Friday, January 16, 2009

The CNY Breeze and The Prawn Cracker

I suddenly felt it this morning. The once-a-year CNY breeze. It's cool and a kind of its own. I hope the sun comes out more often as the prawn crackers I helped my mom to make are not dried yet! Otherwise, no famous prawn cracker this CNY.

With the Astro for my entertainment and the simplest basic ingredient for the prawn cracker, i.e. pepper powder and salt....

Doing manual labour trying to mix the fresh prawn paste with the flour. Took lots of pounding and mixing before rolling them into medium sized rolls. Steam it and cut it into thin slices after it's cold. Then dry it under the sun and voila!!! It's homemade original (means rich of prawn....not full of flour) prawn cracker. The dried unfried slices can be kept for years.

Oh... it's only about a week time left.

9 comments:

ckway said...

with the recent SDK weather... you really need the CNY type of sun to help you.

Chin said...

hmm, why it can become "big2" when v fried it ah? got add baking powder beside flour?

CK said...

ckway,

r u kent? yeah.. the weather gone crazy. like London now. it can turn shiny to shower in just 20mins. but still raining dominates.

chin,

no baking powder lah.... pure flour only. but ours wont be big2 like those sold outside. it's about half a palm in size.

erinc said...

Wow, authentic prawn cracker!! Can bring some to KK? Pleeaasseee..

steph said...

wah, impressive ah can make prawn crackers ;-P

CK said...

erin,
yes, it's authentic! it's not dried yet, no sunshine for the past week...

steph,
i just provide labour only :)

Anonymous said...

wow! can i have the recipe and how u make it from a-z? sounds interesting...

Hope said...

Wah! Well done. Didnt know you have it in you :p

CK said...

anon451pm

mind to leave your name? anyway, it's no specific recipe. just fresh prawn paste with flour, salt and pepper powder.

nina,

haha.... i just supply labour. :)