March 27, 2023

Roti Bengali

This is our version of Penang’s famous roti bengali. It’s slightly more dense than the commercially-made ones but still perfect eaten with butter and kaya or dipped in half boiled egg as an early morning breakfast treat.

Pair it with a nice cup of coffee

Roti Bengali

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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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    1. 350g bread flour
    1. 1 Tbs shortening
    1. Pinch of salt
    1. 150 ml warm water
    1. 1 ½ tsp yeast
    1. 3 Tbs sugar


1. Mix the yeast, warm water, and sugar and let rest for 5 mins.
2. In a bowl mix bread flour, shortening and salt at a low speed.
3. Pour in the yeast mixture to form a dough.
4. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest 1hr in a warm place.
5. Once doubled in size punch down and knead gently.
6. Place in a bread pan and let rest an additional 30mins.
7. Pop in the oven and bake at 170C for 40 – 45mins.


Cut a slice, toast and eat with kaya and butter for a delicious Malaysian breakfast.

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