The festive season in upon us. Anyone with a fear of fattening butter, calorie-laden sugar or cholesterol-hiking eggs should leave the country now. Cos its a week to Deepavali and Hari Raya and I can SMELL the cookies baking all over the island already. My house looks like biscuit factory. I could probably sell off half the cookies I’ve made and still have enough to feed my entire extended family twice over. I dunno why I do this. Every year, I make a good 100-200 pieces of each type of cookie, KNOWING full well that that is more than enough to last the season. But then, I see that one large bottle of confection and say “Aiyah, just in case more people come then how? Can’t be having not enough cookies right? So shameful. Let’s just make more to fill one more bottle”….
And so it begins, baking more and more and more. Over the past four days I’ve churned out over 600 sugee biscuits, 200 cinnamon spritz cookies, 200 cornflake cookie cups, 600 chocolate chip cookies, 150 cashewnut filled cookie balls, 300 pineapple tarts and 150 chocolate hazelnut cups. (I’m still planning to make chocolate-mint biscuits, fyi). And I haven’t even begun with the Indian sweets and crisps yet either. God knows who I’m gonna be feeding. And what’s helping my oven go on as it does.
But its so much fun I have to admit. I’m in the mOOd people. IN DA MOOD.
Happy Deepavali and Hari Raya everybody!
That’s just half of everything. We’ve hidden the rest of the bottles and jars in the kitchen so we don’t scare visitors away.