Kuih Makmur

I am baking 'kuih makmur' this morning. It's a traditional kuih or cookies that is normally served during Hari Raya. 'Makmur' in English is prosperous. These cookies are indeed rich as they are made from ghee and butter. I had baked some before Hari Raya as requested by my niece and sister. More people had asked but I didn't bake for them in view of the tedious process and that I had decided not to spend a lot of time on baking during Ramadhan.

I love kuih makmur and it is not easy to find good ones in the market. So, the best is to make them yourselves. For the best taste, use pure ghee and 100% butter. You will love these melt in your mouth kuih makmur. Just make sure that you keep your mouth close as you eat them ... enjoy, be calm and prosperous :)

For the filling :- 

400 gm of peanuts (grind them coarsely), 100 gm of caster sugar, and 130 gm of peanut butter (melted). Mix and it should look like the first photo on the top left. I then measure out the fillings in half teaspoonfuls, press them out. Actually I do not fill up to the brim of the spoon. When pressed, the filling is just about 1/4 teaspoon.This is to make sure that you have the same amount of fillings for each makmur.

For the batter :- 

250 gm of pure ghee, 250 gm of pure butter, 1 tsp sugar, pinch of salt (add to flour), 2 egg yolks, 1 egg white, and 850 gm of flour. Mix the butter, ghee, sugar until smooth. Add eggs, and then flour (use a little bit more if dough is sticky). Measure out the dough in 1.5 teaspoonfuls. Make each one into balls. Then flatten and put in the peanut filling. Shape it again in round balls or oval ones or leave like shapes ... depending on how 'rajin' you are :) 

Bake at 160C for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then roll each cookie in icing sugar. Place each one in paper liners and serve!

No comments:

Post a Comment