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Went to defu lane to buy ready made pineapple paste, made some pineapple tarts with it, bought some to office and my collegues like it. I am quite happy with the pineapple paste, it was not so sweet and the paste has a nice yellow golden colour.

My first pineapple tarts, I tried to crimp a rose, find it need a little bit more effort, for me alone, I would rather roll like a pillow, it faster in this way for me to make to give to my parents and siblings.


Next sunday, going to have a family gathering from my husband side. Normally, we would have a gathering during Christmas and Chinese New Year. Last Christmas, there's is no meet up and my sister-in-law suggested for an earlier gathering for CNY as the actual day, they are at overseas.

My husband suggested for me to cook mee siam, I don't like to do the same thing everytime. I told him, I go and do guo tie and see whether is it passable for a presentation next week. Looks like not so bad, but boring to do alone.

Earlier in the afternoon went Giant Tampines to do marketing, and bought the minced pork, I don't really like it, it's was too fine and I can't taste the texture of the meat. It's was not easy from the start when wrapping the dumplings but as I do through midway, I find it to be easier. No doubt the dough was a simple ingredients of flour and water, I like the texture, it's chewy. My hushand comment that I should put in more koo chye.

Never give up

It's a long time, I have not tried baking Kueh Lapis since I have failed baking in this quite a number of years ago. Since the spirit is in the air, tried baking again and after the 3rd try, I manage to achieve this after seeking advice from some friends. thank you.

Ist try, went to bake with grill on fan mode, result bottom overbake and top damp, put on my thinking cap, think it is, tried again 2nd time with grill no fan and reduce the temperature to 200 degrees, doesn't work, oil oozing out, result oily cake. This time round, after seeking advice on how to handle the oven, the cake much drier and the taste is more robust but there's is still a need for a little improvement.

Will be one of the items to my mother for CNY, she will be very happy, one of her favorite.

crossant dough


It's my first time hearing "zhuang nai" and my friend said it's something like steam milk custard. One is cooked and let it set and the other steamed. She did one for me to try and I loved it and this is a typical cantonese dessert. Marvellously, this simple dessert only need 3 things - milk , sugar and ginger and yet taste as soft as beancurd(tau huay)... ginger milk custard is one of my favorite and I used to buy from HK dessert stall.

Found this on website, I myself haven't try this.

Milk Custard With Ginger Juice
What you need

200 ml Fresh milk
10 ml ginger juice
25 grams sugar

What you do

1) Boil Milk in the pot. Add sugar and let set for two minutes.
2) Pour milk in bowl with ginger juice.
3) Leave till set.
4) Serve Warm

Made frozen berries cupcakes today with raspberry buttercream. Sometimes I wonder what is the difference in muffins and cupcakes. Could it be the mini cakes with frosting on top is cupcake, and same cake no frosting is muffin. Very confusing hor.
Who cares, as long as it taste good. Daughter likes it, so do I.

My stupid theory, put in muffin cups and bake and I say this is a muffin, put a decoration on top, say this is a cupcake, it still will be a pass. I still think muffins are heavy in texture. Well this is going to be a debating end... haiz....

Went with Jane to learn on this passionfruit cake, put in practice and actually it was quite tedious in doing, a lot of steps. Despite with lots of hiccups along the way, still manage to assemble the whole cake. When practice alone,there's a lot of learning. ka-ran-ka-bo. I keep looking at the complete cake and realise something is missing, came to realise, I forgot to sprinkle some snow powder on top of meringue stick... haiz--
getting old... lost of memory... part and parcel of old age... Quite satisfied with the outcome of the whole cake. :)

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