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Serving 'elephant ears'
Photo: Christine Rhodes
Hariyati presents a platter of Kuping Gajah, pastries that are shaped like elephant ears.

Hariyati Fahey
Photo: Christine Rhodes
Hariyati Fahey

Kuping Gajah
(Elephant Ears)

Hariyati Fahey from Indonesia

These pastries are called this because they are shaped like elephant ears. They are a favorite of many people in my country. They are served at weddings, at Christmas time and at the Idul-Fitre, a celebration for Muslims (Ramadan).

They are one of my favorite foods. I like them because they have a chocolate taste.


  • 250 grams of plain flour
  • 60 grams of icing sugar
  • 75 cc. of coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate powder (cocoa)
  • 1 egg
  • oil for deep-frying

Method of preparing Kuping Gajah:

  1. Mix 1 egg and the icing sugar in a bowl until soft.
  2. Add some margarine, coconut cream, plain flour and chocolate powder. Mix to form a mixture.
  3. Roll out on paper until thin and roll into a roll of pastry.
  4. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes and then cut with a knife into very thin pieces
  5. Cook with oil until brown. 

Something to know about elephant ears:

Children especially like these. Thank you for enjoying my recipe for Kuping Gajah! 

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