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Roti Canai    Veg  HT  CD  ACC  Malaysian 45mins plus resting

Makes 8     Hot    Cold    Vegetarian   Accompaniment   Bread  Breads  Flatbread Dairy Free   Malaysia   South East Asia   Asian

1 Egg
240ml/8fl.oz. Warm Water
1 teasp salt
600g/1lb 5oz Plain Flour
Sugar to taste (about 1 tbsp)
Vegetable Oil for frying


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the egg, water, salt flour and sugar and once it starts to come together knead to a soft elastic dough.

2. Divide the mixture into eight, form each piece into a ball, cover with clingfilm and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.

3. Roll each dough ball into a circle about 18cm/7-inches in diameter.

4. Heat enough oil to just cover the base of a large frying pan then fry one roti, for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining rotis. Serve hot or cold.


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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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