CNY Pineapple Tarts

Chinese New Year cookies, or tarts as they’re commonly called, are a shortbread filled with sweet, sticky crushed pineapple.  Fresh out of the oven, these ones, adapted from Billy Law from Masterchef’s recipe, were biscuit-y, hard enough to hold but also cake-like, melt-in-your-mouth crumbly.  There’s something incredibly exciting about blurred lines. This rings true for Continue reading CNY Pineapple Tarts

Traditional Lotus Mooncakes

Happy Mooncake Festival. The extent of my knowledge about the Mid-autumn Festival is, admittedly, limited. What I do know is that a glorious cake, known as the mooncake, is a traditional part of the celebration and they’re available, always beautifully packaged, in Chinese supermarkets around this time of year. Whatever else the Festival entails, mooncakes have to Continue reading Traditional Lotus Mooncakes