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Kueh Bugis

Ingredients for Lipat Bugis:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 250g. gula melaka (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 grated white coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 500g. pulut flour
  • some banana leaves (scalded & cut into 8 x 6 in. / 20 x 15cm. pieces)
  • toothpicks or wooden skewers
  1. To prepare filling. Stir water, gula melaka and 1/2 grated coconut over low heat till sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Set aside.
  2. Squeeze santan from the other 1 grated coconut. Put 1/2 santan aside.
  3. Warm the other 1/2 santan (do not allow to boil) and salt over low heat for a short while.
  4. Pour it into pulut flour and knead to a smooth dough.
  5. Shape dough into small balls the size of marbles.
  6. Make a hole with fingers in each ball, put in some filling and seal up.
  7. Place one ball on each piece of banana leaf. Add 1-2 tbsp santan to it. Fold up to make a neat parcel and secure with toothpicks or wooden skewers.
  8. Steam Lipat Bugis 15-20 mins. till cooked. Cool and serve.  
Recipe Submitted by Reena 
Recipe Credit : Halal cakes & Kueh