Chinese New Year is comming... as usual I'm very busy baking cookies. I had prepared the Pineapple tart jam two weeks ago. This time, the jam sweetness is just right. I used 10 unripe pineapples to 1kg of coarse sugar. My friend came by to learn how to make the pastry, and we tried making some..it came out really good!!
I refer to this recipe.
The recipe we used is the enclosed jam verson.
350g of all purpose flour
350g of cake flour ( I'm using the top flour )
500g of scs butter
100g of caster sugar ( if you are using the ready made jam reduce sugar to 50g, because the jam usually is very sweet)
100g of milk powder
1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks
1 egg for glazing
Place parchment paper on the cookie tray, or use small baking cup. I'm choosing the baking cup it's easier to handle...haha.
Preheated oven at 175C Baking time total is 20 to 30Mins
Let start now...
For the Pastry
Measure and place all the flour, milk powder and sugar into a big mixing bowl. It is better if you sieve them together. If you are using rub in method.. cut the cold butter into smaller cubes and rub it into the flour mixture. Rub in butter till it becomes breadcrumbs like.
Eggs lightly beaten and mix into the flour mixture. Mix well. knead it to a dough. Don't over knead it. Once they are combine is fine. Over knead dough will give you a hard pastry for your tart.
Chill the pastry dough for 10mins
Use 1/2 tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball and press thinly, wrap with 1/2 teaspoon of jam, shape it into a ball.
Put it into the baking cup. Place on the tray. You need sometimes to make all the tart.
When finished shaping all the tarts... now you can bake them. Preheated oven at 175C. Bake the tart for 6 mins first, remove from the oven, brush them with the egg wash. Place its back again and continue baking till golden brown, it take about another 20mins Total baking time is about 25 to 30mins
This recipe is for the enclosed jam version only, don't use this for the open face cookie.
See video how to make pineapple jam.
The latest video of making pineapple jam.
The old video of making pineapple jam.