I find the name of this kuih is rather cute..cek mek molek. The Malay word, Molek means pretty or beautiful..so i shall just call it Miss Pretty or molek. The making of this molek is quite similar to the sweet potato balls where we can find at our local kuih stalls but instead of round, these molek comes in oblong shape and also they are filled with sugar which will eventually melt into syrup after frying these molek.
This is a small recipe and it comes to about 10 moleks. Well, out of 10, there were 4 which the sugar has leaked out during the frying process. I thought i had sealed them nicely but it still leaked out , so when you want to do this, do make sure you seal up properly. I had made them cooked under low fire enabling the sugar to melt into syrup, i didnt time them but it takes probably about 8-9 mins. Do not tempt to eat this while they are still hot, the syrup will burn your tongue..i almost burnt mine.
|my moleks got a bit out of shape :)|
|the melted sugar filling|
Recipe ( with reference from Table for 2..or more )
240gm peeled sweet potatoes ( i used orange sweet potatoes )
70gm- 80gm plain flour
caster sugar for filling
1. Boil or steam the sweet potatoes till soft and mash them. Add the plain flour till a pliable dough is formed. I used mixer to do this .
2.Divide the dough into 30gms each and shape round. Flattem them into disc and fill them with 1 tsp of sugar, seal and make into oblong shape. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
3. Deep fry them on low medium heat till a crust is formed on the outside. Let cool down before serving.
Try not to add too much flour into the dough. If you find it a little stickly, flour your palms. You can also watch the video created by Wendy on how to shape these moleks.
I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest ( Kelantan Month ) hosted by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets