i love pineapple tarts!

yes i do! i was baking this last night for Raya, both for my mum & sis 🙂 they love it too. and my nephew, he can eat the whole jar by himself within less than 30 minutes! 😛

this biscuit is a common one to find in Malaysia and especially festive seasons. well i’d bake this all the time!

so today i’ve decided to share the recipe so everyone else can feel how much i feel about this one 🙂

this recipe i got it from one of the local bakery suppliers here (http://www.bagus.com.my), but you can find few other different versions on the net.

here goes:

Ingredients

For Pastry:

250g salted butter (you may mix half butter, half margarine if you want but i prefer use only butter)
1 tbsp shortening
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla essence
40g corn flour (for the melt in mouth effect)
50g custard powder (some may omit this)
20g milk powder
290g plain flour
1 egg yolk & yellow coloring (for glaze effect)

For Filling:

1kg pineapple
300g sugar
salt (pinch)
6 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick

Directions:

1. Prepare filling: peel pineapple, cut into small pieces and blend until fine.

2. Cook pineapple with cloves and cinnamon stick until it dries up a little. Add in sugar. Cook until dried on small to medium fire.

3. For pastry: cream butter + shortening + icing sugar until well combined, but not too long

4. Add egg yolks and vanilla essence, mix until just lightly combined

5. Add one by one: (sifted) corn flour, custard powder, milk powder and plain flour

6. Mix to form a fine dough, just until you can form a ball out of it.

7. Use mold to shape dough to your liking. Here i used nastar mold to make rolled tarts

8. Place pineapple filling before rolling the dough

9. Brush the rolled tarts with mixture of egg yolk and 1-2 drops of yellow coloring for glaze

10. Bake at 170°c for about 15 to 18 minutes or until it turns lightly golden brown

Here’s some pictures i managed to capture 🙂

(last step before rolling)

(pineapple paste, here i only used the ready made one :P)

(my glaze mixture)

(rolled without glaze)

(ready for oven)

(voila! yumm yumm!)

happy baking! xx

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