Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pineapple Tart I

I had fun piping it out and it was great practicing my piping skills…..join me in baking this cookie tarts if you have not baked these gems for the coming CNY.  They are like cookie tarts :p  something different for this CNY.

Pineapple Tarts
(Make 50 pieces )

Ready made pineapple paste – (from cake shop )

Pineapple paste:

300g grated pineapple
150g castor sugar
1/2 tsp pineapple essence
1/4 tsp lemon essenceEgg

To make the pineapple jam: Place grated pineapple and sugar in a heavy-bottomed aluminium saucepan and cook over moderate heat until it begins to boil. Add essences and lower the flame, then continue to cook until mixture is almost dry and thick. Keep stirring all the time (this takes about an hour). Leave aside to cool.

100 gm butter
30 gm powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla essence

160 gm plain flour
10 gm milk

Egg glaze
1 egg yolk
½ egg white


Cream butter and powdered sugar till fluffy, add in egg yolk and vanilla essence. Add in the flour and milk last. Use a piping nozzle , pipe into a flower on parchment paper , ½ inch apart and egg glazed it. Put pineapple paste on top of the piped flower. Bake at 170º C for 15- 20 minutes.
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