Saturday, October 01, 2011

Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh (October 2011)

Hello to all Aspiring Bakers Family members and members-to-be!
I'm back hosting Aspiring Bakers #12!

I have asked everyone to decide the theme for this month and received many good suggestions. They will all be taken into consideration. Another good news is the future themes will not be restricted to baking only as we will also have cooking-related themes. :)

Back here. The theme for this month is "Traditional Kueh"!

I understand why it is so popular. For most of us, they are our favourite local delights for breakfast and snack times. From steamed carrot cake, pumpkin kueh, yam kueh to png kueh, soon kueh, chwee kueh and ang ku kueh. I also like to include chee cheong fun, fatt kueh, mian jian kueh and many others too.

Besides Chinese kueh, I'm sure you also like all the malay and nyonya kueh which most of the time uses coconut, coconut milk, pandan leaves or gula melaka. I'm not too familiar with nyonya kueh, I only remembered I always eat steamed kueh lapis peeling layer by layer. Kueh tutu is one of my favourite too!

Do make some and share your recipes with us. I look forward to your active participation and support for this event!

Who can join?
Everyone! (if you do not have a blog, just send me a photo and recipe of your bake/dish)

How to join?

Step 1 :
Make traditional kueh (kuih), can be any chinese or malay/nyonya kueh, in the month of October 2011.

Step 2 :
Post it on your blog between 01 October 2011 and 31 October 2011.
Your post must include the recipe or link to the original recipe. If you are using a recipe from a book, please include the title of the book too.
Any entries that are posted outside the date range will not be accepted.
Any entries that do not include a recipe or link to the original recipe will not be accepted too.

Step 3 :
Please mention that you are submitting your post to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh (October 2011) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker and provide a link back to this post HERE.
Entries will not be accepted if the above is not included.

Step 4 :
Email to in the following format:

Your name or nickname:
Your blog name: (omit this if you do not have a blog)
Name of your bake/dish:
URL of your post:
URL of your photo (one photo for each entry):
(alternatively, you can attach your photo in your email, preferably less than 500kb).

Please use "Aspiring Bakers #12" as your email subject. You may submit more than 1 entry.

The roundup will be posted on 01 November 2011.

If you are interested to find out what's on the previous Aspiring Bakers #11: Mid-Autumn Treats (September 2011) entries, hosted by HHB of Happy Home Baking, see the roundup HERE.


  1. Small small baker,

    Thanks for being the host of this month's aspiring bakers! I would loge to join and share! Cheers!

  2. Cant wait to try making kueh...I am sure every one is eager to accept the challenge :)

  3. Another challenge for me... never really make any kueh!

  4. This is gonna be fun! I've been wanting to make a certain kueh.. but keep putting it off.. this is the time to do it now!

  5. It'll be good to get my hands on making kuehs! I hope to be able to join this round! :)

  6. i'm sure there are a lot of great kueh makers too! oh, really looking forward to see each and evry one with their kuehs!!

  7. I'm sure to join this time!!! This come just in time for my new recipe which I got few hours ago..hehe! I can't wait to try it out myself too...:D

  8. oooh great :D love this idea! does 'soups' qualify? like ah-balling or bubur?

  9. Honey boy, HHB, Lala, Jane, Reese, Lena:
    Look forward to your entries! :)

    Wen: I also seldom make kueh. Shall wait for great recipes to try.

    Janine: I think kueh are usually steamed and sometimes fried. I prefer not to include soups. Will leave that to desserts theme in another AB okie. :)

  10. SSB, i just made Har Guo, is this qualify to enter Oct event?

  11. U mean prawn dumpling? Not really kueh right? Keep your recipe first, maybe we will have a dim sum theme. Hehe!

  12. I missed many chances to join, hope this time I will have time to make kuih and join all of you!

  13. I have some kuih kosui pics in my hdd that I've not blogged, just in time for this :-)

  14. I'm really glad having discovered Aspiring Bakers. This has really got me back to my local roots. Have been westernized for way too long! Thank you!

  15. Ping: Thanks for your support! Look forward to your participation. :)

  16. Thanks for hosting! Will try to participate (:

  17. :( I will most likely pass this month. Busy moving to Australia. Wish you all have fun!

    Also, if you happen to bake any bakes related to Halloween, kindly link your lovely post to my hosted event "Halloween Party" too @

  18. Hankerie: It's ok. Really thank u for your support for AB. :)

  19. Thanks for hosting this month's aspiring bakers traditional kueh. As I just lunched my blog last month, I was a bit uncertain how to go about the Aspiring participation. Thanks to all my blogger friends and Jane , now its all clear. I have managed to participate 2 kueh(s) for this month. Yeah! !Thanks again small small baker.

  20. Li Shuan: Welcome to our little family here! :)

    I also want to thank you and Jane for supporting this event. We will have new theme every month hosted by different bloggers. Keep a lookout and hope you can continue to participate. Remember to check our roundups on 1st of each month to each what other bloggers have made. Have fun! :)