That’s a good idea…

My blogger-friend, contact.ewew, in responding to my comments on her post about curry puffs, suggested that I could just go out and buy those frozen ones at the supermarket and bake them…which I did! In her exact words, she said, “…if you don’t like it fried, you can always buy the frozen ones and bake them at home.

I got hold of this brand…

Frozen curry puffs 1

…at RM6.50 for 10, 65 sen each…

Frozen curry puffs 2

…and I liked that “spicy/pedas” bit in particular. I saw three varieties – beef and potatoes, chicken and potatoes and sardine and of course, I chose the beef.

I looked at the instructions at the back but no, they did not say anything about baking, just defrost for 5 minutes and then deep-fry. Never mind! I just thawed them a bit and brushed the top with egg and placed them in a baking tray…

Ready to bake

After heating up the oven, I put them in for around 30 minutes and left them in the oven for another 15 to bake a little longer in the residual heat.

They came out, looking pretty all right…

Baked

…but it wasn’t puff pastry so there weren’t those layers that one may find in some curry puffs.

Unfortunately, some of them leaked…

Leaking

…so a bit of the filling came out. Other than that, everything turned out fine.

The fragrance filled the whole house while they were baking in the oven and I was pretty sure then that it would taste really great…and yes, they did! I loved the taste of the filling…

Filling

…which was, as indicated, spicy…but the pastry was very thin and reminded me of those fortune cookies but of course, it was not that hard plus the taste was different.

I would not say they were cheap though as they were very small and though I liked the filling more, I prefer the pastry…

Farley curry puff
*Archive photo*

…of the ones here that I do enjoy very much. These would be about the size of two of the frozen ones so at even at the current price of RM1.20, I would say they would be a better buy and I would not need to go through the trouble of baking them myself.

Ah well, at least I have tried and I did enjoy them somewhat. Here, wanna have some?…

Curry puffs