Friday, February 02, 2007

Reminiscing Childhood Play


Me and my sis had a great time yesterday making pineapple tarts for the coming Chinese New Year celebration. Reliving the good ol’ days when both of us used to sit together to help mom with this particular chore. It has been such a long long time since mom bake any pineapple tarts or any other form of cookies. This year she decided to do it while enlisting help from both of us - one 'Tai-Kar-Che' and one 'Siew-Mui-Mui' (one big sister and one small sister).

Mom cooked the pineapple jam the day before and she was also the one who prepared the dough. Sis was assigned to wield the family heirloom cookie cutter (Hahaha. I thought since it has been with our family for such a long time – eversince our childhood till todate, it befits that title right). So, what’s my mission for the day? Me, I am honored with a spoon and a fork – not for eating with ok. Need to use both apparatus to gently and delicately lay that precious golden-brown-yummylicious jam on the cut-out cookies dough. Seems like easy enough job you say. Mind you, it can be quite tiresome after some time of trying to get that sticky-like-hell jam to stay on the dough and not on the ‘apparatus’ itself. Grrrr…

At least I had fun making teasing my Sis on her inconsistent cut-outs of cookies dough – some being too thick, some too thin and some with very faint patterns on it. LOL. I do not know why, but teasing her was really so much fun *cheeky grin*. Like the Chinese says, “The big bullies the small” (Tai Har Sai – in Cantonese).

For the grand finale… Sis and I suggested to fool around with the extra dough (cos’ we have long run out of jam to go with) and together we made a cute lil’ biscuit boy ala gingerbread man, a biscuit mama with skirt, a block of 916 gold bar, some peanut butter balls, a starfish which was supposed to be a star in the first place, a few other weird looking shapes and an obscene looking vagina like biscuit with generous spread of golden-brown pineapple jam in the center. Ahem… the latter was my sister’s idea and craftswomanship. It was really so much fun doing all this. We used to do the same thing when mom asks us to help her with the rolling of ‘Tong Yuan’ balls (A sweet desert made of glutinous rice flour rolled into balls).

Did anyone of you shares similar childhood fun?

16 comments:

Kok said...

*Akhem*
Any pineapple cookies for me? I love pineapple cookies! :P

You and your sis are 'yai yai' (cantonese) ah! What kind of cookies you and your sis made ah? hahaha!

gina said...

Can I have that 916 gold bar, pretty please?

Kleio da Muse said...

Kok: Pineapple cookies are to die for. lol. *serves yummy pineapple cookies to Kok*



Gina: What? You mean you don’t want that pussy-look-alike tart my sis made. I should have made one gigantic male family-jewels just for you, if not for my son being around :))

Law Tien Soon said...

Kleio, put up some pictures of your success ma :D

Kok said...

LOL! Thanks kleio! :D

stev said...

incidentally was busy err... eating pineapple cookies over here :P

Che-Cheh said...

Hey me and sis did that once too..from the leftover dough, we made some freaking gingerbread man, stars, etc. Turn out so hideous until we don't dare to eat them. LOL

Jay said...

I like to put entire pineapple tarts into my mouth for maximum satisfaction.

This does not, by the way, mean I have a big mouth.

Kleio the Muse said...

Law Tien Soon ~ Aiyoh yoh, paiseh-lah. Lol. Hehehe. Actually the truth was I didn’t manage to take any pictures of it. Too much of work – had to manipulate my mom to get her digital camera out for the snap. It’s a pity I don’t own a digital camera of my own. The pixs taken with my handphone is way too pathetic.

Kleio the Muse said...

Kok ~ For you, any time my fren ;) Hope it suits your taste.

Kleio the Muse said...

Stev ~ Yay, another pineapple aficionado I presume? Great choice. It’s my favorite cookie of all time.

Kleio the Muse said...

Che-Cheh ~ Sistahood wasn’t so bad eh. You still cook-out with your sis till now isn’t it? – Read a post of yours on it some time back.

Kleio the Muse said...

Jay ~ OMG!!! It’s the man himself *shrieks shrilly and faints*.

You really have made my day for dropping by my blog and commenting too. It’s like getting a well sought after autograph of a hot hot celeb. Yiiii… *faints again* Sorry for all that drama. I can’t help it, really :D

Putting it whole into one’s mouth is the best way of savoring these yummylicious pineapple tarts. You had the right concept there.


P/S: Been missing you and your blog :(


Note: In case the rest of you didn’t know why all the fuss about Jay… well, let’s just say the man himself use to blog too and his blog totally rocks. Never failed to put a smile on my face each time I visit it. It’s a stitch producing blog – so hilarious that at times I nearly fell off from my chair laughing. Gosh, I miss the good ol’ days when Jay still blogs.

Mikeymike said...

Is it ok if you lick off the pineapple? ;)

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Kleio the Muse said...

Mikeymike:
You could, but that's not my habit. I usually finish it in two bites. Yum.