Monday, February 4, 2008

In preparation for CNY

For our family, a CNY must have is pineapple tarts. We all enjoy eating it as the pastry can be crunchy (like a biscuit) or the melt in the mouth sort. That coupled with the sweet (and sometimes slightly sourish taste) of the pineapple, makes it a delightful snack.

So, in preparation for CNY, we got our production line started making our favourite goodie:
The kids happily rolling out and cutting the dough

The pastry cases before the pineapple is added

N patiently glazing the pineapple tarts

The finished product.

F-i-l is the oldest in his family. As a result, we have all his brothers, sisters and their families visiting us over the CNY. So, we have to make sure there is sufficient food and drinks for all. When I was at the supermart buying the drinks, someone commented that I was starting a kopitiam. No, I am not going to compete with kopisoh for her business. But just drinks alone, this is how much we bought:

This is in addition to the traditional longan tea which we serve.

What do you think? Can open kopitiam or not?


Sweetiepie said...

LOL!you are right..i thought you snap the kopitian..kekekeThat's alot!But I am happy that you have lots of relatives.Your pineapple looks very yummy!can i have one?

Ling That's Me said...

Can franchise from Kopi Soh :P

Kopi Soh said...

Kenot!! Becoz then i no business wor :P
Just drop by to wish you Keong Hee Fatt Chye.

stay-at-home mum said...

Here Sweetiepie, have your fill of my favourite pineapple tarts.

Yes, Ling - maybe must franchise, if not she wont let me start my business.

Hey kopisoh,
Promise I wont steal your customers.
Keong Hee Huat Chye to you too!

Iml said...

What do I think? Should invite us, your bloggirlfriends over to test it out first.

Constance Chan said...

OMG! thats alot of drinks there! i only got about 20 cans and those pokka variety of teas!

bp said...

Hahaha! You must assure Kopi Soh it's only for the CNY lah.

What lovely pineapple tarts, and the kids were doing such a great job help to make them... and eat them, too, I'm sure! =)

stay-at-home mum said...

can, can! Pls come on over. Would love to meet you and chit chat too.

Yes Constance
Big extended family.

Yes bp, the kids were a great help this year, that I could even take photos whilst they work. :)
Little D is so proud of her pineapple tarts that she is bringing some to share for her class CNY party.

Yan said...

Can start a pastry shop! Very nice pastry cases done!

Probably, the time making them together is as wonderful as the pineapple tarts.

NomadicMom said...

Wah...that is alot of Drinks!!!


stay-at-home mum said...

Hi Yan
Yes, the kids had a good time making those tarts. Actually, if I had a say the pastry cases would all have been of the same thickness - yes, I am that fussy when it comes to asthetics, but since the kids were making them, I had to close an eye or it would take the fun out of making the tarts.

Hi Nomadic Mom
Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and yours too!

Judy said...

So lovely to see kids lending a hand and at the same time having fun. Brought back memories when I was a little girl helping mum and aunts with all the kuehs.

doc said...

can...but you have to charge a lot more because of the extra pineapple topping!!

Jenny said...

pls post your recipe for the tarts. they look yummy! :)