“These delicate little coconut wafers remind me of Chinese New Year because they would always be offered as a snack during the practice of ‘open house’, where friends and relatives could visit each other unannounced over the many days of this celebration. Sweet and crispy, these can also be rolled into cigar shapes.” Poh Ling Yeow, Poh & Co. 2
- 3 large eggs
- 200 g caster sugar
- 30 g tapioca flour
- 150 g rice flour, sifted
- 60 g (½ cup) plain flour, sifted
- 250 ml (1 cup) coconut cream
- 120 ml water
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Resting time 1 hour
Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until well combined. Add the flours and whisk to combine, then add the coconut cream and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Whisk in the water until well combined. Strain the batter through a fine mesh sieve and leave to rest for 1 hour.
Preheat the krumkake or pizzelle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Set the colour setting to number 3. Scoop 2 tablespoons of the batter onto the mould, then cover and cook for 1 minute or until they are golden. Remove the biscuit and quickly fold in half then in half again, then press down lightly and set aside to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter. Store in an airtight container.
• I used an electric love letter machine, and only added 1 tablespoon of the batter for each love letter.
• The electric love letter machines can be found at some Chinese, Singaporean or Malaysian specialty stores and are most likely to be purchased online. If you are unable to source one, a pizzelle maker or a flat-waffle-iron will do the trick.
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