Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pineapple Tarts


Except for the little thingy about the dough, peanut cookies can be made easily. Time taking of course, but since I made a small batch, within 3 hours the cookies were neatly arranged in the canister. In the afternoon on the same day, instead of idling around, I decided to make pineapple tarts. The jam already on stand-by. I made the jam the day earlier. However, making, rolling, pressing out the dough with the cutter, thereafter a ball of the jam atop, bruising egg and baking certainly I tell you is the biggest killer. Aiyo!! I should have just bought the tarts. Can you imagine making the tarts all by yourself? Goodness gracious! So much of work. 

At that point, nothing much could have been undone unless I would have wrapped the dough, kept it in the fridge and made the tarts the next day or so. Still, comes back to square one. Anyhow, now or tomorrow, I still have to make. Therefore, after this first time of baking tarts, no way again making all by myself. Perhaps this is the first and last time. Anyway the tarts were baked without the small crossed flower thingy on top. No time. Still, these tarts as you can see are gorgeous - pastry nice-crumbly atop with the not overly sweet jam.   
Ingredients
For the jam
1 medium size pineapple - remove skin and core and grate.
1 cinnamon
2 cloves
Sugar as needed 
(Note: cinnamon and cloves are optional)

For the pastry
75g all purpose flour
1 tbsp corn flour
50g soften butter
1 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 egg yolks (one for brushing over the pastry)
(For vegetarian version, omit yolk and use milk, both for the dough and to brush the pastry)
3 tbsp milk (or as needed)

Method
For the jam
Add all the ingredients in a pan, cook (over low heat) while stirring till dried up.
Cool down and roll into small balls.
(Note: If you don't want to end up with balance jam, increase the size of the balls)

For the pastry.
Mix all the ingredients to form the dough (only one yolk please, the other to brush over the tarts)
(Note: add milk as and if needed)
Roll out and press the cutter over.
(Note: the thickness of the pastry depends on how thick you like) 
Place pastry on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Press the rolled pineapple balls into each of the pastry.
Brush all over with either lightly beaten egg yolk or milk.  
Bake at 160C for about 20 minutes or till pastry becomes golden/brown. 
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31 comments:

  1. Look at those cute tarts, its my name written all over it. Love it.

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  2. Hi Nava, this is one of the best and very addictive cookies. Yours look beautiful, you rolled the jam so nice and smooth.... well done!

    Best regards .

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  3. lovely looking tarts, nice presentation dear...

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  4. Loved the shape of the tarts .Yes sometimes it happens nava we do end in up unbakable dough and our cooking experiance make its useful .Very well done NAVA

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  5. I love tarts and it looks awesome.

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  6. such a tempting cute tarts.nice love it!!!

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  7. such a tempting cute tarts.nice love it!!!

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  8. I find the jam is hard to do. Mine always hangus :(

    I love pineapple tarts but sooooo much work..

    Yea I find grated pineapple taste nicer than those blended ones.

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  9. Oh these tarts looks so cute... I love the way you have done it :-)

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  10. Oooo so pretty ! U have done it so neatly. I wish I could see how that cookie cutter looks.

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  11. Adding home made pineapple jam to the tart makes it all the more special. I can imagine how delicious it would have tasted. Fabulousity indeed!

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  12. You have made some pretty tarts!! I am tempted to try them :)

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  13. so beautiful they look, they will be tasting awesome too.. A visual treat!

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  14. ah! my favourite pineapple tarts.

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  15. These look so professional. And adding the home-made jam makes the tarts extra special. Beautiful pineapple tarts!

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  16. superb and cute little tarts, love it Nava...

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  17. I so love the look of these tarts. Looking forward to trying them soon.

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  18. Oh this r making me drool. bookmarking it.

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  19. Fb page liked :P really loving the tarts they are so cute; and the color is quite fascinating :)

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  20. lovely....cute tarts!!!! Amazing Nava...its very tempting and fabulous color...

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  21. Madam nava,try adding eggless cakes or biscuits,or optionally can we omit te egg,tq

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  22. I. Like eggless cookies,can we omit egg,tq

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  23. Perfect and beautiful shaped tarts Nava...What to grab some..yummy!!!!!

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  24. Lovely tarts... absolutely great pics :)

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  25. Singapore's favourite too...yours look so perfect n yum too

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  26. looks super yummy...absolutely cute and delicious

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