A Seasoned Cook and Baker

>> Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Last year, we were fortunate to meet some long lost relatives who relocated to another city some decades ago. It is amazing to make connections with them and realize that our Aunt Rose who was with us during our visit shares the same passion for cooking and baking with our Grandma Liling. They immediately hit it off, so to speak. 

Grandma took out her aged notebook of recipes and shared it with Aunt Rose. They exchanged tips and she even had some of her handwritten recipes photocopied for Aunt Rose. She also showed to us her small kitchen with impressive kitchen equipment. Sure, they are old but have definitely served her well through the years. Come lunch time, we enjoyed a delectable feast prepared by Grandma and certainly, we were all full!

Another highlight of our one-day visit was the tasting of Grandma’s fruit cakes aged 5 years, 1 year and 1 month. Truly, her fruit cakes are the best tasting fruit cakes ever! Even my companions agreed. Grandma was planning to bake new batches of fruit cakes that week and she showed to us some of her ingredients. Too bad, our visit was short that we missed the chance to see how that scrumptious dessert is made. However, Grandma is kind enough to share her recipe with Aunt Rose and once the her ordered ingredients arrive, we will help her bake our first ever fruit cake.

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