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Sweet Potato Donuts

Kuih Keria Kuih Gelang Donut Kampung

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'Kuih Keria' is a vegan donut that requires no baking. A sweet and legit alternative to boring ol' donuts.

These sweet potatoes donuts are one of the many delicious 'kuih' found in Malaysia. One can have it anytime of the day, be it as a snack or as a light treat at tea time. My sister is a great fan and I did not quite understand until I tasted sweet potatoes fries for the first time. That started my earnest exploration with 'kuih keria' which uses sweet potatoes. It was totally awesome. It tastes somewhat similar to sweet potatoes fries yet there is a distinct difference between them due to the sweetness, crispiness and the fluffiness. 'Kuih keria' has somehow brought sweet potatoes up a notch. When making 'kuih keria', steam the sweet potatoes and mashed them evenly. Leave to cool to room temperature before adding flour to shape into donuts. When preparing the sugar coating, use medium to low heat to cook the syrup until it thickens. As an alternative, just sprinkle some powdered sugar onto 'kuih keria'. Despite looking like donuts, no baking powder or yeast is used in this recipe yet it remains fluffy and tastes just as amazing.

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  • 200 grams sweet potatoes
  • 80 grams wheat flour
  • salt
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water

Steps to Prepare

  1. Boil sweet potatoes for 10-15 minutes until soften.
  2. Mash potatoes evenly and add a pinch of salt.
  3. Allow mashed potatoes to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add wheat flour to mashed potatoes and mix well.
  5. Shape dough into donuts.
  6. Fry donuts until they float. Leave aside to cool.
  7. In a clean wok, heat sugar and water at medium heat.
  8. Once the mixture caramelized, switch stove off and mix donuts into the syrup.

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