Are you one of the lucky ones whose mom or grandma get into baking a frenzy every Chinese New Year? I’m officially jealous! Although my aunt is a superb cook, I’ve never seen her bake in my life. The only time she uses the oven is when she wants to roast a chicken or when she wants to toast bread.. but she now toasts bread in my airfryer and doesn’t roast chickens anymore.. so hmmm. My mom is a super baker but she’s not very hardworking, so I’ve never learnt to make pineapple tarts, kueh bangkit, green pea cookies or love letters.
I’m actually pretty excited this Chinese New Year because my baking has been turning out exceptionally well! I loved the cornflake cookies that I did last week.. 88 loved them even more. The two large bottles were gone in a matter of days. Ah-mm managed to get her hands on a grand total of 2 pieces, Jason probably had 1 or 2, and the rest went right into 88’s tummy. And after polishing off those cookies, she came to me and said she really can’t eat so much cookies at a go but then asked me to bake somemore? I have a very strange aunt.