Posted in Indonesian Food, Snack

Bolang Baling (Indonesian Style of Fried Bread)

I remember when I was very young, I liked to eat this snack.  The older I grow up, the harder to get this snack. Not many people sell this snack anymore.

The outer of this snack is crispy and it tastes delicately sweet, can be eaten with or without powdered sugar. Almost similar to beignets.



The recipe is quite simple to follow,  I was multi-tasking by doing house chores since the dough needs to be proofing. It’s quite taking time to make this but it’s worth it. I enjoyed having this fried/fritter with a cup of chai masala. Ohhh… perfect match !


  • 250 gr plain flour
  • 100 gr granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 45 ml water
  • Cooking Oil for frying



  1. In a medium bowl, mix 200 gr plain flour, baking soda, yeast and salt.
  2. Add water then mix well until the dough is elastic by adding the remained of flour; little by little.
  3. Cover with dampened cloth, rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Knead the dough, add more flour if necessary. Rest for another 3 hours. Cover with cling plastic wrap.
  5. Divide the dough into 16 balls. Place on the floured plate. Flatten with your palm. Sprinkle with sugar.Press it lightly. Alternatively; roll the the in the sugar then flatten with your palm.Cover with dampened cloth for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat the oil in the pan in medium heat, fry the dough until it’s golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like.









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