Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kampar Chicken biscuit

This cookie recipe is so unique, there is no trace of chicken , even a little bit. The source of this recipe from Amy Beh. Taste so wonderful.


300g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 ammonia powder/baking ammonia

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp five spice powder

1 tbsp icing sugar

60g sesame seed

100g candied winter melon(chopped finely) ( I put more 150 gr)

1/2 tbsp garlic(minced very finely)

30g cooking oil, ( I put 2/3 tbs shortening)

2 pieces nam yue(red fermented bean curd)

1 egg(lightly beaten) ( I put 1 1/2 eggs)

30g maltose(mai tang)

What to do:1. Preheat oven to 160 degree C. Line baking trays with parchment paper because the cookies will stick to the baking pan.

2. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Mash the nam yue and combine this and all the other wet ingredients together with the dry ones.4. Mix and knead gently into a soft dough.

5. Roll dough into small marble size pieces.

6. Place each marble sized dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and flatten with rolling pin.

7. Transfer to baking tray and bake for 15-25 min or till golden brown and crispy(time taken depends on how thick and big your biscuit is).

8. Cool on wire rack and store in an airtight container.


1. I added 2 1/2 pieces of nam yue

2. I used 1 1/2 eggs to combine the dry and wet mixture because it seemed far too dry when i used 1 egg. You can judge for yourself on how dry/wet the dough is and if you need more egg.

3.ammonia powder was very popular in the olden days. It yield a very light , airy product, but can impart an ammonia flavour to baked goods, though this can be prevented if the cookies are thin and allows the ammonia smell to evaporate. It is best used in cookies which are flat enough to allow the ammonia to dissipate during cooking because ammonia is heat activated.You may substitute one teaspoon of ammonia powder = one teaspoon of baking soda PLUS one teaspoon of baking powder.You will not get the exact same texture using ammonia powder but its good enough…

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