Honeycomb Cookies/ Kuih Loyang with video

Honeycomb cookies also known as rose cookies, beehive cookies or kuih loyang (in Malay) is not actually cookies!
It is sweet... but most of us would equate cookies as something bake not fried ;P like chocolate chip cookies or custard cookies etc
In Malay language, everything is 'kuih', regardless whether its savoury or sweet, with exception of baked 'cookies'... and that, we call it biscuits :D.

Kuih Loyang / Honeycomb cookies

Kuih loyang/ honeycomb cookies triggered some childhood memories...and it was about this time of year when everyone was once again busy preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha (Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event, it is also known as Sacrifice Feast, celebrated after the pilgrimage to Mecca)

I must have been about 7 or 8 years old... I was at my neighbour's house, not far from my house. My neighbour has a daughter, my age.
My mom had one strict rule ~ never to eat at anyone's house! unless you get her permission prior!
We were playing, and after a while, kids being kids, we got bored...What caught our attention next was this big tray of kuih loyang / honeycomb cookies, hot from the pan. My friend's mother (my neighbour) perched on a small stool by the huge wok filled with hot oil! She was busy dipping, frying and scooping golden colours crispy goodies.
Looking at us girls, bored plus our eyes were glued to the big tray next to her hot wok, she told us to help her 'arrange' kuih loyang... and we get to eat the 'not-so-nice' ones :)

Seriously I couldn't remember how many I ate while stacking... and I was supposed to be home for lunch...
lost track of time...
I hastened my steps home... oh boy!!! One look at my mom... I knew I was in deep s**t :(
Kuih Loyang / Honeycomb cookies

This kuih loyang / honeycomb cookies recipe, courtesy from my late mom-in-law. Not only her recipe has made its way to Perth...some of her well loved moulds as well.

These golden honeycomb cookies / kuih loyang is crispy, light, not so overly sweet, not oily. 
They kept well in an air-tight container...but they won't last the week...
One bite, one crunch and you'll be forever smitten by this kuih loyang :)

Wishing all my readers who celebrate Eid-ul-Adha
Eid Mubarak
Kuih Loyang / Honeycomb cookies

Honeycomb Cookies / Kuih Loyang


    175g rice flour
    2 eggs (approx 120g)
    175ml coconut milk
    120g caster sugar

  1. Mix coconut milk, eggs in a jug
  2. In a mixing bowl add rice flour and sugar
  3. Strain coconut mixture into the rice flour-sugar 
  4. Mix well
  5. Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat 
  6. Heat up the traditional mould by leaving it in the oil in the frying pan.
  7. Dip the hot mould into batter then straight into the frying pan.
  8. Hold it for a few minutes, then shake loose the honeycomb cookies off its mould.
  9. Fry until golden in colour.
  10. Store in an air-tight container

Kuih Loyang

175g tepung beras
2 biji telur (berat 120g)
175ml santan
120g gula halus

  1. Pecahkan telur ke dalam santan dan kacau hingga sebati
  2. Tepung beras dan gula dimasukkan ke dalam mangkuk 
  3. Tapiskan campuran santan ke dalam tepung
  4. Kacau hingga sebati
  5. Panaskan minyak dengan api sederhana
  6. Panaskan acuan kuih loyang di dalam minyak
  7. Celupkan sampai acuan ke dalam adunan tepung beras
  8. Goreng sehingga keemasan.
  9. Simpan ke dalam bekas kedap udara.

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty and delicate treat! Very tempting. Nice video too.




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