KUE BANGKIT/ KUE SALJU aka COOKIES.
Both names go. Normally served at feasts or festivals, Salju or snow because these are normally white.But recently saw a local you tube channel and was drawn to these pretty colours.
These absolutely melt in the mouth, light airy cookies are a must try. Very very popular here in Indonesia. The origin is from malaysia and some parts of Indonesia. Ramadhan is a very popular time for these cookies. Biscuits or kue kering are a very very popular constant in Indonesian culture. Hampers of prettily packed biscuits are a sight to see.
Back to the recipe, these biscuits are gluten free. Very very light. While baking, once slightly golden on the bottom, and very light to hold . Remove and cool.
Baking time 30 minutes to 40 mins . Depending on your oven.
As you first take a bite, you will the powdery texture, next you will feel the smoothness and the sweetness.
Unique textured biscuits..
500 gms tapioka flour
90 gms margarine.
150 gms powdered sugar
4 pandan leaves .( optional, but these do give a very subtle flavour)
1 tsp vanila essence or 1/4 tsp vanila powder.
40 gms milk powder.
100 ml of coconut milk.( I used a tetra pack) add few drops of food colouring, and mix.
Take a wok or frying pan, add the tapioka flour, and chopped pandan leaves. Saute this flour on low heat till the flour is really hot and feels lighter. At this point the pandan leaves should be crisp and easy to snap. Cool the tapioka flour completely. Sift in a strainer to remove any lumps. Cool.
In a mixing bowl, add margarine and sifted sugar, mix with a spatula untill its a smooth paste, add milk powder and mix and fold once more.
Add sifted tapioka in batches
Alternately with coconut milk.
Go in with your hands and mix with your finger tips…untill the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
This will not be moist. It will be dry mix.
Take a mold( picture in comments) add the mix and press in , scrap off excess..
Remove gently onto a baking mat or tray.
Bake in a pre heated oven, at a very low mark.. I used the 150 mark.
This kue or biscuit is very different in taste, its powdery, melt in your mouth, and yummy.
Very popular during Ramadhan.
A must try…😊