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Monday, 21 January 2013

鸡蛋糕 Kuih Bahulu



今年是我第二年学做年饼!说也惭愧,人到接近四十才学做烘焙,以前只是负责吃的哪个,现在角色换了,变成在厨房里努力工作的黄脸婆,哈哈!

鸡蛋糕是我已往在马来西亚渡过新年时必会出现的一道小蛋糕!香喷喷的鸡蛋糕最好是出炉後不久就吃,因为这时的小蛋糕是外脆内软的,好好吃!冷却後的鸡蛋糕我本身就比较喜欢把它放在微波炉里稍为弄热(每粒五六秒),让它回软,然後乘热吃。要不然就拿它来点咖啡或milo也不错!

This is my second year of baking for Chinese New Year! It’s a bit shame to tell you that I have only started in baking(seriously) in less than 2 years ago and I hope that this isn’t too late for a nearly 40-year old woman like me to pick up such interest, hahaha!

Last year, I baked Kuih Bahulu and this year, I baked Kuih Bahulu again, reason is in my memory of the celebration of CNY in Malaysia, it is something that I must have during this special festival! 

Homemade Kuih Bahulu are best to be eaten when they are freshly out of the oven as the outer layer is crispy and the cake is soft.  Once they have cooled down, they are a bit dry and I prefer to heat up these little cakes in the microwave for a few seconds(each cake about 5-6 seconds in the microwave) so they will become soft again. Alternatively, I will dip them in the milo/coffee.

连续两年都收到了Angie@My Mum’s Cake House寄来的贺年卡,再次谢谢她!每一年的这个时候,她是特别地忙!希望她忙得开心,年饼定单可以破去年的纪录!

For 2 consecutive years, Angie@My Mum’s Cake House has sent me a Chinese New Year greeting card. Thanks to her again! Every year, this is the busiest time for her, hopefully her biscuit business can break last year’s record!


鸡蛋糕
Kuih Bahulu
Recipe Source: Joceline@Butter, Flour and Me who uses the recipe of《最想吃的。。。街坊美食》
Makes about 42


~Enjoy!~

PS: Thanks to the special one who gave me this floral fabric!








55 comments:

  1. Hi Jessie, it is never too late to start baking and I am sure your family loves you more and more each day with all your bakes...it was baked with love. I have never made bahulu before and look at yours....it is so beautifully baked. You must be very pleased.

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    1. Mel, I love looking at these kuih bahulu because they bring back many good memories to me.

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  2. You know what , yesterday I actually did my 1st chi tan kou , and by now left few only for my breakfast ..hehehe..thanks for your entry again .,

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    1. So "ngam" huh, must wait and see the sifu version of kuih bahulu!

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  3. 美美的kuih bahalu ....请我吃!!
    我还没有开工。。。。所以没得吃!! 哈哈哈!!

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    1. 珊珊, 來這裡吃就可以啦,要不要打包走?

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  4. Jessie, your kuih bahulu looks very festive and pretty! Please send some to me :D

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    1. Ann, ok ok, send on speed post, you will get them in 24 hour!

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  5. Hi Jessie, I had scrolled through your photos and enjoyed them very much, the Singapore ones brought back memories of the time I spent there! I have a bahulu mould somewhere in my cabinets, can't seem to find anything since I had my kitchen renovation and re-arrange my stuff back in!

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    1. Jeannie, having kitchen renovation is a nightmare. Hope you can find your kuih bahulu mould again!

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  6. Jessie, 我更惭愧叻!第一年做年饼。以往我要吃什么年饼妈妈都会做,根本不用我烦。现在动手做才知道这么辛苦!
    啊呀!不管这么多先,吃你家了又香又美的Bahulu 再说^_^

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    1. Esther, 哪妳肯定是比我年輕,哈哈!我是人家的女兒的時候連蛋都沒煎過,夠力吧,哈哈!大家一起努力,努力!

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  7. i'm always attracted by Kuih bahalu, my hubby's aunt who stayed in Teluk Intan, can make the best kuih bahulu i have ever tried, It is soft & fluffy,most importantly it's not dry that make it hard to swallow.The secret is she used duck egg, and it must be hand whisked(her theory is the texture is not as fluffy if used electric mixer to whisk the eggs and sugar), and also a tiny knob of butter(melted) in the batter.

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    1. Sem, I came from Teluk Intan too. Next time, I must try to add in the melted butter too. But I don't think I can hand whisk the eggs and sugar manually until the ribbon stage as I had to sit down to use my elec hand mixer to do that 2 nights ago, haha!

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  8. Jess,
    Love your freshly baked Kueh bahulu.
    Throw me some please...LOL
    Hey! Learning to cook and bake at any age is never too late! Jia You! Love to see more CNY cookies from you this year: )

    mui

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    1. Mui Mui, my CNY baking has nearly come to an end now, haha! But thanks you like my kuih bahulu!

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  9. Jessie, happy belated birthday! I'm just recovering from stomach flu after arriving Ottawa. I'm not fancy about bahulu, but yours make me feel like having one, can I? ^^

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    1. Siew, oh no! I also had that on the day before I came back to Sydney! How are you feeling now? This normally takes few days to recover, get well soon!

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  10. Jessie, it's never too late! I am older than you and I haven't baked cookies yet har! har! Will be trying to bake my first cookies before CNY. The kuih bahulu is very nostalgic lah, used to have them during Hari Raya. Hope to show you my cookies soon, eh?

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    1. Phong Hong, yaloh yaloh, this kuih is very popular for Hari Raya too!

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  11. Hi Jessie, I also just picked up cooking, baking 2 years back hee hee Your kueh balu looks so beautiful. Only thing is I need a mould to make this... don't know where to find the mould..

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    1. Mich, let me check with my friends where you can get this in Singapore, cheers!

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  12. 这款蛋糕很有小时候的味道,很想做很久了,但到现在都还没动手,原因是很怕会失败哦。。

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    1. miomio, 這個小蛋糕不會太難做,沒騙妳哦,不然我也做不成的!

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  13. 很漂亮哟你的作品:)
    看了特别想吃~~

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  14. I love to eat Kuih Bahulu too and I find that charcoal baked ones are very, very good. The crust stay crispy for a long time, kept in a container. Used to watch how my grandma made them with a tray of charcoal on top of the mould which is immersed in hot sand.

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    1. Cheah, I heard that in old days, that's how the kuih bahulu were cooked but I never saw it myself. The modern version is more senang hoh?

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  15. Jessie I bought this kuih bahulu mould last year and since then never use once... ! Can't believe this is the first time u make Bahulu ...they really turn out very well leh

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    1. No lah, made this 2nd time already, last year used a different recipe!

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  16. drooling drooling! I have a cup of milo ready and waiting for your kuih bahulu to be delivered to me..hehe
    I always fail to make this, so has not trying it for a long time, I always got a hard kuih bahulu...

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    1. Stephanie,a friend has left some tips here:1) use charcoal way to cook 2) Use duck eggs 3) Use a small amount of butter.

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  17. Haha.. i remember when i was young will help my mother to make this kuih bahulu. She didn't own any oven that time. So we had to use charcoal to "bakar" this kuih bahulu :)

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    1. Cass:
      Last time not many people have oven. Now the modern way is so senang. But it is the traditional way that makes the best kuih bahulu hoh!

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  18. Mmmmm........I would just take one of these Kuih Bahutu , cannot eat too much, going back Msia soon,later gain weight Susah, haha.....

    美牙

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    1. 美牙, back to Malaysia again? So good! I haven't been back for 8 years to celebrate CNY loh. Now that my son is going to start school, no chance also!

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    2. ya,CNY is big day in China, that's why we could have the holidays and go back to Msia, and it is just a 5 1/2 hours flight, so must go home :)
      Guess yours is because the schooling calendar doesnt allow you to do so ya, it's ok, as long as 4 of you stay together always, any time is happy time :D

      美牙

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  19. Hi Jessie, Your kuih bahulu looks wonderful! When we were little, my sisters and I used to take turns to help my mom at beating the eggs by hand! Nobody likes to do it, it is pretty tiring!

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    1. Joyce, it must be fun now looking back at those time! My mum doesn't know making any kind of CNY cookies at all so I didn't have such memory!

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  20. Jessie~~
    实在巧合~~ 可也不算太巧吧。。。因为大伙们都喜爱这小蛋糕啊!!
    我的已经被孩儿sapu完了~~~
    呵呵呵!!这我做得不会结实哦~~
    还好,只是外皮冷了不会脆咯。。。
    下次要试试先晒晒面粉好了。。。
    =)

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    1. Sabrina, let me ask my friend what she thinks about my kuih bahulu, I prefer to eat them when they are out of the oven, haha!

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  21. Nice bahulu, Jessie. It is one of my mum's favorite... but I always thought this was a Malay kuih.

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    1. Yen, no, I had this all the time during CNY too!

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  22. Hi Jessie,
    I've just read your comment over at my post! I'm glad your hubby love the cake! I can extend the linky for another day, no problem, then you can post! Lena and Zoe would not mind, they are very nice ladies! hehe! Let me know!

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    1. I just replied your message on your blog!

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    2. Hi Jessie,
      No problem! The linky has been extended to 24th Jan. You may submit to Sonia's event too! Looking forward to your post! :)

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  23. Hi Jessie,

    It's never too late for anyone to find a new love or a new hobby. I had the same experience too with baking, blogging and running. I bake and run when I was a teen and in my twenties but never so much as compared to now!

    Your kuih Bahulu looks great! I'm only baking pineapple tarts for CNY and will post near CNY for my pineapple event. Hope to bake some Bak Kwa too from Sonia's recipes :D

    No problem for the linky extension. Happy to have you baking along with us :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. You should try Sonia's bak kwa if you have time. I had 4 recipes at that time but at last, I used Sonia's recipe and it tastes very good!

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  24. hi Jessie, this is my boy's favorite
    i usually just buy for him cos i dun have the mould, but i'm sure homemade must be much better in taste
    i see from your pic, the texture is so much finer! lovely! :)
    btw, just by following your blog, i'm absolutely sure that i'm not the only one who will say that you dun seem like you just pick up baking seriously less than 2 yrs ago, you look so pro, not only in your baking but also your photography skill, seriously :)

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    1. Alice, try not to over beat the eggs and sugar and remove from the oven as soon as they turn light golden!

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  25. Lovely Kuih bahulu! Don't know why I always thought that this is a Raya kuih! LOL But I recalled my grandma make this kuih for CNY too! I love CNY goodies & do miss them as over here not that many choice; But to make it myself! LOL

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  26. Hi Jessie, one of the best kueh to snack anytime of the year. :) I love this little sponge cake too but very time consuming to bake this. I haven't make this for years. Yours look very well baked. Awesome!

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  27. Susanna:
    I can see your message behind the screen but it doesn't indicate which post that you've left the message. Anyway, I hope that you can read my reply in this post since it is related to kuih bahulu. I soaked the mold immediately in the water after use so I don't think that I had the problem that you encountered with.

    May be you can try Jif? Squeeze out some Jif onto a sponge, then clean the mold. Rinse under water until completely clean. Hope this will work.

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