I always want to make this cookies..., my childhood snack. I spent 6 years in Pematang Siantar, where most children will have it for snack. It has a split in the middle and it looks likes someone is laughing hence we call it " roti ketawa ", literally means laughing cookies. I remember vividly it was the size of my fist and quite hard to bite, so this time I make it much smaller and softer than the original. It is tastier and easier to eat.
350 gr Flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
25 gr Butter, melted
10 tbsp Syrup
2 whole Eggs, lightly beaten
50 gr Sesame
60 gr Peanut, roasted and ground
Oil for deep frying
- Sift the flour together with baking powder in a bowl
- Make a well in the middle of the bowl, add the butter.
- Using a fork, stir out ward, add the syrup and egg, keep stirring.
- Add the peanut and 2 tbsp of the sesame, now knead the dough with your hand until form a ball and not sticky.
- Leave it to rest for 30 minutes, cover with a cloth.
Make a ball the size of a nutmeg
Put it on sesame bed and lightly press it while you are rolling it.
This way the sesame will stick on the dough balls.
Deep fry in a very low heat, stir occasionally until golden.
Put on kitchen paper to reduce excess oil.
Serve Roti ketawa to accompany your tea.....