A few days earlier:
I've dry fried 500gm of tapioca starch on low heat for 45mins. I'll let it cool for the next few days and make the kueh bangkit then. I'm going to tweek the recipe so it will be different this year. Hopefully an improved version! :)
Yes! These are much lighter than the ones I made last year! Much much better~ :D
Makes about 185 bite sized pieces
500g tapioca starch
250ml coconut cream
3 egg yolks
1 tsp pandan essence/1 tsp durian paste
Dry fry tapioca starch in a large clean dry wok for about 45mins.
Leave to cool overnight or for a few days.
Melt sugar in coconut cream over low heat. Remove from heat.
Allow to cool slightly before adding egg yolk.
Add in flavouring.
Slowly add liquid into tapioca starch until a dough is formed.
The dough should be matte and not glossy, so add the liquid bit by bit so you don't add too much. (If you do, you'd have to dry fry some more tapioca starch..)
Roll out and cut using cookie cutters.
Bake in a preheated 160C oven for about 15-20mins (depending on the size of your shapes.)
Allow to cool completely on cooling rack before storing in an air tight container.
Weee.. lots and lots of kueh bangkit to go around! The white ones are pandan and the yellow are durian.
Why the fish, you may ask? "Nian nian you yu" 年年有余 meaning 'more abundance every year'. It's a play on words basically, as 'yu' sounds similar to fish 鱼. :P
Be careful when you handle them though, as they are quite fragile!
He's happy because he knows that he's delicious enough to be eaten regardless. :P