Tau Sar Pneah
This famous Penang delicacy is also known as dragon balls. A sweet crust with a salty filling is sure to please everyone.
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Make oil dough
In a mixing bowl, mix 115 g flour, 35 g margarine, 35 g palm based shortening and ½ tsp vegetable oil until well mixed and forms a dough.
Cover with cling-wrap and set aside for 30 minutes.
Step 2 - Make peanut dough
In a separate mixing bowl, 230 g flour, 65 g margarine, 50 g palm based shortening, 1 Tbsp peanut oil and 90 ml water until well mixed and forms a dough.
Cover with cling- wrap and set aside for 30 minutes as well.
Step 3 - Make mung bean mixture
- In a separate mixing bowl, mash steamed mung beans with fork or potato masher to form a paste.
Add brown sugar, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp white pepper to the mashed bean mixture and mix well.
Step 4 - Fry shallots
- In a pan on medium heat, heat peanut oil and fry shallots for 3 to 4 minutes, until browned and fragrant.
Step 5 - Make filling
Add in mung bean mixture and fry for 5 minutes, until it dries.
Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
When it cools, divide filling into 25 pieces with each one weighing 15 g.
Roll to form balls. Set aside.
Step 6 - Preheat oven and divide peanut and oil dough
Preheat oven at 175°C.
When the doughs are set, remove and place on clean working surface.
Divide to form 25 pieces each.
Step 7 - Place oil-based dough on flattened water-based dough and roll
With a rolling pin, flatten oil dough balls.
Place 1 peanut dough ball on oil dough and roll it out again.
Repeat until dough is used up.
Step 8 - Roll dough and flatten out again
With the edge nearest to you, gently roll it away from you like a swiss roll.
Flatten again with the rolling pin and roll it away from you again.
Repeat rolling and flattening 3 to 4 times per dough.
Let it rest for 5 minutes once done.
Step 9 - Fill dough with filling
- After resting for 5 minutes, flatten each dough out and place 1 ball of filling in the middle of the rolled out pastry.
Step 10 - Wrap and roll kaya filled pastry
Wrap and roll kaya filled pastry to create a nice round shape.
Repeat with all the dough and filling.
Step 11 - Brush egg mixture on puffs and bake
On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, place pleated kaya puffs.
In a small bowl, beat egg yolks and egg white together.
Gently brush egg mixture over the surface of each puff.
Step 12 - Sprinkle sesame seeds and bake
Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of each puff.
Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Plate and serve!
Place kaya puffs onto serving plate and serve hot.