3 years ago
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Pineapple Tarts
Pastry Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour) 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar/icing sugar/powdered sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter/8 oz./1 cup/225 grams butter (I use Challenge brand) 2 egg yolks 1 egg yolk + 1/2 tablespoon condensed milk (lightly beaten for egg wash) Pineapple Jam (Filling): 3 cans (20 oz can) sliced pineapples or 2 fresh pineapples 10 tablespoons or a heaping 1/2 cup sugar (more or less to taste) 1/2 tablespoon cloves (optional) Instructions: 1. If you are using canned pineapple slices, drain the pineapple slices and then squeeze the extra water/juice with your hands. Blend the canned pineapples until they are mushy, about 10 seconds. If you use fresh pineapples, remove the skin, cut into pieces and blend for 10 seconds. 2. Transfer the blended pineapple into a deep pan (non-stick preferably). Add sugar and cloves and stir well. Cook on medium to low heat until most liquid has evaporated, and the pineapple jam turns golden in color. Stirring constantly and continuously using a wooden spoon to avoid burning. Taste, and add more sugar as needed. Remove and discard the cloves and let cool in the fridge. 3. Sieve the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar in a big bowl or container. Soften the butter to room temperature. Combine the flour mixture, butter, and egg yolks together. Knead to form the dough. The dough is ready when it doesn’t stick to the hand. If the dough is too crumbly or dry, add a little bit more butter (about 1 tablespoon) until the dough is easy to work with. 4. Divide the dough and pineapple jam (filling) each into 30 equal rounds. Flatten the pastry dough with your palms and put the pineapple filling in the middle and use the dough to cover the filling. Use your palms to round it up and then shape it into a roll about 1 1/2-inch long shape. Use a small paring knife to make criss-cross patterns on the tart and then brush it with the egg wash using a small pastry brush. Place the pineapple tarts on a tray lined with parchment paper, arrange the pineapple tarts so they are at least 1 inch apart of each other. 5. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown.
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@nannysally Yes! We have thumbprint versions (pineapple on top) as traditional cookies for the CNY in Malaysia. It's always easier to buy or receive as gifts. :)
3 years ago·Reply
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@chinoh Thanks for getting back to me. This is the first time I'm seeing this. I need to stop by a local Chinese market to try these out. If it's good I'll try making them myself.
3 years ago·Reply
@nannysally Hope you can find them in the chinese market. Not sure if it's a chinese tradition everywhere but it definitely is for us. The ones I have tasted are addictive!
3 years ago·Reply
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This is so cute! I love that they're etched to look like pineapples. I want to make this for the lunar new year this year. :)
3 years ago·Reply
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Wow what in the world... Never ever heard of a pineapple jam. I think I will try that recipe alone with my morning toast. Thanks!
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