Guest Post #4 ~ Kuih Spera

March 10, 2012

I was so thrilled when I received Pepy’s invite to be her guest post late last year, however due to my tight schedule I was unable to fulfill my part of the bargain immediately.

3 months later and here I am…

Thank you Pepy for the invite and my big Thank you, hugs and kisses for being so patience and understanding…

I invite you to Pepy's  Indonesia Eats, to read the rest of my post.
and while you are there... do check out her mouthwatering Indonesian cuisine...

Enjoy ...

Kuih Spera
150g shredded dried coconut
40g dried shrimps
150g shallots
10 pcs dried chillies
½ tablespoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon turmeric
10g galangal
2 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoon of coconut cream
½ to 1 cup of water*
500g plain flour
½ tablespoon salt
95g margarine ~melts
1 egg
250ml cold water
Oil for deep frying

1. Blend chilies, spices, shallots, dried shrimps into a paste.
2. Heat about 3 tablespoon of oil and sauté until fragrant.
3. Add shredded coconut, coconut cream, water and salt.
4. Stir well and cook until liquid evaporated and the coconut mixture is slightly on the ‘moist’ side.
5. Set aside to cool.
1. Mix flour, egg and salt in a mixing bowl into breadcrumbs consistency.
2. Add margarine and again mix into breadcrumbs.
3. Mix in water bit by bit until everything bind together into a dough (*note~ I didn’t use all 250ml of water).
4. Rest the dough for at least an hour.
5. Divide the dough into 2 parts.
6. Roll out using a rolling pin maintaining a rectangular shape…to thickness of approximately 2mm.
7. Roll up from the long end… maintaining a tight roll (like making Swiss roll).
8. Cut into 12 discs.
9. Flatten each disc approximately 2mm thickness and add 1 tablespoon of filling.
10. Pinch the edges and crimp.
11. Heat about 2 cups of oil in a wok.
12. On a medium heat**, deep fry the Spera until golden in colour.
13. Dish out onto kitchen paper.
14. Serve.


  1. Sedapnya.. I nak tiga boleh?

    Ps. Your son so kacak! ;)

  2. Kuih spera and there rest are nostalgic! That looks so delish :)

  3. Congratulations on the guest post dear, I'm heading right away to Pepy's space now :)

  4. That looks lovely! Heading over to Pepy's blog.



  5. These patties look lovely ! that's what we call this.heading on to you post to read the rest.

  6. Sherie,
    Nak lebih dari 3 pun boleh ...:D

    Thank you :D


    Thank you :)

    Love and other spices
    Thank you :D

  7. Hi Lisa! Ohhh these look really delicious. I'm heading over to Pepy's blog now. :-)

  8. That certainly does look yummy!!!! Thanks for the post! Will definitely look it up at Pepy's blog :)

  9. Ohoooo your puff so kembong....klu I buat mesti pepeh je... Where i can get the recipe?

  10. Nami
    Thank you :D

    The Innovative Baker!

    Terimakasih :D
    Follow this link

  11. i have no idea what kuih spera is so it's really enlightening to read and find out how to make it! and glad i headed down to pepy's cos i found another website to stalk ;p

  12. Janine
    LOL... stalk-away JAnine ;P

  13. Great post, Lisa!! I LOVE your old school food styling here with the metal cup and the brown paper bag. So simple and totally exuded the essence of the recipe. Another amazing recipe =)

  14. Oh Lisa! These look just perfect! Heading over now..

  15. Winston
    thank you... :D

    BAker Street

  16. I like pepy's blog too. These look really inviting!