Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pineapple Tarts

Everyone around me was making pineapple tarts. My online blogger contacts, my friends and my relatives. I've only recently attempted baking but I thought, why not give it a shot? I first tried it at my friend's place. It was pretty easy and fun! So I decided to do it my own, my way. So here's the recipe for everyone.

The equipment needed...

Pineapple Filling (150 tarts)

3 pineapples (grated and sieved to drain off pineapple juice)
300 g sugar (I reduce this by 20% to make it less sweet. Can use partial brown partial castor sugar)

Cook and stir for about 20min. Add sugar and continue stirring till it becomes sticky and dark yellow. Whole process would take about 30-45 mins. When cooled, roll them into small balls.

300g butter
130g margarine
100g icing sugar
80g milk powder
1 egg
800g cake flour/plain flour

Preheat oven to 180deg C. Cream butter/margarine in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy. Add egg and beat well. Sift sugar, powder and flour into the mixture. Fold to incorporate all ingredients into a smooth pastry. Let it set for 30min. Mixture should be a bit crumbly. Roll on a flat surface with a rolling pin and use the cutter to cut into tart shapes. Glaze with an egg. Place balls onto each tart and bake for 10-12 min.

Glazing with the egg

Viola! Finish it with a Fu sticker on top, with compliments from my friend Jaime :)


Small Small Baker said...

Hi Missy, haha... I agree, seems like everyone is making making pineapple tarts. Yours are one of the prettiest I've seen. Wish you an Ox-picious New Year! ;)

Missy said...

Tks SSB! Think the trend now is to bake your own. : )

Nevertheless enjoy your CNY1

Aimei said...

Wow.. lovely pineapple tarts! Looks so yummy. :)

Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family Missy!!

Missy said...

Tks and Happy lunar new year to you aimei!!