This bread is from Borneo, Indonesia, and is called wadai untuk-untuk. It is normally filled with sweetened coconut or mung bean filling, but I filled them with whatever the kids like (minced meat, chicken, jam, chocolate, cheese, milk powder, etc).
This fried bread is similar to Hungarian donuts called farsangi fank. They are best served warm yet great at room temperature as well!
Step 1: Ingredients and Method
100 g semi-sweet desiccated coconut
30 g coconut sugar, grated
1/8 c water
Simmer all ingredients until coconut sugar dissolved, set aside to cool
500 g flour
250 cc lukewarm milk
45 g fresh yeast
1 tsp salt
100 g sugar
100 g butter/margarine, melted
Crumble yeast into milk, stir
Place lightly beaten egg into a bowl along with sugar and yeast mixture.
Add in flour, salt, knead
Add in melted margarine, knead
Add in more flour if needed, so dough wont be sticky
Let rest for half hour (it will doubled in size already)
Divide into @70 g balls, let rest for 10 mins
Flatten each ball and fill with coconut (or other fillings you like), seam to seal, let rest for another 10 mins
Fry til golden brown
Dissolve icing sugar in enough milk/water, add in maple essence/vanilla essence and food coloring of your choice
Start decorating fried bread as ghost, pumpkin, jack o lantern or turkey bird (for Thanksgiving)