Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tukang Kue Cubit (Pinch cake man)


Kue cubit is one of the famous traditional snacks that easily to find on the street! Cubit means pinch in Indonesia. I think the reason why it's called as Kue Cubit (pinch cake) because of the small size and people have to pinch it while taking and eating it :)


Kue cubit with granulated chocolate (sprinkles) on the top.

To make kue cubit, you need the kue cubit's steel pan. It's available at the traditional markets in Indonesia.
The ingredients:
3 eggs
150 gram sugar
50 gram margarin
1/8 tsp vanilla powder
200 ml water

in a bowl:
1/2 tsp baking soda
300 gram flour
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Beat the eggs and sugar until it becomes volume and thick, then pour the mixed flour gradually. Slowly add and stir the margarine, vanilla and water. Leave the batter for 60 minutes until it becomes frothy. Coat the steel pan with margarine. Pour the batter to the heated steel pan until 3/4 height of each mould. About 5 minutes, the kue cubit is ready :)


Another version of kue cubit is kue laba-laba which resemble to spiderweb (translation: laba-laba means spider).

Kue Cubit Laba-laba

Making the spiderweb pinch cake:

Kue Cubit
1 piece cost Rp.800
(currency 1 USD = Rp. 8.500)

29 comments:

  1. Some kue cubit are better than others. I tried making from the recipes in the internet... fail! Hahaha. I think I need the loyang.
    One good tukang kue cubit told me that you put a little banana in it... (which banana, there's like 20 types in Indo!?!)Hehehe.
    Jajanan anak TK, gigi tongos, senyum senang!

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  2. Pfx: Hahahaha... So cuteee!!! Is that a nursery rhyme or you just made it by yourself? :D
    Interesting to learn kue cubit with banana.
    I think the kue cubit's steel pan has an important role for a good result of kue cubit ;)

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been following your blog for a while. Love to read the review of food that I used to have in Indonesia..

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  4. ML,MC n MF: Thank you for following my blog too :) Your blog and pictures are very nice!

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  5. looks so airy and pillowy soft.

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  6. foodbin: Hi Foodbin, long time no see :) The kue cubit is not too airy but yes it has soft texture.

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  7. Selby, I LOVE kue cubit...:D)!! In fact, I didn't know the name of these mini cakes until I came to your blog today ;). I used to buy kue cubit from time to time when I was in primary school and have missed it ever since...! I'll be in Jakarta next week. I should visit a traditional market and buy the pan...:D)!!

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  8. CG: You didn't know the name of the kue? Hahahaha... So, what did you call it all this time? ;) How long are you going to stay in Jakarta for your vacation?

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  9. Aww, pinch cake looks and sounds so cute! I bet I would eat it all the time if we had the carts here.

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  10. mica: Yes, and you would love the pinch cake when you have tried it! :D

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  11. The kuih laba laba looks like our apom balik here minus the holes.

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  12. This snack has been around for decades and I am glad to know that it still has a lot of "fans".
    I remember that the cast iron pan/mould used by the abang was black and the fire was wood coals which added a layer of flavour/aroma to these wonderful childhood treat.

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  13. email2me: If I'm not mistaken, the apom balik in Malaysia looks more like our sweet mini martabak.

    tuty: It's still easy to find this kue cubit, usually at the public schools or traditional markets :)

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  14. I didn't bother to call it with any name, I was always too busy savouring the cakes ;). I'll stay in Jakarta for around 3 weeks and I'll fly tomorrow...!! Yay! I am so excited :D)!!

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  15. CG: Yay!!! CG is coming home!!! hehehe... Ok, make sure that you will try all the food that you have missed so far, give a try to the new restaurants, the street food, then don't forget there are many Japanese molds to make your cute bentos :)

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  16. the name is so cute!!! nvr thought cubit can be used in food stuff hehe!

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  17. kyh: Does "cubit" also mean "pinch" in Malay?

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  18. yup! and we chinese use them too! apparently it has become the word for pinch in local chinese dialects. :D

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  19. kyh: Really? hahaha.. then that must be so cute! Cubit.. cubit.. cubit.. *like Upin & Ipin* :D

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  20. hello, i like your blog! and i just love posts about indo's street foods!

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  21. Irene: Hi Irene, thanks for dropping by :)

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  22. Well, aren't they just darling. I bet they taste good too. I wonder if a mini bundt cake pan would work as well.

    Thanks for sharing, Selba. The name is so adorable too...

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  23. louise: Yes, I think a mini bundt cake pan can also be used to make this pinch cake. Glad to share, Louise :)

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  24. i love laba2, they so crunchy yummy

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  25. tikka: hi there, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  26. Hi Selba, I made this cake and succesful! Usually I fail, haha. It taste good! I made it with muffin pan, so the look is not so inviting. I like your blog, because you promote our wong cilik businesses. You succsefuly make people curious and drool just by seeing the picz. Good for them!

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  27. momeehowel: Hi there, thanks for dropping by and also for your compliments :) I'm glad that you tried the kue cubit recipe and it's successful.

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    1. urban outeaters: Let me know how it is :)

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