Friday, April 24, 2009

Roti Canai Hot Dog Rolls

Let me share with you a very easy but interesting recipe. I read somewhere a while ago that if you were to bake a piece of frozen roti canai long enough, it would turn flaky and taste somewhat like puff pastry (minus the butter, hence healthier :P). If that is so, it would mean that I could substitute puff pastry with frozen roti canai. I decided to try it out last night. I tried to make hot dog rolls with frozen roti canai.

All I needed was a few pieces of frozen roti canai, hot dogs and an egg. Since I didn't have any plain roti canais, I used the spring onion flavor rotis. I also have been told that certain brands doesn't really puff up that much. I used 'Chinatown Spring Onion Roti Canai'. It works pretty well. My cousin told me that the 'Kawan' brand frozen roti canais are good too.

Firstly, allow the frozen roti canais to thaw out for a bit. We are unable to roll it if it's frozen. It should take about 10 minutes or so. If you over thaw, the dough will turn sticky and it will be really hard to work with. Once the roti canai is ready, brush on some egg.

Place a hot dog on the roti canai.

Roll it up tightly and press the seams to seal.

Once you have rolled it up, place it (seam side at the bottom) on a greased baking tray.

Cut some slits at the top of the roll.

Brush the top with some egg wash. This will give the rolls a nice golden brown color once its done baking.

Pop it in a 350F oven for about 45 minutes.

Remove the tray from the oven once it's done. Allow the rolls to cool for a while before serving.

There you go! Roti Canai Hot Dog Rolls! It makes a good snack or a light meal. The crust came out all crispy and flaky. Very very yummy! I never knew that we could use frozen roti canais in such a manner. Go ahead and try it. It's gooooooooooood :D


Joanna said...

hi charlene/kevin!

it's joanna, ash's friend here. haha. i'm quite unknowledgeable about food in malaysia, so i was wondering if frozen roti canai is sold in malaysia. if so, where?

and thanks for the recipe=D hehhe

Charlene n Kevin said...

hey jo!

yeah you can get frozen roti canai in malaysia. i think they are available in any supermarket, giant, tesco,jusco...ect. some even comes with frozen curry and dhall! :P you can get them in the frozen food section of the supermarket.

Simply June said...

I just made these for lunch! yums... i couldn't wait 45 minutes.. i up-ed the temp to 375 and bake for about 20 minutes...the hot dog sort of burst.. hehe.. will post it on my blog!

Charlene n Kevin said...

the hot dog burst?? what do you mean by burst? how come la?? :P

Simply June said...

ok.. maybe split is a better word?..maybe the temp too hot for the dog to handle??.wait...when i post pics of it.. then u know what i mean.. hehe....

Health Freak Mommy said...

Oh I am drooling! This looks really good!!

Charlene n Kevin said...

june: hahaha, i guess i'll have to wait for the pics

healthfreakmommy: thanks! it's also way healthier than pan frying those frozen rotis! :D