Baking up cheer during new MCO


Trays of cookies made by Teoh and her children.

WITH the movement control order (MCO) imposed again, many Penangites are coming up with activities to keep themselves busy and occupied at home.

Hawker Elaine Teoh, 51, is returning to baking again with her children.

Teoh said she wanted her children Danny, 19, Darren, 16, and Derrick, 15, to occupy their time wisely during the MCO.

“I do not like to see them on their devices too much so I try to come up with ways to keep them engaged.

“As they are all well-versed in art and craft, I am searching for recipes and learning how to bake cookies and cakes

with them, ” she said when contacted on Wednesday.

“So far, we have made items like fruit tarts, sesame biscuits, kai chai peng (chicken biscuits), sponge cakes and fruit cakes.

“My children love baking and we enjoy our quality family time.”

Baker, Margaret Lim, 34, has also been busy during the MCO.

“I rented a workshop along Kimberley Street in August last year as I wanted to set up a proper baking space and store my materials.

“Having a workshop allows me to focus on my passion and sell my cookies online.

“I have baked a variety of items for the festive season including almond and peanut cookies plus pineapple tarts and love letters.”

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