(The Daily Post)
School … I loved school. Yes, I was a stringently disciplined idiot who followed everything by the rules because I always thought THEY were right. THEY were teachers so THEY had to be right, right? Oh well, I had to take many crash courses when school years were over. I was born in the wrong era and back then THEY never taught us how to argue.
I have a decades’ old book with me still… brought all the way to the US of A!! My 1st handwritten recipe notebook of my “cookery” class.
Yes, cooking and baking was one of my favourite subjects … when I was 12 years old. I found it fascinating that I, yes yours truly, could actually make things which were edible and tasted good. Strange though, they only tasted good made during lessons in class but not at home when I did them on my own. Why? That’s the confusing part I have no answer to (yet).
So in case anyone wants to try a Chinese New Year delicacy which is actually pineapple jam/paste wrapped in rich short crust pastry, it’s here. I took a pic of the recipe written by that 12 y.o. me.
(PM me if you want a typed recipe, word for word.)
IF you get it right and it tastes good, let me know because no matter how hard I try, it has never tasted the same as it did in class.