Friday, November 23, 2012

Coq Bantal / Pillow Fritters

This is my 2nd attempt on Kedah dish for this month theme for Malaysian Food Festival :D As you can see from the picture that the Coq Bantal or known as pillow fritters, simply fried bread, are in all sorts of shapes >.< Nevermind of the appearance, this fried bread is a hit for my kids. 'very nice and crispy' commented by my son :D 10 little pillow fritters are gone in a short while :D 

I loves this sambal sardines! This reminds me of Old Chang Kee sardine curry puff which I adore :D hmmm if one day I try making some curry puffs I will use this recipe as the fillings :D

Pillow Fritters served with Sambal Sardines

Coq Bantal / Pillow Fritters
  • 250gm bread flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and leave aside for 10mins.
  2. Combine flour, slat, sugar and butter in a mixing and mix briefly.
  3. Add in eggs and mix till breadcrumbs formed.
  4. Pour in yeast mixture and mix till a soft dough formed.
  5. Cover and proof for 1 hour until double in bulk.
  6. Knead lightly. Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll out dough into a rectangle. Roll up like a swiss and cut into 5 portions. Repeat with the remaining dough. With your palm, roll each 10 pieces into a slim long log.
  7. Heat some oil in wok, turn down heat and pan fry the dough, in batches, until golden brown. Drain well on kitchen paper.

Sambal Sardine
  • 1 x 425gm canned sardines
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cm ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chilli boh
  • 1 heap tbsp tamarind, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • salt, sugar to taste
  • spring onion, chilli for garnish

  1. Heat some oil in pan, saute ginger, garlic and onion until fragrant.
  2. Add in chilli boh and mix evenly and fry for 1 min.
  3. Add in sardines and break up lightly with a spatula. Stir in tamarind water and bring to boil. Simmer briefly and add salt and sugar to taste.
  4. Remove and garnish with spring onion and chilli. Serve with pillow fritters.

I am submitting this to MFF Kedah Perlis Month hosted by Table for 2...or more


Alice said...

huh... i am always too lazy to make my own pillow fritters, its easily found everywhere
but it doesnt sound too difficult, and i guess this will make much better in quality
thks for sharing
i might try this one day :)

WendyinKK said...

Sardines sounds good too in place of the usual bilis.
Hehe, can make more next time since ur kids love this.
Easier than regular bread, right?

Peng said...

Alice..hehehe cannot find here in spore mah so have to homemade :)

Wendy...Aiyoh they very troublesome one, made more sometimes dun want or cannot finish, when make less not enough to go around , give me headaches at times hehehe. ..but this bread is very easy to make cos only need to proof one time ! And the dough is very easy to handle, non sticky to hands :)

Mel said...

Hi Peng
The pillow fritters looks really yummy to go with the sardines. I might like to try this one day.

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