Mariah’s Kuih Bangkit and Bahulu

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Who would have thought that behind the mouth-watering kuih bangkit and bahulu is a story of hardship and struggle by one gutsy lady.

Mariah Dollah, 60, from Kampung Pulau Pisang in Malim Nawar became the sole breadwinner after the death of her doting husband over a decade ago. Not wanting to trouble her relatives with her problems, she struggled alone without much help from anyone. “I decided to eke out an honest living to raise my three daughters,” she told Ipoh Echo.

Mariah’s forte is baking Malay cookies the traditional way, a talent she acquired from her late grandmother. The income she obtained from the sale of her cookies has enabled her not only to put food on the table but to educate her three daughters until they were capable of standing on their own two feet.

Mariah has carved a niche for herself, as her cookies are being sought after by those in the know. She receives orders from near and far. Mariah bakes her cookies all year round to keep a constant supply in the market.

“The demand is greater during Hari Raya, weddings and on special occasions.” In spite of her tight schedule she manages herself wonderfully. She employs two helpers whenever the going gets tough. Otherwise, she is all by herself. “I work better alone,” she quipped.

Her white fluffy kuih bangkit is made from flour that has been fried without oil. The dough is then mixed with coconut milk and sugar before being baked. Her bahulu is golden and spongy but crispy when eaten. A container of 50 bahulu and kuih bangkit is sold for RM11 each.

Call 05-4773309 to  order.

SH

3 thoughts on “Mariah’s Kuih Bangkit and Bahulu

  1. Salam. terima kasih diatas ucapan maaf tersebut. boleh sy dapatkan makluman mengenai ralat yang akan dibuat adalah untuk keluaran bila? diharap, ralat tersebut dapat dibuat atas dasar tidak berlaku sabarang salah faham selepas ini. terima kasih.

  2. Saudari Nor Haizat,

    Kami mengambilkira akan aduan saudari dan akan menyiarkan “apology” untuk membetulkan kesilapan yang berlaku. Harap maklum, kesilpan tersebut bukan disengajakan bagaimana sekali pun suadari melihatnya.

    Izinkan saya, secara peribadi, memohon maaf bagi pihak Ipoh Echo.

    Wasalam.

    Fathol Zaman Bukhari
    Ketua Pengarang

  3. saya adalah anak sulung kepada Pn Mariah Dolah, individu yang dimaksudkan dalam artikel diatas. Bekerja sebagai guru di samping 2 orang adik lain yang juga turut bekerja. Banyak fakta di dalam artikel di atas telah di olah menjadi sebuah cerita yang amat bertentangan dengan fakta yang sebenar.Sesungguhnya suami kepada Pn Mariah ( ayah kami ) masih lagi hidup dan ibu kami membuat kueh hanya sebagai mengisi masa lapang….bukan kerana ingin menyara sesiapa. Kami ingin pihak yang berkenaan membetulkan semula fakta kerana ini melibatkan maruah kami sekaluarga.

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