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Indonesian 2 Tone Biscuits   Veg  CD  CBF  Indonesian   40mins plus chilling

 

Indonesian Name: Kuping Gajah 

 

Makes about 24   Cold  Vegetarian  Cookies  Indonesia  South East Asia  Asian 

 

Ingredients

450g/1lb Plain Flour

150g/+5oz Granulated Sugar

teasp Salt

teasp Vanilla

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

120ml/4fl.oz. Water (approx)

  tbsp Cocoa Powder

Oil for frying

 

Instructions

 

1. Place the sugar, salt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

 

2. Add the beaten eggs, stir well then add the vegetable oil, blend thoroughly then transfer half of the mixture to another mixing bowl.

 

3. Add half the flour plus the coco powder to one of the bowls containing the egg mixture, mixing well and adding half of the water a little at a time. Knead  the mixture to create a dough which is smooth but not sticky.

 

4.  Add the remaining flour and water to the second bowl containing the egg mixture and mix as above. This will give you 2 portions of dough one brown and one pale.

 

5. Roll each portion of dough out thinly (about 1mm)  then place one portion of the rolled out dough on top of the other and roll up into a cylinder.  Wrap with clingfilm and chill for about an hour until the dough hardens.

 

6. With a sharp knife, cut the dough vertically into about 24 thin slices then lightly roll each biscuit again with a rolling pin.

 

7. Fry in hot oil for a few minutes until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper.

 

 

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