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2016-01-22 10:11 pm

I just watched my mom make filling for my favourite pineapple tarts for Chinese New Year

 Here’s the recipe:
  • Grate 3 large pineapples and pour everything into a large wok
  • Toss in 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • Poke around vaguely in box of random assorted spices and essences
  • Surface with bottle of vanilla powder. Eye it dubiously for a while, uncap it, and sniff it, and then shake an unspecified amount straight into the wok.
  • “Not too much” though.
  • Poke around some more. Surface with small bottle of vanilla essence that I once bought for cookies
  • Hum consideringly. Unscrew the cap, sniff it, and then drizzle another unspecified amount in.
  • Poke around. Come up with cinnamon powder. Sniff. Shake into wok
  • Repeat with ground nutmeg powder.
  • Grab the half of a lemon that’s been sitting in the fridge the whole week.
  • Grate some lemon zest in, then squeeze whatever juice possible from the slightly dried-out lemon (”It’s enough.”)
  • Turn on fire. Stir for a while.
  • Toss in one large block and one smaller block of rock sugar
  • Bring filling to a boil, then turn the fire waaaay down (to avoid burning the rock sugar) and leave it. Come back to stir it every now and then.
  • “For how long?” “AGES.”

Serving: No fucking clue. She always just keeps making more dough until she runs out of filling  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We’ll get to the dough-making tomorrow. XD