Kue pukis

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Kue pukis
Kue pancong di pasar Rantepao.JPG
Freshly baked kue pukis on display.
Alternative namesPukis
TypeBaked sweet wheat cake
Place of originIndonesia
Region or stateNationwide
Serving temperatureWarm or room temperature
Main ingredientsWheat flour, yeast, eggs, coconut milk, sugar
Similar disheskue pancong, kue rangi

Kue pukis or simply called Pukis is an Indonesian kue or traditional snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special mold pan. It is a commonly found snack in Indonesian traditional markets.[1]

The mold pan is similar to muffin tin but has rectangular basins instead of rounded. It took form of a row of rectangular basins of small tubs with a rounded half-moon bottom, thus create a half-moon or boat-shaped hot cakes. Pukis mold is quite similar to waffle mold. The special grill-like metal mold used in making kue pukis is also used in other Indonesian traditional kue; including kue pancong (also known as bandros in West Java) and kue rangi (which is made with grated coconut and tapioca starch-batter instead), thus the shape is quite similar to those cakes. Although kue pukis mold is usually bigger than kue rangi mold. The taste however, is more akin to Indonesian kue cubit, Dutch poffertjes and Japanese dorayaki, due to similar wheat flour-based batter.

Ingredients and cooking method[edit]

Kue pukis seller on a boat at Lok Baintan floating market in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan.

The batter is made from the mixture of wheat flour, water, yeast, eggs, sugar, thick coconut milk, and salt; with vegetable oil, butter or margarine used to grease the cake mold to avoid it being stuck.[1]

Sometimes the top of the cake is sprinkled with chocolate sprinkles, bits of peanuts, grated cheddar cheese or fermented cassava tapai.

Summary table[edit]

Kue pukis, kue pancong and kue rangi are quite similar, thus the three hot cakes are often mistakenly identified. The general differences between those three hot cakes are as follows:

Ingredients Rangi Pancong Pukis
Image Rangi 170305-0093 ipb.JPG Kue pamcong.jpg Kue pukis.jpg
Flour used in batter tapioca starch rice flour wheat flour
Grated coconut Used Used Not used
Coconut milk Not used Used Used
Egg Not used Used Used
Yeast Not used Not used Used
Mold pan basin small, shallow medium, deep medium, deep
Topping liquid brown sugar sugar granules chocolate sprinkles
Texture dry and chewy soft and moist mostly soft

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Resep Kue PUKIS empuk oleh Tatiara". Cookpad (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-06-02.

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