Sapit (kuih)

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Sapit
Kuih sapit.jpg
Sapit (centre) with other kuih in a container.
Alternative names Belanda, Kapit, Sepit, Gulong, Semprong
Type Snack (Kuih)
Place of origin Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore
Region or state Penang, Malacca, Medan, Brunei, Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak
Creator South East Asian
Main ingredients Wheat flour, granulated sugar, coconut milk, eggs, cooking oil
Cookbook:Sapit  Sapit

Sapit, Belanda, Kapit, Sapit or Sepit[1] (Semprong in Indonesian; Love letters in English) is a traditional kuih made by clasping egg batter using an iron mold which is heated up by charcoal stove. The mold each has two plates that are clasped tightly together and attached to long handles for manipulating over a charcoal stove. The molds are etched with animal motifs such as fish, rooster and snails that both auspicious and decorative.

The word “Belanda means Dutch in Malay points to the egg rolls’ Dutch origins. The Dutch have a vast biscuit repertoire, which includes thin wafer biscuits similar to Kuih Belanda / Kuih Kapit. Many biscuits and cake techniques were passed to Malays by the Dutch and Portuguese. These biscuits may have been brought to the parts of Malaysia and Singapore from Penang, Malacca or Medan by the Peranakan Chinese who not knowing the name of the Dutch snack they had encountered, simply called it as Kuih Belanda or Kuih Kapit.

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  1. ^ Malaysia at Random. Editions Didier Millet. 1 February 2010. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-981-4217-95-8. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

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