Chinese New Year – Snake Year 2013!

I would like to wish all my family and friends a Happy Chinese New Year – Gong Hay Fat Choi!!! Hope this year brings you all happiness, love, good health and prosperity! πŸ™‚ Today, I have invited my mum over for dinner and we are just going to have a nice family cooked meal at home!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

This morning I made some Lemon Almond Cookies and Coconut Pudding as I saw the receipes from Christine’s Blog http://en.christinesrecipes.com/, she is from Hong Kong but lives in Australia. I love following her as they are so easy to follow and has great photos aswell! Also, I have never really been into Chinese cooking, even though I am Chinese so she has been quite an inspiration to me!! When I was younger, I didn’t take much notice of my parents cooking and only began to be interested when I moved out!! Now, when my mum cooks, I always ask her questions and try to gain her knowledge in Chinese cooking!! I will be taking some of the delightful treats to work tomorrow so that they can try some! πŸ™‚

Family CNY Dinner!

Family CNY Dinner!

Tonight’s dinner, I made lamb chops with some green veg and my mum made steamed sea bass! I don’t normally steam my food in cooking so it was great to see how she did it and plus I never really cooked a whole fish (head & tail) at home, usually we would buy the fillets! She steamed the fish with garlic and spring onions and poured some hot oil and soya sauce! Fish has a very special place in the Chinese New Year menu as it symbolises abundance so with the head and tail, this brings a good beginning and end to the New Year!

Hope you all had a lovely meal with your family! πŸ™‚

Lemon Almond Cookies – you can find the receipe here – http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2013/01/lemon-almond-cookies-chinese-new-year.html. Although my slices are not as tiny as it was quite difficult to cut 0.5cm for each one!

Cookie

Rolled and wrapped in cling film

Rolled and wrapped in cling film

Before

Before

Cooling

Cooling

Coconut Pudding – you can find the receipe here – http://en.christinesrecipes.com/2009/01/chinese-new-year-coconut-pudding.html#.URge9nJWySo Note: Raw Sugar – I used demerara sugar.

Mixture

Mixture

Before

Before

After

After

 

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2 thoughts on “Chinese New Year – Snake Year 2013!

  1. Kung Hei Fat Choi Aunty Gigi!! I’m loving your blog!! It’s so homey and detailed and I’m SO going to be following you. Wait, let me bookmark it first! Btw, for the lemon almond cookies,can i replace all of the castor sugar with brown or demerara sugar for a less sweet and more healthier alternative? xxx

    • Hey Rozzy! Thanx! With the brown sugar, I am not sure if it would work as most cookie dough reipes contains white sugar rather than brown sugar! Although 65g of caster sugar is not really that much?? With the sprinkling of demerara sugar before you bake them in the oven, I didn’t use 2 x tbsp, it was more likely 1 tbsp or less than that as you don’t cover all of the cookie with it. Enjoy them for CNY treats! ) Love, gx

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