Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pineapple Tarts/Cookies

Yes, I'm making pineapple tart from scratch..If I live in Asia I'm sure I won't make the filling myself..There are plenty of bakery store who just sell the yummy-delicious premium pineapple filling at reasonable price.Again if I live in Asia maybe I won't even bake any Chinese New Year cookies myself..I heard there are plenty of people go around sell Chinese New Years cookies for this festival.Even my mom bought her Chinese New Year cookies from the seller all over the place..It's certainly save time and energy..The price and quality of this cookies is quite reasonable and good! Few days ago I make the pineapple filling in advance check it out here!!
One of my favorite Malaysia baking blog is Mat Gebu..I always admire his baking skill plus his creativity.It's been awhile since I adapted his recipe .One of his recipe that I would love to try out is his pineapple tart DOUGH .Well,sorry if my translation of Malay to English is not really up to the right Malaysia vocabulary..But I will try my best to translate even thought it's been many many moons since I left school and Malaysia.Proven to be true,the pineapple dough is really buttery and have very soft texture..not to said the pineapple filling have the right texture and sweetness!!










Ingredients:

Dough adapted from Mat Gebu

400 gm all purpose flour

50 gm custard powder

230 gm unsalted butter,softened

2 eggs yolk

50 gm sugar powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg yolk + + tbsp water for brushing


For the filling:

check it HERE!!

Method:

1:Combine all purpose flour and custard powder in a medium bowl,sifted.Use mixer to beat butter and sugar powder at medium high speed until light and frosty.Add in yolk and vanilla essence,whisk until well mix.

2:Reduce speed to low ,slowly add in the flour mixture into the eggs mixture.Increase speed and beat until well combine.

3:Remove dough from the mixer,knead few times before use a clean wet cloth to cover to prevent it from drying.

4:Use your favourite pineapple tart mould to shape your tart..For me I use pineapple tart look like rolling pin with lines to shape the tarts.Cut the dough about 3 inch x 1 1/2 inch.Scoop 1 tsp filling to wrap with the dough.

5:Prepare silpat or parchment paper over baking sheet.Line up all the shape tarts in baking sheets about 1 inch apart each others..Brush yolk mixture over the tarts before place in oven

6:Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.Remove tarts from oven,let's it cool 3-5 minutes in the baking sheets before remove to wire rack to cool completely.Save tarts in air tight container.


Note:
I'm submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favorite CNY Cookie host by j3sskitch3n ..Happy Baking!!









6 comments :

j3ss kitch3n said...

this look really good!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm...my favourite cookies.

ICook4Fun said...

I too just finished baking my tarts. It is a lot of work from pineapple jam to the tarts when you have to do it yourself. Back home I always have my nieces to help me. No choice lah as I won't be CNY without this :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

j3ss:
Thank you for hosting the event ☺



Mary:
me too ☺

Gert:
oh yes alot of work but what to do??...this cookies take me almost 1/2 day to make..next time when I go back to KL I must get the pinch tart mould...I see some tart make from those just push the dough into the mould and push out the shape..
let me hop over to your blog now!

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, I have an extra one and I will give it to you when I see you.

Small Small Baker said...

Thanks for joining Aspiring Bakers. Happy Rabbit Year! :)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917atyahoodotcom. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.