Archive for January, 2009

Bernie makes Kuih Lapis!

Kuih Lapis, a small asian cake cooked layer upon layer until golden brown is a favourite among my family members during Chinese New Year. Since I wasn’t around for last year’s celebrations, I went on a baking spree this year to make up for my absence, and Kuih Lapis was on the list~

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I’ve seen my mother make Kuih Lapis before, but it was a long long time ago. She didn’t like the tediousness of the cake as she had to prepare other dishes as well and that cake took up a lot of her time. Since I ‘had’ the free time (or whatever time I had after cleaning the house before CNY), I decided to give it a go, and the recipe didn’t look too daunting either~

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Bernie celebrates Chinese New Year 2009!

祝大家 新年快乐, 万事如意~

Wishing everyone a Prosperous Lunar New Year 2009

Yep, its me again! Haven’t been able to come online for the past few weeks (which is the whole of January) to blog and now Chinese New Year is here! I’ve just been cleaning up the whole house from top to toe and doing a lot of cooking/baking as well, getting ready for the big day. The house looks sparkling clean and there’s lots to eat!

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Gua Ji, Chocolates, Sweets and my Kueh Lapis and Pineapple Tarts!

On Chinese New Year Eve, I had a wonderful reunion dinner with my family and relatives! Didn’t take photos cause I was too tired to take any after helping out the whole day, which was sad cause there was so much good food on the table. And of course visiting relatives on the first day!

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Abalone for Hee Peow Soup (Fish Maw Soup)

I did the usual baking, this year making the pineapple tarts, trying out Kueh Lapis (Layer Cake) and a new recipe for butter cake (richer and eggier?). Recipes will be posted as soon as possible! You don’t have to wait till CNY to make them, cause they are good all year round!

Once again, wishing all a very Happy Lunar New Year! Signing out!