Thursday, January 1, 2009

Making a gingerbread house.

What an excellent way to bond with children. My sister Grace makes pinata, bakes cookies and cakes.

Grace is emulating the way Mother brought us up. During the Chinese New Year, Mother would make cakes, cakes and more cakes. She didn't have an electrical mixer. The beater she had was a big spring attached to a broom like stick. We all took turns to beat the one hundred eggs. We learned from a hands on lesson on baking, and co-operation. Mother distributed her cakes to her sisters and Grandma.

Mother's cake was the best cake I have ever eaten. They were baked in her own fashioned charcoal oven.

****I really admired you Grace. I always wanted to do that wiht my children. Few times Sharlene and Arlene baked cakes with Matthew. comment from Malaysia *****

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