Roti Gambang



Roti gambang is indonesian traditional bread basically made from flour and palm sugar. Do not mix hot palm sugar mixture into flour mixture, hot sugar liquid can cause the flour mixture clot. Roti gambang mostly be found in Java Island especially Jakarta. Gambang name taken from batavia (betawi) music instrument called gambang. So some people said roti gambang originally from Batavia/Betawi.

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Roti Gambang

Source: Sajian Sedap
Ingredients :
180 gr palm/coconut sugar
75 ml water
300 gr all purpose flour
125 gr breadcrumbs
50 gr sugar
1 tsp bicarbonat soda/soda kue
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 egg
50 gr margarine
25 ml water for basting
20 gr sesame seed for topping

Method :

  1. Boiled palm sugar and water until sugar dissolve. Strain and let it cool.
  2. Put together in a big bowl,  flour, breadcrumbs, sugar, bi-carb soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and egg, mixed well.
  3. Pour the palm sugar mixture continuously. Add margarine. Knead the dough. Let the dough for about 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven 170′.
  5. Weigh the dough around 40 gr each. Make oval shape. Basting with water and spread the sesame seed on the top.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.