Hi everyone! How has your week been so far? We’re experiencing a heatwave in Perth and it’s SO HOT! But good thing there is good weather for CNY, right?
I spent the whole of last week preparing things for CNY and our reunion dinner. It was a lot of work, but I LOVE IT! I love CNY. I love the tradition, and I love the festivities. It’s a lot more toned down here than in Hong Kong but nevertheless, it’s great having the whole family together during this time. My sister SC managed to come back for it this time from her overseas job so that was an added bonus (We hadn’t seen her for 3 months before this weekend!).
Anyway, I decided to make some goodies for CNY this year for us to eat, and to share with friends who visit us and whom we visit. I see so many delicious recipes on various blogs, I just couldn’t resist trying them out! haha.
So this is the small CNY stash I made for this year =)
Peanut cookies. These literally melt in your mouth! So fragrant, so good! (recipe here)
Almond cookies (recipe here)
‘Siu hao sun hoi’ Smiling mouth cookies (recipe here). Mine weren’t very crunchy…unlike store-bought ones. Maybe I made them too big or didn’t fry for long enough?
Tried my hand at making pineapple tarts. Well, ‘pineapple’. They sure don’t look like pineapples! haha. Must practice more! I made my own jam based on what I’ve tasted in Singapore (my boyfriend JS’ Aunt’s jam tastes SO GOOD!). I used this dough to wrap but added more flour because I don’t like it too buttery.
Mini pork floss rolls with seaweed & sesame seeds (thanks, Jessie for the idea!)
So that’s the bakes I made for CNY. Favourites were the almond cookies, pork floss rolls and bakkwa. I think my sister SC finished the pork floss rolls already…I saw an empty container this morning =P haha.
Omgoodness the bakkwa. SO GOOD! We haven’t had it for at least a year so it was so good to find such a simple recipe (Thanks so much, Sonia!). It tasted fantastic!
Stay tuned for my post about our reunion dinner!
Thanks for reading! ^^ Enjoy the rest of the week!
龍年到了!! 恭喜發財, 新年快樂!