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.
Ok, this is insane. The apple crumble that I baked at 1pm Saturday ? It is STILL INCREDIBLY CRUNCHY now at 1am Sunday. I’ll admit it. I kinda knew I would foil the “diet” plan when I decided to bake this today. But I convinced myself with, “怎样？吃水果是没有错的嘛，对吗？” (“What? There’s nothing wrong in eating fruits right?”) And thankfully so, because I just made the best dessert I have ever made, and I have made quite a few desserts.