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Ah, rummaging my old photos for last year’s Chinese New Year baked goods.
I made Bak Kua (Minced pork jerky) which is sweet and savoury grilled meat, Pineapple tarts in the shape of rabbits because it is the year of the Rabbit in the chinese zodiac and peanut cookies. All these were quite a hit in the office. They do need a bit of effort.
Recipe for pineapple tarts: http://lilyng2000.blogspot.com/2006/02/pineapple-tarts.html Contains an awesome simple microwave method for making pineapple jam. I replaced about 50-80g of flour with milk powder. If you prefer a sweet pastry you could add about 4 heaped teaspoon of icing sugar as well. There are a few recipes that I have bookmarked and I seriously cannot remember which one i used! =( But I do remember adding milk powder. Just remember that if you want a crumbly melt-in-your-mouth type it should be the recipe that uses icing sugar and a teeny bit of corn starch.
Peanut cookie recipe: http://bakecookeat.blogspot.com/2010/01/traditional-chinese-new-year-peanut.html I think this lady is awesome and her other recipes look fantastic too!
Bak Kua recipe: I need to tweak this a little and post it another time. The recipe was from one of my friends.
I am quite busy this January so not sure if I would actually make anything this year. I am quite tempted to make simple cheat pineapple tarts with a bit of cheese topping. I like food that both sweet and savoury at the same time. =]