I know... I deserved it.. all due to my procrastination, I'm left with only 2 weeks for my cny bakes. The coming 2 weeks will definately be crunch time... as I have in mind a whole (long) list of cny to-bakes!
To start off the baking frenzy, I baked some kuih balu. I bought the cheap stainless steel molds a few years back, and I do remember attempting this bake but the mold was disappointing as the kuih balu stuck on it even tho I had greased and floured them. Furthermore, the design of the mold was not defined when baked. Until recently I spotted a recipe by Sinner. Her kuih balus looks so good! and this is a favourite snack of mine, and my little one... so I decided to give the mold another chance. :P Well, this time I followed Sinner's instruction to grease the mold... the kuihs still got stuck. However the recipe yield great kuih balus... so good that the family finished it in 1 afternoon, and I had doubled that recipe.
Not wanting to give up, I bought the same molds as Sinner in a recent trip across the causeway. I was glad that I bought these molds... they were going for RM8.90/pc. At a baking supply shop west of Sg, these molds are selling for SGD9.80! This is how the mold looks like.
Thanks to Sinner's sharing.... I tripled the recipe this time, reduced some sugar, and added chocolate rice; and this is the recipe:
What you need
- 3 eggs ( I used 60gm eggs)
- 85gm castor sugar
- 90gm plain flour
- 1/4 + 1/8 tsp baking powder
- vanilla extract
- a handful of chocolate rice
What to do
- Preheat the oven at 190 degrees. Also, place the molds into the oven to heat them up.
- Sift the plain flour and baking powder together, set aside.
- Whip eggs till foamy, add in the castor sugar, beat on high.
- Add in vanilla extract, continue to whip eggs till ribbon stage.
- Fold in sifted flour mixture into the whipped eggs.
- Add in a handful of chocolate rice and fold into the batter.
- Take out heated molds, spray PAM onto it.
- Scoop batter into mold, till full.
- Bake for 10mins at 190degrees and remove with skewer onto cooling rack.
- Cool completely and store.
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