't know that it's made of tofu!!

MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

this is a tasty dish that my vegetarian friends would enjoy. thabks!

rokh said...

gong xi fa cai!

Stardust said...

Hey Piggy, hope that you're having a great time in Msia! HAPPY NEW YEAR, and may all your dreams come true. Keep your Cooking Journal BIG!

Food For Tots said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Niu Year! ;)

chenboon said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai.
Have a wonderful Chinese New Year holiday.

teohsueng said...

I didn't know it had such a long name. My grandma always called it ribbons.

Looking at this, it's making me feel more homesick. Have a great new year. Happy CNY!

prdtofthe80s said...

Wow, the internet is great.
I had a hankering for these pastries and made some over the weekend.

Came across your post on foodgawker this morning, and now I want some more!

aileen :: motu said...

this looks really yummy! i wish i could try some!

and happy new year to you. wishing you health and happiness in the year of the ox.

babe_kl said...

May the year of Ox bring you all the happiness, good fortune, health and prosperity you wish for.

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Nice snack! Welcome back to Malaysia!

AromaCookery said...

How interesting! I've never thought that these could be made with fermented beancurd and five spice. Sounds flavorful!

Happy "Niu" Year to you! :)