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Peanut Rolls - Nutty Treats #5

Friday, January 25, 2013

This is another treat I made for my demo. It was such a coincidence that I made so much stuff with nuts, LOL. Guess I went nuts this year.

This idea came in a sudden and I merged the idea of baklava with the popular CNY goodie that is the peanut puff (Kok Chai). Crispy fragrant pastry skin with sandy peanut filling. Ahh, Heaven for me. Baked rolls uses much less fat than deep fried.and again, peanut with ghee is match made in heaven. Yaya, I didn't use phyllo, but popiah skin is almost like it... just treat it like it :)

There are a few things to note:
1. Brush the ghee all over, thinly on one side, except for the egg wash corner.
2. Don't ground the peanut as fine as powder. Fine but not too fine.
3. Caster sugar seems too fine for this, use fine granulated instead.(gula pasir halus)
4. You can use egg white instead of whole egg for sealing.
5. Don't roll it way too tight, keep the filling loose., but neatly tucked in.
6. Bake the rolls thoroughly, if not, they won't be crispy and stay crispy.

You can use other nuts too, if you like. Cashew sounds good too, but peanut is very fragrant.
The filling looks loose when you roll it up, but after baking it's ok. It will loosen in the mouth as you chew, but not the moment when you bite it open. If the nuts and sugar is too fine, you loose the sandy effect, but all sweet and compact. Not as nice, if you ask me.

Peanut Rolls
Recipe source: WendyinKK
Makes 100 rolls

25 sheets frozen popiah skin (7.5 X7.5inches), thawed at room temperature
250gm toasted peanut, ground
180gm fine granulated sugar
50gm melted ghee (you may need more or less) or clarified butter
1 egg, beaten (for sealing)

1. Mix ground peanut with sugar.
2. Cut each popiah skin into 4 squares each.
3. Brush surface of popiah skin with melted ghee.
4. Put 1 tsp of peanut mixture onto the popiah skin and wrap up like a mini spring roll.
5. Brush the top corner with some egg and seal the wrapping.
6. Repeat step 3-5 until complete
7. Preheat oven at 160(fan)/180C.
8. Arrange the wrapped rolls onto a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy.

18 lovely notes:

Mel January 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM  

Oh my, you really making gone nuts with your everyday nutty posts! I just can't catch up as there are a few I would like to make too. This is really crunchy and crispy....I love it.

Food Dreams January 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM  

love it!! the only thing is wrap that little thing like siao... lol....

did you have to keep turning the rolls a few times while its backing? :)

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more January 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM  

LOL, hahaha, totally nut case.

Food Dreams,
No I didn't. Just let them bake like that only.

afoomi January 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM  

Lighting of the photo is so good! You are totally my idol! Shooting good photo, and have such a good cooking skill.

Anonymous,  January 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM  

Hi Wendy,
Wow wow! So many recipes that are good for the CNY. I wonder if I can wrap the spring rolls in advance say one week? before baking them..? Can be done?

Phong Hong January 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM  

This one will be very addictive leh! Pop into the mouth, crunch, pop into the mouth, crunch....Wendy, this one how long can it be stored? And generally home baked cookies how long can we store them? Thanks!

Jane Chew January 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM  

oh ! This is a must try recipe. Looks great! Well done.

Babe KL January 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM  

grrr i dun hv patience to roll into little rolls! :(

Noor Yusoff January 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM  

these is nice and i am sure everybody love it.

busygran January 25, 2013 at 11:26 PM  

Lovely as snacks while watching my kdramas! But if I were to make them, my fimgers will fall off one by one! Lol! I salute you!

Heather.S January 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM  

I am loving your nutty treats! Can't wait to try it out :)

Dumpling Love January 26, 2013 at 7:15 AM  

Since we have no pork floss or hae bee hiam at home right now, this is a great alternative! I love that it can be baked too!

mui mui January 27, 2013 at 6:17 PM  

this must be super yummy!
I must try this!

Anonymous,  January 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

Dear wendy,
May I use wanton skin instead of poppiah skin?
Thanks ya
Ms lim

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more January 31, 2013 at 1:26 PM  

Ms Lim,
I am not sure if wantan skin will give u the same crispness.

Anonymous,  January 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM  

Hi Wendy, is there a reason to use Ghee? can we use butter instead?

Anonymous,  April 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM  

Tried baking but it does not stay crispy.
Can I fry instead or airfry?

WendyinKK April 17, 2014 at 11:15 AM  

You have to keep them air tight, and if you used butter instead, it might not be as crispy.
Surely you can air fry them

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