Friday, 12 February 2021

Happy Chinese New Year 2021!

Keong Hee Huat Chye! Sorry for my long silence. Busy lah. I heard from the grapevine that there were people fighting over my cookies last year. 

I was so flattered and as they say, flattery get you everywhere. So. I baked.


I decided to invert the chocolate chips because those pointy bits tend to get smushed when packed. In our hot weather, chocolate chips get all melty.


These were inspired by my campak-campak 2020 Cookies. I will share the recipe later.


These cranberry ones are a firm favorite.


It is back breaking work. From morning till evening.


That's why I don't sell cookies.


It's best to keep it as a hobby and the cookie baking marathon a once a year endeavor.


I was really pooped at the end of it.


I managed to fill up 8 canisters.


I will be baking some more. If my brother is reading this, yes, your share will come later heh..heh....

Meanwhile in another part of the world, my auntie was making kuih kapit.


She and a cousin of mine made these over the charcoal stove. So rajin


It takes some dexterity to remove the hot kuih kapit from the mold and then fold it before it hardens.


My auntie made some more over the gas stove.


My Chinese New Year eve dinner was decidedly uninspiring.


My partner was away at a small family do nearby. I chose to stay safe at home.

This is my dining table today. So blah.


And my breakfast. Also blah.


So Girl, how is this year's Chinese New Year compared to last year?


That look says it all - boring lah, Ma.... Kong-Kong and Mah-Mah not here, not lau juak


Don't worry Girl, hopefully next year's Chinese New Year will be different.

Before I go munch on some cookies, let me wish all my friends and readers who are celebrating, a very Happy and Healthy and Safe Chinese New Year! We can talk about wealth and prosperity next year (hopefully).

20 comments:

  1. I would love some very lemak kueh kapit - we call them kueh sepit here. Personally I prefer these traditional kuihs anytime, none of those trendy ones for me, thank you very much!!!

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    1. Oh! Almost forgot! A Blessed and Happy Year of the Ox to you and your loved ones.

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    2. Thank you for your wishes! The same to you and yours.

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  2. Wishing you abundance and good health for this new year. Yummy-licious cookies. I would love to munch on the cookies but I didn't buy or make any. Yes, this year is a boring new year for many people. Hopefully, things will be better next new year.

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    1. Wishing the same for you! I also hope next year's CNY will be back to normal or almost normal.

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  3. Wishing you and your loved ones good health, prosperity, happiness and good luck in this niu year! Girl Girl is so pretty, relaxing during cny. So the 8 containers of cookes are not for your brothers. Keep baking!

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    1. My same wishes to you and yours! I hope to keep up with the baking bug.

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  4. Overdose of cookies!! I also have quite lot of cookies, mostly gifts from people.

    Gong xi fa cai to you.

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  5. I love your cookies recipes, I will try more batches another day.. after CNY... too tiring now and too quiet, wait till my cookie munchers are back home first! hahaha...

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    1. LOL! Yes, must have people to eat them then only you bake.

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  6. Happy Niu Year to you Phong Hong. Girl girl, no worries, next year CNY will be lau juak ok, sayang sayang, Wishing you good health and happiness Phong Hong, stay safe and stay healthy, that is most important for now.

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    1. Happy Niu Year to you too and wishing all good things for you, Libby! Girl Girl hopes that next year we will have a more fun celebration.

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  7. Xinnian Kuaile LL..... wishing u a joy, happiness, health, wealth and good good thing come to u always....
    U pun lama duk diam diam bawah meja macam I ke LL.... hahhaha
    Oklah tu.... diam diam pun siap 8 tin biskut. Alaaaa.... Sedihnya kena tinggal dengan abang

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    1. Thank you, Hainom! Kan...daripada duduk diam2 kat rumah, kita membaking lah. Tak boring. LOL!

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  8. Homemade cookies are the best...but so much work and so tiring. Let me take this opportunity to wish you & your partner, Girl & Belle too a Happy 'Niu' Year...hope it'll be an ox-picious year for you! ;)

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    1. Thank you for your wishes! Very true and it looks like I will be baking again this weekend. LOL!

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  9. Keong Hee Huat Chye! Keong Hee Huat Chye! only got ah Girl picture...mana Belle? your cookies look so premium...can sell at Famous Amos already....and become Famous PH Cookies!

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    1. LOL! Belle cabut-ed after her morning makan. I think she went visiting hah...hah...

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  10. You cookies are arranged so nicely and neatly in the canister, mine just simply put, LOL
    Kuih Kapit making is definitely time and labour consuming that I would never do! Imagine one piece of Kuih Kapit maybe need 2-3 minutes to make but eating it just need 2-3 seconds. =.="

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