From Sweet to Savoury
May 24, 2010

Here’s another introduction to a more local kuih (malay cake). This is called Kuih Bakar Lauk (literal translation: Savoury Baked Cake). I love this little mini tart-like kuih. It consists of a mixture of egg, flour and milk with a filling made up of spiced minced beef, Chinese parsley, spring onion, chili and fried shallots. It has a slight custard like texture when hot and tastes oh-so-good.

It is usually “fried” in its flower like mould placed onto a gas stove. Lacking this special gas stove thing that my aunt uses to make this kuih, I baked mine in mini muffin trays in my humble convection oven.