Friday, January 15, 2010

Kuih Kapit

When i was making pizzelles, the urge to make Kuih Kapit with the pizzelle maker was great.  I have given up hope of making Kuih Kapit, especially for the Chinese New Year Celebration.  Without the proper moulds and a charcoal stove, making  good thin kuih kapit is quite impossible, but the urge is too great and i have to give it a try on the pizzelle maker.  The result is acceptable, the taste and crispiness are there but the kuih kapit is thicker. A waffle-cone maker  makes pretty good kuih kapit too.


1 cup rice flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Baking soda 
3/4 cup fine granulated sugar
1 can/400 ml Savoy Coconut Cream
3 whole large eggs
1 egg white
2 tbsp vegetable oil.


Sieve rice flour, tapioca starch, salt and baking soda together.

Beat eggs and egg whites lightly and add in sugar, vegetable oil and coconut cream.  Mix well.

Add eggs and coconut cream mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.  Pass through a sieve and leave for 15 minutes while the pizzelle marker and/or waffle cone maker are preheating.

Scoop a tablespoon of batter on to the pizzelle or waffle cone maker and cook wafer until golden brown.

Using the handle of the wooden spoon, roll wafer into a cigar while it is still hot(for gentle fingers, use surgical gloves).  Leave cigar on cake rack to cool before storing into aiirtight containers.

Repeat until all the batter is done.


The wafers might not be crispy evenly.  In this case, cigars can be baked in a 250f oven for 5 - 10 minutes to further crisp them.



Mary said...

I've never had these, Lily. They are not only interesting they also look good.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

These tasted great today! Wasn't there vanilla extract in the recipe also? Looking forward to seeing more of your CNY treats!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

aunty lily oh!! your kuih kapit using pizzelle maker really look great!! I was debate whether I should get pizzelle maker to make kuih kapit or not and now you answer my prayer..I asked my mom to get me 2 kuih kapit mould when I was in Msia,they all said I'm crazy.How to make kuih kapit wt 2 mould they said*sigh* I really love this kuih!!can eat the whole tin by myself.hehehe!! talking about eating whole tin,I was so sick wt sore throth and fever the 1st day of CNY 2008,just wallop kuih rose and kuih kapit on the eve's non stop!crazy me! oh!! can you fold envelope shape ?

fireheart said...

Wow this is the first time I've seen rolled up kuih kapit! Pretty genius idea to use other equipment to make kuih kapit!

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lilyng said...


i don't know what a blogroll link exchange is and how is will benefit me? please englighten me.

lilyng said...


is that you claire? i think i might have left out the essence. A little vanilla is optional.

lilyng said...

beachlover's kitchen

these don't taste so good when folded, they are thicker and are not so delicate, it is prettier left whole like a pizzelle.

Laura said...

I missed these. And they are not great for travelling so my folks can't even bring them from M'sia. The one time they did, all the "cookies" ended up been crumbs.
Why don't they make stuff like that here....sigh.....thanks for the recipe.....I wonder if they make electric moulds?

Akau said...

Hi Lily

You can also add a bit of 5 spice powder to enhance the flavour.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily, thanks for posting this recipe. I have a question though, what is the difference between tapioca starch and tapioca flour? I have tapioca flour in my kitchen larder, but not sure if I can use this instead of tapioca starch as you indicated in the recipe. Thanks for letting me know...
IH, Belgium

lilyng said...


i don't know if 5 spice will go with coconut but will give it a go.

thanks for the tips

lilyng said...


look into a krumbake maker, it might make thinner wafers than the pizzelle or waffle cone maker.

Anonymous said...

hi lily, would you have the pic of pizzelle maker that you used? or any others? the result looked great! would love to buy one but don't know how the gadgets look like..thx. lisa

lilyng said...


here is a picture of the cuisinart pizzelle maker Get it from bed bath and beyond and use the 20% off coupon.

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lilyng said...


i was in your blog and cannot determine what is the purpose of your blog. Are you sharing info or are you going to sell green tea products?

lilyng said...

ih belgium

sorry about missing your comment. john must have distracted me.

tapioca flour and tapioca starch is the same.

lilyng said...


i am sorry that i did not publish your comment cos you have left your phone no.

eHeart said...

Just would like to share, if you have Kuih Kapit mould and live in the Winter area. we use oven broiler, my method and recipe here,

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