Love Letters / Kuih Kapit


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 Kuih Kapit

Chinese New Year will not be the same without Love letters or kuih kapit.

Love letter or kuih kapit is a paper thin crispy biscuits.

Story as told by H ~ in the olden days, few neighbours will get together and they would spent the whole day... each with a given tasks, and at the end of the day, they'd divide the love letters to take home, ready for Chinese New Year celebration.

Love letters/ Kuih Kapit, cooked on open fire using the traditional mould (click here to watch the video on how it was done)
Did you watch it? its laborious :(

Love letters recipe

I was thrilled to receive an egg roll toaster from my sister recently, it means homemade kuih kapit for Chinese New Year this year (and every year...hahaha NOT ;P).

Eventhough I was using an electric egg roll toaster, I was its slave for more than 3 hours, standing in my kitchen.... pouring the batter into the mould, checking every now making sure the love letters cook to perfect golden colours instead of black!!!
...folding the love letters while its hot, I got burnt many times in doing so :(
by the end of the day ... I was dead on my feet!

When its done, I heard my kids saying "Mom, these are good for 3 days" and true to their words, by the end of third day... not even a crumb left :(

These are some Chinese New Year goodies that you could bake : Kuih Bahulu, Biskut Samperit, Pineapple tarts and peanut butter cookies.

Love letters / Kuih Kapit



Love Letters / Kuih Kapit


125g rice flour
2 tablespoon tapioca flour
150g icing sugar
5 eggs - lightly beaten
a pinch of salt
250ml coconut milk
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Whisk until sugar dissolved. 
  3. Sieve into another bowl.
  4. Heat up the egg roll toaster ( I use Takada egg roll toaster)
  5. Pour approximately 7.5ml (use medicine measuring cup as a guide) onto the middle of the toaster. 
  6. Close and give it a quick squeeze. 
  7. It will take approximately 20 to 30 seconds to brown. 
  8. Fold into half then quarter when its still piping hot. 
  9. Set aside to cool and to crisp it up. 
  10. store in an airtight container

** the toaster heated up very fast and can be very hot... so do be careful and check every so often, you wouldn't want to end up with burnt love letters

2 comments:

  1. OMG! your photo's are amazing, Lisa!
    Love your 'crêpes', they look delicious! The recipe sounds good, perfect for a perfect Sunday! Thank you!

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