Monday, November 06, 2006

Plait Biscuits

Ingredients for the plaits:

300 gm. plain flour
2 Tbsp. rice flour
50 gm. cornoil
140 gm. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Instant yeast
1/2 tsp. baking powder
20 gm. sesame seeds

Sugar syrup:

120 gm. coarse sugar
85 gm. water
20 gm. plain flour


(1) Mix all the ingredients for the plaits together and rest for 20 mins.
(2) Roll into long rope and then twist it into plaits.
(3) Fry the twisted plaits in oil until golden brown. Dish out and set aside.
(4) Cook the sugar and water till thick and then pour in the fried plaits.
(5) Fry till sugar almost crystalise and then sieve plain flour onto the plaits and fry till sugar crystalised.
(6) Dish up, leave to cool and keep in air tight containers.


Anonymous said...

Can u explain how to twist these into plaits...i dont quite understand

Aunty Yochana said...


roll the dough into a long strip and roll, 1 hand up and the other hand down, then fold in half, and tuck the ends into the hole.


Anonymous said...

Very Good!! Mine did not came out like the ones you have in your picture. I don't know how to twist mine into plaits. I make mine bigger...,It is crunchy and a little bit chewy inside :) Ha! Ha!...but it taste good though. I will roll it thinner next time.
I have fun making this today :) Thank you for sharing the recipe. I really appreciate it.

Switpea (Gina)

P.S Don't let Mean bloggers get to you.

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi switpea (Gina)

Glad you like the plaits.

Oh, so you read about that in the Power puff section. No..I don't fall for mean bloggers. Too old for that. Thanks for your kind and warm words.


Anonymous said...

My husband loved the plait biscuits. He said..."it's pretty good". When I woke up this morning, there is only a few left in the jar! He ate a lot last night! Thank you for sharing your recipe Yocahna. Me and my husband enjoyed this very much.


Anonymous said...

Hello there. :)

I'm a very bad cook so I bought plait biscuits (Vietnam-made) from an Asian grocery store instead.

The ingredients listed are (and I quote exactly) Wheat Flour, Sugar, Soya Bean Oil, Water, Salt.

I like these because they're not overly sweet, but they can be a bit too crunchy sometimes.