Kuih Bangkit II

Last but certainly not least, my CNY treat #6 is Kuih Bangkit. Kuih Bangkit is a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth coconut-flavored cookie. It is in fact my all-time favorite CNY cookie! Here’s the problem – it is probably (for me) the most challenging cookie to make. Most Kuih Bangkit recipes use tapioca flour (aka tapioca starch), which […]

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Sticky Cake)

I’m down to CNY treat #5 and it is Nian Gao! First things first – I would like to thank Sonia (and her mum) of the Nasi Lemak Lover blog for sharing this traditional recipe. I will treasure it, Sonia! Nian Gao is usually referred to as the Chinese New Year cake but it’s not […]

Orange Chiffon Cake and Blackberry Sauce

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I figured I’ll take a little break from all the CNY treats to post this recipe which I made over Christmas and again in January for a birthday party. The fresh flavors were a welcome change to all the chocolate desserts during the holiday season…so, if you’re looking for something not […]

Cashew Cookies

For CNY treat #4, I couldn’t resist making these delicious, melt-in-the-mouth cookies created by another fellow Malaysian. These heavenly little morsels are simply irresistible and are extremely simple to make. Not only that, I love that it’s dairy-free which means I can eat as many as I want (there goes the waistline :-D). 1⅓ cup […]

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Pomelo or loke yau in Cantonese is a popular fruit during CNY as the word ‘yau’ sounds like the word for abundance, thereby hinting at an abundance of good fortune. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year! Although I’m just half Chinese (from my mum’s side), I’ve always celebrated Chinese New Year along with […]

Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts

Here’s CNY treat #3 – Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts. The anchovies (they come already salted) are fried until crispy, seasoned with white pepper to taste and mixed with lightly salted roasted peanuts for a delicious and addictive snack (don’t knock it till you try it). :-D Click here to find out how to “fry” […]

Pineapple Tarts (Success!)

With Chinese New Year fast approaching (February 3rd), reality finally sets in. I will never be able to make all the CNY treats I have planned unless there are five of me…er…make that ten. :-D At least, I managed to accomplish one thing so far – I finally finished making Pineapple Tarts…successfully! (Hurray!) An essential […]

Devil’s Food Cake Muffins

Here’s another guest post from my sis, Flora – the muffins look great, Sis! I can’t wait to make them myself. :-D Lightly adapted from “King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking” I doubled the original recipe to make 48 muffins. These freeze really well up to a month – not that any muffin has lasted […]

Fruit and Nut Honey Granola

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious way to start your day, look no further! This full-of-goodness granola is really easy to make and I love that it keeps me energized and satisfied until my next meal. Makes a great pick-me-up snack too! :D Slightly adapted from the Maple Granola recipe in the King […]