About Me

My Photo
Singapore
Hi! Thanks for visiting my humble blog :) My name is Alice. I'm a mother of two, a girl and a boy, married to just one man LOL! I love food, I love cooking, I love baking, and it has been growing even stronger with my ultimate love for my family - they're my best customers :) This blog is my e-recipe book, a means of sharing and learning one another. To connect, I'm just an email away: ilove.icook.ibake@gmail.com... Have a great day!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pineapple Tarts (Open Tart Melt In The Mouth - Second Recipe) & Gong Xi Fa Chai!

I made this recipe for Chinese New Year two years ago
I didn't bake any last year since I was in the midst of unpacking in my new place

I love this recipe, melt in the mouth pastry, not too sweet and very easy to handle dough
I do in fact have many other pineapple tart recipes I love to try, but let me start with this first :)




 
 
This recipe is from Fresh From The Oven as recommended by Small Small Baker
 
What you need:
 
For the pastry:
220g butter
375g all purpose flour
2 egg yolks
50g icing sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
 
Method:
  1. Sieve all purpose flour, corn flour, salt and icing sugar into a medium bowl
  2. Beat butter in a mixer until it turns light in color and fluffy
  3. Add in egg yolks until well combined. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until just combined
  4. Flatten the dough using roller and shape accordingly. Put pineapple paste on top (1tsp each)
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 10 to 15 minutes or till lightly brown
 
For the pineapple paste: 
The first time I baked using this recipe, I used ready to use pineapple paste from Bake King
I mixed with pineapple juice and juice from half lemon cos I find the paste is too dense and sweet
This time I did my own pineapple paste
Here's how you make it...
  1. Cut into chunks 4 pineapples, blend with just enough water to let the blender works
  2. Add in juice of 1 lemon and 1 cinnamon stick, let it boil
  3. Upon boiling, on low fire, simmer til it starts to thicken
  4. Add in 6-8 tbsp of sugar (depending on the sweetness of the pineapples), mix well
  5. Continue to simmer til thick and dry
* Note:
For open tarts, it's better not to use paste that is too dry, since it's exposed to the oven heat
 
 
I'm submitting this post to:
 
 

Photobucket
 
 
Last but not least, I and family would like to wish all of you a very happy Chinese New Year 2013! Enjoy your holiday :)
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Hi Alice,

    This is one of the highly recommended recipe that I've baked recently. Will post mine soon. Yours look fantastic!

    May the snake year bring you lots of ong-lai and happiness. Happy CNY!

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't even understand how I finished up here, however I assumed this submit was once good. I don't realize who you are
    but definitely you're going to a well-known blogger if you happen to aren't already.
    Cheers!

    my blog; baby girl pictures
    Also see my web site: baby girl nursery ideas

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Alice, Here wishing you Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the lunar year. 恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Alice, your pineapple tarts are so pretty! Here's wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year! Gong Xi Gong Xi!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Alice! Your pineapple tarts have very generous filling, I will have to reserve the recipe for next year :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your pineapple tarts look pretty and sound good!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Alice!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!
    I loveeeeee pineapple tarts and I love it this way rather than the rolled ones. Feel like baking some right now but I am enjoying my book at the moment...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Chinese New Year, Alice.
    I am too a fan of pineapple tarts. These look mouthwatering.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. they are very pretty! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you a prosperous Snake Year!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Alice, wishing you and family a very happy new yaer. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

    Tarts look delicious, my favorite. Yours look nice. Have a nice day ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wish you and family Gang Xi Fa Cai!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Met Tahun baru Cina ya mbak Alice sayang....

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted to write a
    little comment to support you.

    Review my site: Crosquare.com
    Also see my site :: Haarausfall

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai to u and family too!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. He must learn about a woman's body and its many wonderful erogenous zones. '
    Dermatitis - Environmental irritants ranging from chemical cleansers to poison ivy
    to the fragrances found in deodorants, body lotions and personal lubricants can cause soreness and
    inflammation in men with sensitive skin, making sex
    difficult and uncomfortable as well as leading to unattractive drying,
    peeling and roughening of the skin. It's time that you gave him what he has been craving for so long.
    Have a look at my webpage ... telefonsex

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Alice, Gong Xi Faa Chai to you & your family. Lovely pineapple tarts for the lunar new ear! YUMMY! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family. Your golden pineapples looks really neat and pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Alice

    Your pineapple tarts look very good especially the last photo , make me drooling.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Alice! I use the same recipe as you (though mine are enclosed versions) and I love it a lot! I liked it so much that I'm lazy to try out other recipes... haha! Your tarts look really pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Alice,
    You pineapple tarts are so nicely and neatly made.
    May this CNY of snake bring happiness, good luck and good health to you and your love ones.

    I so glad that you are linking with our Little Thumbs Up event. :D
    Thanks :)
    mui

    ReplyDelete
  23. They look so beautiful! Wishing you a happy lunar new year!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...