“She keeps her distance and sits on fences.
Puts up resistance and builds defenses.”
-The Click Five (Song : Jenny)
To me, that’s a “fooling around” song, nothing serious. And The Click Five is a “kid’s” kind of band, i.e even children are listening to them. Happy catchy tune, I can’t help not singing along. Just because I CAN’T sing doesn’t mean I WON’T sing.
Jeneket (pronounced : jeer-nay-kate) is a classic Malay snack. It is just a slightly sweet dough, fried in oil. It contains potash which is actually just plain ol’ bicarbonate of soda and that made the Jeneket airy and full of air pockets. They puff up slightly when cooked.
This snack fondly reminds me of my late Nenek (granny). She was an expert in making traditional Malay cakes. She passed away when I was in my mid 20s. Sometimes I felt slight regrets that I didn’t at least try to acquire her skills in making these tasty treats.
I think “jeneket” is cute and fun to say. I recently read somewhere that some people referred to this as “Jenny Cake”, just because it sounds similar. Why? Why? Why? Why “westernize” names of our Malay cakes? DON’T!
-hazrock, no offense Jenny!