Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pineapple Tarts

I have finally finished up my cupcake request. As such, over the weekend after buying all the required ingredients I started baking cookies for Chinese New Year (CNY). Since my family's favourite is pineapple tarts obviously that is the first bake on my list.

As a result of my carelessness in following the recipe from the Y3K New Year Cookies cookbook by Alan Ooi, I came up with this version of pineapple tart which to my surprise Hubby likes very much. That brings to memory how Rachel Green in the series, Friends in the mist of preparing trifle misread the Sheperd's Pie recipe and got a combination of meat, jello, cream, potatoes and everything else. Glad my carelessness is much more forgiveable. *grins*
I was fortunate this time to have 3 Elves (as they wanted to be known) to help me with the making of these tarts. They are Sydney and her friends, Sylvia and Chan. They did such a great job in shaping the pineapple filling and rolling the pastry into tarts.

Here's the recipe:-
250g butter
3 tbsp icing sugar
280g plain flour
80g corn flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 egg yolks

300g of ready made pineapple filling - rolled 1/2 tsp each into cylinder shape

Cream butter, icing sugar, egg yolk and vanilla essence until smooth.
Fold in flour to form a soft dough.
Fill the nastar mould with dough and press dough into strips of approx. 2 inches long.

Place a piece of pineapple filling on one end of the strip and roll up to cover the pineapple filling.

Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 15 to 20 minutes.

And tadaaaa.......here's the yummylicious pineapple tart.


FeR said...

looks good!!!

*smacks lips*

hopefully will have time to make some tarts for CNY this weekend.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply delicious! I want some too!

Ling's Passion said...

fer : Taste good too. Give it a try. These tarts are not so sweet since there isn't much sugar in the pastry.

little corner : Here goes....catch. Have you got it? ha..ha..ha

jadepearl said...

Wow...your tarts looks fantastic! Checking out your blog...cupcakes - thumbs up!

Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family!

Ling's Passion said...

jadepearl : Thanks for dropping by and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family, too.

singairishgirl said...

Oh my, those are simply gorgeous. I've never seen such tarts. I have no patience to do that. ;)

Ling's Passion said...

singairishgirl : Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you like the pineapple tart. I too got not much patience. Therefor only make a couple of them.

Big Boys Oven said...

I am salivating now..... what to do eh? can I come over the next round of cookies! lol!

Ling's Passion said...

Big Boys : How about having a blogger meet and bake together next year?

cocoa said...

wow... what a love pineapple tarts!!

Ling's Passion said...

cocoa : Thanks for dropping by. Will check out your blog.