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Kuih Bahlu

Kuih Bahlu, Kuih Baulu or Kuih Bolu (鸡蛋糕) is one of the many traditional Chinese New Year goodies not to be missed.






Ingredients:
3 Large eggs
90g Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
90g Plain flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder

Method:
  1. Place a greased kuih bahlu mould into a preheated 190C oven.
  2. Whisk egg at full speed for 1-2 minute until light, pale and frothy.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla extract and beat at full speed for another 1-2 minute until thick and creamy.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Fold lightly into the above mixture with a hand whisk.
  5. Grease the heated greased mould again, scoop batter and fill to the top of the mould.
  6. Bake at 190C for 7 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Remove kuih bahlu from mould with the aid of a skewer and leave to cool on a wire rack. Continue with the rest of the batter (step 5-7).
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Click HERE to watch the demo of making kuih bahlu

Kitchen note: This Kuih Bahlu is spongy and light, not the crispy type. 这个鸡蛋糕是有一点弹性带软,不是很酥脆。

108 comments:

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  1. We called it Kue Bolu here. Glad that sometimes we have quite similar foods. Are you baking your own cookies for Chinese New Year? My mom is still doing it and I am just waiting her to send me some hahaha :D

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  2. Oh those look delicious and different! I would love one of those!

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  3. This had been on my To-Do list for the longest time! I'm procrastinating as I've heard so much failures. Your post has just given me a push to try making it real soon.

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  4. This is very interesting. Although we both come from Chinese societies, I have never seen these, not to mention eating them during Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. I must fly to Singapore!

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  5. oh so pretty Ann! mmm youre really preparing for CNY ! lovely..:)

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  6. Lia: We also called Kue Bolu. I think the other names were called by the Peranakans or Malays but it's still the same kuih..hahaa...Anyway I love Indonesia desserts and food. Don't know got time to bake kue lapis or not.
    This is the first time I made this kue Bolu and you'll be surprised~this is soft, spongy type and healthy with no butter or oil.
    Yes I bake my new year goodies every year, also for friends and relatives.

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  7. Debbie: Thank you for your nice comment :)

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  8. I wish I have bahulu moulds too. I love these babies!

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  9. Oh my~ i miss this so much.. How nice if i were there to share some..^^

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  10. BH: Of course I also faced failure in doing this. The problem is the batter really stuck in the mould for the first two batches because no butter or oil in this ingredient. That's why I said greased the mould twice and make sure the kuih is fully cooked.

    Kenny: Please come to Singapore 2 weeks before CNY, you can find many goodies here.

    Zurin: Hehee...Must start baking now. I still need to dust my house before CNY.

    Quinn: In fact I borrowed the mould from my friend to make this for the first time.

    Rachel: Come..come...have a bite :D

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  11. Love it..this is one of my fave! I have to try it soon! :)

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  12. I am loving all these sweet treats that you are posting! It even looks like I could make some of them. I love your header!

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  13. How cute. these are a pity eating them :) however I would.

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  14. These are one of my favorite cookies from my childhood!

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  15. This looks so cute...would melt in the mouth..Any suggestions to those who do not have the mold ?

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  16. Tracie: hahaa...many people sure to love this.

    Faithy: Yes, try to make this and let me know the outcome.

    Lyndsey: Thank you very much :) Try to make some of these, you'll definitely love it!

    Nat & Christine: Thanks!

    Gulmohar: During my grandmother's time, this was put on top of charcoal. I think there is electrical mould specially for making this. You may scroll down to Video clips at the sidebar "Geston 88" to watch the video how to make kuih bolu.

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  17. These Cookies look so delicious... I have never had them though:)

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  18. Oh ! It's so cute and I love the name "kuih bhalu" !
    I have to try it very soon

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  19. la forme de tes biscuits sont vraiment jolis j'aimerai bien en croquer un
    bonne soirée

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  20. Anncoo I always love your baked goods they are SO CUTE and also look very very delicious!! I can't wait for Chinese New Year, granted I won't be able to see my parents I am going to eat as many treats as possible as a means of "celebrating" heh heh heh :) Great job, now to find a way to send each other our baked goods...

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  21. Those look so cute, I thing I need to get a kuih bahlu mould.
    Mimi

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  22. Those look and sound wonderful!I would love a dozen of those ;-)

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  23. I don't know how the heck to pronounce 'em, but they look just deliciously divine!

    Ya'll have a marvelously blessed day!!!

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  24. I do make this ,we love this and have it when we were in singapore. Almost all bakeries have this so soft and tasty.

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  25. Beautiful looking cookies...i wish i had those moulds,

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  26. oh this one really "song" my kids like it, was home last year n my mum has to place order again when my kids finished hers. i don't think i can make this in NZ :(

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  27. Wonderful cookies. Wish I could grab some off the screen!

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  28. Anncoo,
    this is such a great recipe! I had something like this when I was growing up in Korea. Yum!

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  29. What a fun mould! The cakes look delicious. Perhaps served with strawberries and whipped cream?

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  30. 我来了!!!

    Same with tracieMoo, it's one of my favourite...

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  31. OMG! Anncoo, I want this!
    You are superb !
    Wah! See the CNY goodies i also feel like new year liao lo. Luckily dis yr is on Sunday or my hubby & kids gonna 2 go work & scholl.

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  32. hi Anncoo
    Just to ask u can I use this recipe to do with the electrical mould.Cause I have one is electrical but they provied the recipe I have try is not nice at all.Please advice


    Thanks
    Lilian

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  33. Wow nice kuih bahlu .... never done this before. I always have the impression this is on charcoal stove, didnt know it can be baked. Does it taste a bit crispy?

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  34. Hi ALL: Thank you for all your nice compliments :)

    Angie YHL: Get the electric mould. I think is inexpensive and useful.

    Sook: You can find the Korean type here. I tried it before...not bad.

    Barbara: Sounds good with fresh fruits & cream :)

    Jane: hehee...I am also very happy making this for the first time.

    Lilian: Of course you can use this recipe. Just to tell you this kueh bolu is not that dried, crispy or too sweet. Please refer to Redneck's Kitchen, you can read more details on her site.

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  35. Chris: This is not crispy at all. The only problem sometime the batter really sticks to the mould. I saw today's paper, Tang's offering price $32.80 for the electric kuih bahlu and love letter moulds.

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  36. My best friends Mom use to make these for the New Year and they were really delicious.
    Joyce

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  37. It is funny I just found this "my childhood favorite" cake last week on my trip to Suphanburi, a city that takes 2 hours drive from bangkok. And now you have it in your post... wow.. just love it.

    Love the crispiness on the outer skin but soft inside.... Thanks Ann for sharing!

    Sawadee from bangkok,
    kris

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  38. 我要试你的配方;)
    前几天我也做小鸡蛋糕
    200度烤了10分钟都不会脆

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  39. I like this! I like this very very much...yummy

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  40. Delicious and cute looking one...

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  41. So you going Tang to buy the electric mould? :)

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  42. ohh..ur header brings back the memories of hong kong n singapore to me...looks gr8...and those look reallt cute

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  43. A Full-Timed HouseflyJanuary 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    I like this and will definitely stock up for CNY... thanks for sharing 新乐快乐 事事顺利

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  44. Give me one! Give me one! It looks like my favorite Indonesian Kue Klemben or more popular with Kue Bolu :D. Hemm... looks divine :D

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  45. Have often these sold fresh at tesco here , got to try some now that i know whats in it hehe. looking forward for me of your new year recipes, always see very interesting looking veges during chinese new year but never know how to cook them

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  46. oh, you've got one of my favorites here! i just remember how much i had at one go when i was little. i think i can also easily pop half a dozen in my mouth in a row! haha!

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  47. This is my childhood favourite cake, i must learn this one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. they look really pretty and tasty and all those ingredients are in my pantry right now lol

    thanks for sharing!

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  49. Ooooh...these are my favourite. Sadly I can't get them here & I don't hv a bahlu mould. Maybe I should try with cupcake tins. Wonder whether it will work. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Love this....good with coffee. Can smell the aroma while you are baking this.

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  51. They look so pretty and cute. I have everything in the kitchen except the mould. :D

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  52. These look so cute, I am sure they will be wonderful to taste too.

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  53. Oh Joyce, you're so lucky that your friend know how to make this.

    Kris: Did you make this before?

    J.O: 味道是不错,不过不是很干和酥脆。

    Chris: No I'm not going to buy because my friend said she is going to give me hers. She told me the designs are quite small.

    Prathibha: So nice to hear that :)

    Pearlyn: Same to you.

    TataBonita: Thank you! I can give more than one.

    Peanutts: There are many delicious food and goodies, must try since you're in Malaysia.

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  54. lululu: Yes, I also did that. So fun and enjoyable.

    Sona, Ann, Tigerfish: Thanks!

    Mary: hehee...very creative. Must show me after you used the cupcake mould.

    Divina Pe: can follow Mary's idea:)

    Pari: Thanks~~really not bad.

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  55. This is my fav. I like to have it with coffee. Urs look perfect in shape. For the texture personally I prefer the crispy type.

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  56. Perfect!! I love eating this altho I find the commercially made ones very dry. Homemade version is so much nicer!

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  57. These look so cute and adorable!

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  58. Great kuih bahlu. My grandma used to make them under charcoal fire and they were delicious, crispy but soft in the centre.

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  59. Ju: Right, we can adjust the sweetness for the homemade cookies.

    Parita: Thanks!

    Cheah: Yes, my grandma made that too!

    CBL: I liked both :)

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  60. Oh they are extremely pretty. Can't say enough.. Very nice.

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  61. I am going to prepare a simple baquit for Chinese New year feb 13!! I'll browse your blog for recipes.

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  62. wow...look at those little beauties..love to have them with tea...greatpics too..first time here, following you:))

    cheers and do visit me if you can

    Joy Of Cooking

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  63. Ces petits gâteaux sont très tentants !!!
    Merci beaucoup pour la recette !
    Bisous et bonne soirée,
    Doria

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  64. They sorta look like baby bundt cakes. :)

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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  65. This looks like a perfect dish for Chinese New year! And it looks like a yummy birthday treat too! Happy Birthday to you! Sorry I missed it the other day but I have been crazy busy! Now the kids have gone back to school I hope to visit more often.

    Have a lovely weekend and best wishes,Natasha.

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  66. Nostalgia, Ingrid: Thanks for your comment.

    Laura: Feel free to pick any recipe you like.

    Jagruti: Thanks for visiting. You've nice blog too.

    Doria: Thank you! Really hope you like it.

    Natasha: Thank you! Thank you!

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  67. This looks beautiful. And I'll bet they are buttery and yummy! Your treats always look so great!

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  68. Looks like a beautiful, delicate cookie. I would love to try this. Fabulous effort!

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  69. I bought the moulds about 6 months ago... still haven't tried it out! haha... Hopefully, I'll be able to try it out next week! I like the one with crispy/hard skin.

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  70. Foodie: This is not buttery because no butter or oil but still good to eat.

    Katy: Thanks!

    Kristy: I think I should bake a little longer maybe 10 mins to get the crispness.

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  71. Oh! Kuih bahulu!! Definitely a comfort food of Malaysians & Singaporeans alike!! Yours look so professionally made! Bravo!

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  72. une recette bien merveilleuse qui donne envie de croquer ces petits gâteaux
    bonne soirée

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  73. oh wow these look wonderful and belated birthday wishes sweet Anncoo

    love Rebecca

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  74. I love this! You must send some for CNY! haha!

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  75. Pei-Lin: Thank you for your nice words :)

    Fimere: Merci pour votre compliment.

    Rebecca: Thank you ;D

    Hungry tummies: No problem, I can send you some of my goodies. Give me your address :)

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  76. MMMMMMMM,...these little treats look stunning!! Yummie,...:)!!

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  77. i love kueh bahulu esp they r freshly baked.. last time my malay colleague used to buy for us from her fren..she baked them daily and sold them to us ...too bad nowadays she doesnt sell anymore.. i guess we have to bake them ourselves to get the real good ones, eh.. :)

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  78. Sophie: Thanks!

    Claire: I always think that homemade cookies are the best.

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  79. Oh lalalala!!!!!! you're amazing my beautiful friend! What a lovely mould, I've never seen it before. Your treat looks so delicious.
    The batter looks like madeleine's, so light so soft.
    Happy new year darling!
    Cheers,

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  80. Wowww I really like your recipe !
    Your cakes look delicious ...

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  81. Cookies look beautiful and different.

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  82. What pretty little cakes. Sweet.

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  83. Mamatkamal, Simone, Claire, Padhu, Lori: Thank you for all your nice comment, really appreciate.

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  84. This looks so picture perfect...the recipe sounds similar to a mini sponge cake....

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  85. I have not tried making this but seeing yours , you have pout in me a desire to try them out :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Till now I still have not done my kuih bangkit. Have to make it tonite :)

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  86. Hi Simi: Thanks for coming to my blog.

    Elin: I'm trying to make the crispy type IF my time permitted. I did not make kuih bangkit this year, I think you can make perfect kuih bangkit~awaiting to see your posting soon :)

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  87. Looks so cute and yummy! I love Kuih Bahlu...it's my favourite childhood new year treat!

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  88. So cute they look,very nicely done anncoo...

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  90. Thanks Allie for coming here. I just hop to your site, very nice blog you have.

    Sushma: Thanks!

    Mamatkamal: Thank you very much, dear :)

    Fimere: Thank you!

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  91. Love this! It goes so well with a cup of coffee :-)

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  92. They look like golden flowers.... have bookmarked it.. will try it sometimes....

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  93. oh, it's too cute, love, I think I understood the recipe with the translator, I'll be trying

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  94. Those little cakes look super cute and delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and happy NY to you!!

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  95. Hi Anncoo,

    May I know how many kuih Bahlu can you yield from the receipe? I really got a hard time looking for the mould, so happy that I finally found it. Do I need to season the new mould before 1st use or can you please advise? Really looking forward to bake this kuih. Thank you..Jessie.

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  96. @Anonymous
    Hi Jessie, Sorry I don't remember how many are there in the recipe but I'm sure this is only a small portion as you can see the flour is not a lot.Wash the mould in soapy water and dry it thoroughly. Then place mould into hot oven for about 5 mins, grease oil and fill with batter. The first few pieces of the kuih bahlu will not look pretty as it'll still stick a little to the mould.

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  97. Thank you for your quick reply. Btw, how long can this kuih be kept in the airtight container? I forgot to ask earlier, sorry to trouble you again. Jessie.

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  98. @Anonymous
    Jessie ~ I don't this can be kept for very long because it is like a soft sponge cake. The traditional type are very dried.

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  99. Hi Ann, I just bought this mould and I am concerned that the batter will stick to it. The shop owner told me to soak the mould in oil for 1 whole week before use. Do you think it is necessary or is it enough by just heating it up in the oven and greasing it well? Thanks!

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    1. Ai Li, I borrowed this mould from a friend and my friend told me to heat up the mould inside the oven, grease oil and heat another time then add batter. The first few pieces will stick and the more you make the kuih will looks good.

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    2. Hi Ann, I baked these today. They were really great! Soft and fluffy! I can eat so many at one go, very difficult to control myself! I simply LOVE them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    3. Hi Ai Li, Glad to hear that :) Can make more for CNY!

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    4. Hi Ann, yes will definitely make more for CNY. The problem I encounter during the baking was the batter keep sticking to the mould....so I have to remove the crumbs first then grease again. What will be your advise? I only had 1 small mould so it was very time consuming.....anyway, I loved it a lot!!!! Thanks!

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