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Alternative namesBaulu
TypePastry, kue/kuih
CourseSnack, dessert
Place of originMalaysia[1]
Region or stateMalay Peninsula, also found in West Kalimantan and Brunei
Serving temperatureroom temperature
Main ingredientsWheat flour, eggs, sugar, baking powder

Bahulu or baulu (Jawi: باهولو) is a traditional Malay pastry (kue/kuih). It is similar in concept to the madeleine cake, but round in shape and composed of different ingredients.[2][3] There are three versions available, the most common being bahulu cermai (star-shaped) and the more elusive bahulu gulung (shaped like rolls) and bahulu lapis (layered). Bahulu is believed to be originated in Malay Peninsula during the colonization era and is the corruption of the Malaccan Kristang (Portuguese-Eurasian people) word, bolu (Portuguese: bolo) which means cake. It is usually served during Eid al-Fitr as well as during the Lunar New Year.[2][3]

In Indonesia, this pastry is quite popular in Kalimantan, especially in Pontianak, Sambas and Singkawang in West Kalimantan.[4] In other parts of Indonesia, bahulu is also called kue bolu kering, an old-fashioned dry bolu cake, and regarded as one of the numerous variant of kue bolu sponge cake.[5]

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  1. ^ Nabsiah Abdul Wahid; Hamdia Mudor (2009). "Evaluating The Perception on Objective Quality of Bahulu Between Local Micro Food Producers and Consumers in Penang". Journal of Agribusiness Marketing. 2 (1).
  2. ^ a b "Kuih Bahulu - Resepi Kuih Bahulu Cermai" (in Malay). Resepi Kuih Tradisional. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "12 Snacks We All End up Eating During Chinese New Year No Matter How You Resist". RojakDaily. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ Yusriadi (2019-03-09). Identitas Orang Melayu di Hulu Sungai Sambas (in Indonesian). Elmans' Institute.
  5. ^ "Mencicipi Kue Bahulu, Bolu Jadul Kering dan Rasanya Gurih". iNews.ID (in Indonesian). 2019-11-29. Retrieved 2020-09-22.