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Kuih Bolu Kukus (Steamed Bahulu Cupcakes)

Steamed Indonesian cupcakes - Kuih Bahulu or sometimes called Kuih Balu.

Ingredients for Balu Kukus:
  • 5 eggs
  • 10 oz. (315g.) castor sugar
  • 8 oz. (250g.) flour + 2 oz. (60g.) self-raising flour - (sifted together twice)
  • 1 small bottle ice cream  soda
  • 2 oz. (60g.) brown sugar (break down lumps if any)
  1. Beat eggs and sugar till very thick and creamy
  2. Fold in the flour and add ice cream soda, a little at a time.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar till dissolved.
  4. Bring water to boil in steamer.
  5. Place small porcelain cups in it for 3 mins. Remove and oil cups, return to steamer again and steam for 2 mins.
  6. Fill cups with mixture but only 2/3 full.
  7. Cover steamer and steam for 7-10 mins. till well risen. Check out these food steamers.
  8. Remove cakes from cups and cool slightly. Serve.

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