Coffin Bread Recipe
by Liv

Coffin Bread Recipe

Apr 4, 2010 | Chinese Food, Recipes, Taiwanese Food | 16 comments

Coffin bread is a night market snack that originates from Tainan which is a city located in the South of Taiwan. Coffin bread gets it’s name due to the way we cut out the bread and create a lid, making it look like a coffin with a lid.

The great thing about coffin bread is you can put pretty much anything you want inside of it. For this particular recipe I decided to go for a seafood mix covered with cheese but you can also eat a sweet version of this which is shown elsewhere on this blog.

There’s not really a lot else you can write about this dish but it looks unique, is fun to make and is extremely delicious. Easily one of my favourite night market dishes from Taiwan.

Hope you like this.

coffin bread

 

 

Coffin Bread

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 small tin loaf bread uncut
  • 2 tbsp peas
  • 2 tbsp carrot dice same sizes as the peas
  • 80 g prawns
  • 100 g mixed seafood available in most supermarkets
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 10 g cheese grated

Seasonings

  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 pinch white pepper powder
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Cook carrot and peas in a small pot of water until soft and leave it on aside.
  2. Heat up a sauce pan and melt butter, sauté onion until it softens and add flour into it. Mix even then sauté it with really low heat for 20~30 seconds, make sure it is mixed properly.
  3. Added a small quantity of milk once and gently use whisk to whisk the flour and milk together until no lump inside of it.
  4. Add seafood, carrot and pea to step 3 above. Mix evenly and keep stir it in case the sauce will burn on the bottom.
  5. After seafood is cooked just leave it aside. Heat up 3 cups of oil into a deep sauce pan by middle gas power and the oil temperature reach 120c.
  6. Cut the bread into 5cm thick and square shape then we deep fry it in the oil until it turn to nice golden brown colour.
  7. Use a small knife to cut the lit out and dig out all bread inside of it but keep the bottom and don’t dig it through.
  8. Fill the bread with the seafood and milk sauce we made and sprinkle the cheese on the top, Grill it until the cheese melt then it’s ready to serve.

By Liv

Illustrator by day, home chef at night. I worked as a professional chef for many years but now I draw for a living. I now cook just for the love of cooking. The recipes on this website are all influenced by things I have eaten in different locations around the world.

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16 Comments

  1. Chili

    Love this coffin bread thing and the recipes and photography on your site look great. Keep on cooking. 🙂

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Chili,
      Thank you for your comment! ( I love your name so much “Chili cheese fries”, mouth watering…).
      My photos all took by my husband and he is a freelance photographer. We will keep on cooking and taking photos in the future because your lovely comment!

      Reply
  2. Rick

    That is awesome. I think I’ll make that for Halloween.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Rick,
      Hi5 with you. I think this dish is great for Halloween party.

      Reply
    • admin

      Hi Thessa,
      Thank you very much! Have a nice day.

      Reply
  3. Monet

    What a yummy recipe. I can’t wait to give these a try. They look beautiful, and I’m sure they taste even better!

    Reply
    • admin

      Thank you very much. I hope you have fun if you try to make this dish, I certainly did.

      Reply
  4. Memoria

    Oh cool! The next time I make bread, I’m going to do this. It looks great! It is like a square bread bowl.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Memoria,

      Many thanks for your comment. It is look like a square bread bowl lol. That’s why we gave this dish a funky name “coffin bread”. 😉

      Reply
    • admin

      Thank you for your comment. I hope you enjoy my recipe and give it a try some time. 😉

      Reply
  5. Niki

    This is just perfect for Halloween! 😀

    Reply
  6. Chris

    One of the coolest dishes ever. Coffin Bread is superb for halloween but is so tasty and fun. You must have a halloween party with coffin bread in the future

    Reply
  7. louis urrutia

    I am always looking for something different and unique in eating and the coffin bread video plus this recipe are keepers. Thank you very much for sharing this great food making idea.

    Reply
    • admin

      Coffin bread video sounds very interesting. 🙂

      Reply
  8. Richard

    If you making it for Halloween, why actually cut it into a shape of a coffin?

    Reply

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