With my newfound interest in kuih-making, I fervently scoured the baking stores and departmental stores in Kuching and Sibu for the equipment to make them. Unfortunately the traditional wooden molds are no longer sold; replaced instead by bright plastic ones. Though next time I return to Malaysia, I must remember to check the antique stores for the traditional molds.
This is my list of what I must have in order to get into the mood to bake. A caveat, – I am such a sloth that unless things are easy, I can’t drum up the motivation, so some of these are most likely superfluous to serious home bakers. What are your must-haves?
1. Clear storage containers
These are great; I always know how much flour, sugar, nuts, etc I have. If I have to rush out to purchase basic baking ingredients, my short attention span means that by the time I get back, my mind has moved on to other things. These by Sistema come with measuring cups, – how clever!