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{Chinese New Year Cookies} Hankerie's famous Pineapple Tart



Time flies. Chinese New Year just past. All chinese were so busy celebrating this 15-days great event. For every Chinese New Year, my mum and I definitely will bake tones of pineapple tart without fails. In fact, pineapple is a symbolic of Chinese New Year, be it the auspicious one.

Chinese like playing with words and symbols. Often homonyms (words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings) are used. Names of dishes and/or their ingrediets which will be served sound similar to words and phrases refering to wishes expressed during the Chinese New Year, while other foods hold a symbolic meaning. Pineapple (凤梨; fènglí) - wealth, luck, excellent fortune, gambling luck. That's the main reason chinese will definitely eat pineapple tart during this period, not only because of its uniqueness and deliciousness.

I still recall vividly during my school time. Normally 1 month before CNY, my brothers and I were extremely busy to help my mum to bake pineapple tart, handmade one by one. From cutting the pineapples, cooking at least for another 4-5 hours, making tart, rolling, cooling and packing. All these, I was so familiar with. Those orders are return orders every year, displaying at my uncle shop to sell and some of the time needs to export to Singapore. Sometimes, my mum just feel like do not want to do this anymore as not really earning much with so much efforts had put in. The main reason is the middle man already earn more than us.  

This is my mum's secret recipe. Therefore, I cant share this in my blog but feel free to order through us directly to enjoy this little treats with our whole heartly creation. If you would like to place order next time, please send to us at hanker@hankerie.com

To arrange into "chun" word which means "spring"


Queing up to send into oven



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