Chinese New Year Recipes

Baking Adventures (Part 8): Pineapple Tarts

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. And that means plenty of yummy, calorie-laden CNY treats, like pineapple tarts. But I find that store-bought pineapple tarts are often dry and ...

Chinese New Year Baking

Here are some recipes to help you rein in (geddit?) the Year of the Horse! Click on the pictures to get to the recipes.

Cookie Press Pineapple Tarts

I make a least a hundred pineapple tarts every Chinese New Year. It’s a labour of love, but I’m always looking for ways to streamline the process. The most labour-intensive ...

Crumbly Peanut Cookies

My Chinese cultural knowledge can be a bit sketchy, but I think peanuts are lucky at Chinese New Year because the Mandarin words for peanuts (hua sheng or 花生) literally mean “flowers ...

Everybody’s Birthday Cake (Carrot and Honey Cake)

The seventh day of Chinese New Year is also known as 人日 (ren ri) or the birthday of Man. My mum calls it “Everybody’s Birthday.” On this day, we eat something called ...

Pineapple Jam

Boiling up pineapple jam is just the first step towards homemade pineapple tarts for Chinese New Year. This jam is unlike any other – it’s definitely jammy and sweet, but it’s also fruity, ...

Pineapple Tarts

Right now, it’s a little over 24 hours to the lunar new year. It’s times like this that I count myself so fortunate to be able to celebrate two new ...

Sugee Cookies

It just would not be Chinese New Year without sugee cookies. These pale yellow discs have a lot going for them: They’re sweet and salty (a killer dessert combination). They’re ...


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