As she was getting frustrated with the nian gao making, she used the extra banana leaves to make this instead.
It's called Banh Tet. Vietnamese Zhang . They make it for their new year i heard.
Heard it needs 8 to 10 hours of cooking but Mamarazzi used pressure cooker. Cooked in 3 hours.
After that project, it was followed by honeycomb biscuit. Tough "cookies" to make. Hard to get the texture and color right. And it's even harder get the oil out.
When Mamarazzi asked me if i want to try this, i told her i rather not as it's too oily.
That evening, Mamarazzi spotted an advertisement in Facebook about Cornflakes cookies.
The next morning while i attended Funland ( yup i still go to Funland and listen to story about Jesus), Mamarazzi zoomed o the nearest bakery supplies shop and bought the ingredients .
Very easy to make. I helped Mamarazzi to arrange the cups in the tray and make sure they don't fly away as the fan was on . Need to put the cornflakes, nuts, seeds and berries mixture into the cups fast before it harden.
The second project of that day was Chicky
The 1st batch the other day was just enough to give to friends and supposed for my teachers.
Mamarazzi gave me 4 boxes for 4 of my teachers. Asked me once reached the school immediately go to Teachers Room and give out .
But....i went to my class instead...after a ding and a dong...some how...i dunno why and i dunno how..Mamarazzi's instructions seems to have gone with the wind....i end up selling 2 boxes to my friends.
Came home i dare not tell Mamarazzi until she questioned me and found out. Kaboom!
Hence the need to make some more for my teachers.
Making the chicky was a joy . Then Mamarazzi heard Papa asking about Kok Chai.
Google...found the recipe. seems pretty easy. Just mix the grounded peanuts, sesame seeds and sugar. Then stuff them into the pastry.
Woke up 6am to make it. Thought 1-2 hours will be done. That 1-2 hours went on till 1pm...which made me nearly late for my school activities.
She made two types. The sweet peanuts filling and the spicy dried sambal shrimps.
Not easy..not easy...whole day only managed to make 3 tiny tubs.
Luckily Papa helped her to fry.
This morning while I was in school , she used the leftover sambal to make this sambal popiah
Papa was in charge of the frying department . Managed to get 1 tub of these. Hopefully can last till Chinese New Year lah.
Kitchen officially closed now.