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Malaysian Madeleines

Kuih Bahulu Bahulu Cermai 传统烘鸡蛋糕

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'Kuih bahulu' is a fluffy egg cake with a slightly crusty layer. It is also known as Asian Madeleines. Give this recipe a try.

As a child, I have always loved 'kuih bahulu'. Interestingly, they come in all sorts of shapes - fishes, flowers and most commonly sea shells, just like those shown in this video. I really could not resist them for it is light with a subtle sweetness making it much healthier than the cakes out there. Making these 'kuih bahulu' may seem simple but it is actually quite a daunting task. Nevertheless, here are a few tips to help you along to achieving the perfect 'kuih bahulu' :

  • Bake or 'dry fry' flour in order to create fluffy 'kuih bahulu'.
  • Heat sugar to enable 'kuih bahulu' remains fresh for up to 2 weeks.
  • The mould, filled with enough oil must first be heated in the oven.
  • Another tip which was not mentioned in the video is to pour tamarind juice into the mould and leave overnight before you start using the mould. The next day, rinse the mould quickly with water and place it a lightly heated oven until it dries completely. After that, continue with the baking process.
Generally, 'kuih bahulu' can be kept up to 1 month in air tight containers.

  Asiatische Madeleines ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar.


  • 5 eggs
  • 150 grams wheat flour
  • 180 grams sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoons baking powder
  • oil

Steps to Prepare

  1. Bake sifted flour in preheated oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Heat sugar and remove once it begins to melt.
  3. Heat mould with oil in it for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Mix eggs and sugar well. Start with the lowest speed and increase speed gradually.
  5. Optionally, add vanilla paste into batter.
  6. Add baking powder to flour and fold it into the batter.
  7. Remove oil from the heated mould. Pour batter into the mould and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Set aside to cool and store in air tight container. Can be kept for up to 2 weeks.

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