Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Happy Chinese New Year 2011- Golden Peanuts Sue-Giao (or Sue-Jiao)
I also made this WHA SEN SUE-GIAO (or JIAO) -- Flaky peanuts filled fried pastry. It's a traditional pastry for the Chinese New Year. I have only seen it made at our home when I was 7 or 8 years old. Never after. It has always been purchased. With previously home made coconuts flakes (saved from the time I made the Pandan Coconuts Chiffon Cake), I really like the taste of the filling. I just never got used to the texture and sweetness of the store bought coconuts flakes. Just don't taste right in my mouth. Too grainy or coarse. But this home made coconuts almost melts in the mouth,,,, but there is peanuts in this pastry sooo.... whatever... but it taste pretty good for once a year celebration.
So, Happy Chinese New Year and many best wishes, good health, and good luck to all.