Baked Sweet Soya Bean (Kanom Bpia Sai Tua)

This Baked Sweet Soya Bean one of aromatic smell as symbolizes because scented candle. Most of new generation may never see how look like is the scented candle, later they will know after they eaten or some maybe don’t know that the smell they say is fragrant is the smell of scented candle. So they eat deliciously that sweet taste without knowing the origin of that dessert by using scented candle. Nobody has recorded during the ancient time in written of what period did the Thai dessert originated, only knows that it is a long time ago using the Thai scented dessert. This Baked Sweet Soya Bean not so much sweet...but will a just a little sweet and salty taste...great eaten with hot tea...

Ingredients for 1st Pastry Layer
  • 100 gms Wheat Flour
  • ½  tsp Salt
  • ½  tsp Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
Ingredients for 2nd Pastry Layer:
  • 50 gms Wheat Flour
  • 2 ½  tbsp Oil
  • 5 tbsp Water
Ingredients for Filling:
  • 100 gms Soya Bean
  • 100 gms Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Oil
Ingredients for Glazing:
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tbsp water
Preparation of Filling:
  1. Soak the soya beans in warm water for 6-8 hour. Then steam them for 15 minutes.
  2. Put the beans into a blender and blend until fine. 
  3. Add the sugar and continue blending until it's all well mixed. You can also pulp them in a Thai mortar but it takes a bit more work.
  4. Transfer the blended beans & sugar into a saucepan and heat them over a low heat. Stir them until they thicken to a paste, then leave to cool.
Preparation of Pastry:
  1. Mix the flour, pork oil, salt and sugar and some of the cold water to form a dough. Only add just enough water to form the dough.
  2. Knead it until it is smooth. Cut it into 10 equal pieces.
Now the second layer of pastry:
  1. Mix the flour, oil and some of the water to form a dough. As before you only want to add enough water to make the dough.
  2. Cut that dough into 10 equal pieces too.
  3. Take a ball of the 1st pastry and roll it into a disc.
  4. Place a ball of the 2nd pastry in the middle.
  5. Fold up the edges into a ball.
  6. Roll the ball into a flat long strip.
  7. Roll up the strip, turn it through 90 degrees and roll it to a flat strip again.
  8. Roll it up again.
  9. Cut into 3 equal pieces. At the end you should have 30 small balls of pastry.
Final Preparation & Glazing:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C
  2. Oil a baking tray and roll the small pastry balls into circular discs.
  3. Add a spoonful of the soya filling.
  4. Fold up the edges and tuck them underneath, as you place them on the baking tray.
  5. Mix the egg yolk with water and glaze the top of the sweets with it.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until they just start to turn brown
  7. Ready for serve...