Saturday, February 13, 2010

Guilty as Charged

Yes Pineapple Tarts!

We are all guilty of over-eating during the festive period. Ba kwa, love letters, almond cookies, pineapple tarts, you name it we eat it. February is the time to forget about losing weight and loading on more calories.

Orders for my pineapple tarts meant that the number of pineapple tarts at home grew as well. I baked several rounds of pineapple tarts this year that I have forgotten the number of times I've baked it at home. I'm getting a little tired of pineapple tarts. And I was beginning to have a hard time cherry picking them for sale. Only the good ones go, the bad ones with cracks and incomplete-looking stayed at home. It was like choosing the best looking chick for the contest. The first batch was a test bit for me as I was getting the hang of kneading and rolling the dough. The subsequent batches were better as the texture, taste, colour and level of sweetness was optimum! Then came the last few batches which is the time nearer to CNY that the tarts were either too ugly looking, burnt, duller looking, sweeter or harder. It's like the economics of production and manufacturing. Products get manufactured better after the machine slowly warms up and done its round of test cutting and moulding. Then after the machine has overworked and heated, the end products are somewhat 'overdone' and machine breaks down as a result of over functioning. Same logic.

Nevermind. Here are a few shots of the tarts I baked today and I swear this is going to be the last batch I'm baking this year! Or at least, this time now. I'm beginning to dislike pineapple tarts. Along with other yummy cookies which I have a weakness for, how can I shed my 5kg? I've got tubs and tubs of chocolate chip cookies from Cedele, cereal cookies, Pandan kueh lapis, Ba Kwa and tons and tons of pineapple tarts at home. The list is endless.

For Valentine's Day tomorrow, which is also first day of CNY, I am going to attempt a no-bake cheesecake, recipe with courtesy from Celest. After sharing it with everyone in office one day, we all fell in love with it. Even Will Bright, her British boss, surprised everyone in the office with his blueberry cheesecake the following week, and a raspberry one after that. For a non cheesecake lover, I must say this cheesecake is to die for!

Photo of Blueberry Cheesecake made by Will Bright

And speaking of which I'm supposed to be jogging at this time :)

..till then...Happy new year everyone!


Happy Homebaker said...

I just had my first round of cookies and bah kwa...I am look forward to another few more rounds tomorrow, will have to jog an extra round when the holidays is over ;p
Happy Lunar New Year!

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Missy, have a wonderful Tiger Year and just forget about the extra calories for the time being. ;)

Missy said...

HHB: same here.. ive been eating so much ba kwa than I dont know how many more rounds I have to jog to shed it off :P

SSB: same to u too happy hu year!

Aimei said...

Yeah let's motivate one another to exercise to burn away the calories after the holidays! Happy New Year Missy!

Missy said...

yes! after the hols.. i cannot do that now as the tarts are too tempting! : ) happy new yr Aimei!

Junglefrog said...

Happy New Year Missy and well, you can always send some of those lovely cookies my way if you feel you need to get rid of

Missy said...

HI Junglefrog.. hahah thats so funny :) i ALYWAS have leftovers here ...

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