Homemade Pineapple Tarts, Part 2

In Malaysia, pineapple tarts are one of the cookies that you will always find in most homes for Chinese New Year. There are two types of pineapple tarts– the first one is the open faced variety which is the original version (which is also why this cookie is called a tart) and the second is the enclosed jam version (which I suspect came from Indonesia where many beautiful and time-consumingly designed versions of this cookie can be found).

Homemade Pineapple Tarts

Homemade pineapple tarts

I got this recipe from my third aunt, who through trial and error has created a really delicious, melt-in-your-mouth dough which is truly sublime. In some ways, I have always had some reluctance sharing this recipe because if there is one recipe that I feel is part of my family, this is probably it.


Homemade Malaysian Pineapple Tarts, Part 1

Malaysian Pineappple Tarts

I know I’ve already missed posting this during the pre-Christmas baking frenzy but I just got too busy to actually sit down and write posts. In Malaysia however, we not only bake for Christmas, we actually do MORE of our baking for Chinese New Year. That being the case, I am really NOT TOO LATE to post more cookie recipes at this time of the year. ;-) (more…)

How to Make Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

It’s getting really cold here in San Jose. We had frost on our grass this morning. I know that a lot of you have major snow storms but this cold I feel here is as cold as I’ve ever known (or want to know). I’m from the tropics and then I moved to Hawaii and I’ve now graduated to California. I don’t think I could take moving anywhere colder. (I’m a wimp, I know…)


Homemade Li Hing Margarita

Some days, you could just use a margarita.

Homemade Li Hing Margarita

Homemade Li Hing Margarita


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