Pineapple Tart Mold Where To Buy
Pineapple tarts by my mother is the best buttery, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth version out there! She makes them every year and they are always the highlight at my home. Making these enclosed pineapple tarts may take a little more time but it's always so fun as the whole family is helping out with the process.
pineapple tart mold where to buy
Pineapple tarts come in many different shapes and sizes. Of course, there is also a difference in texture. The traditional Peranakan/Nyonya pineapple tarts we had previously shared is the type which is mainly found in the state of Malacca.
The pineapple tarts in this recipe is much more delicate as the dough contains butter and corn flour. Both ingredients make the dough softer and more crumbly. If you prefer the shortbread-like texture, the Peranakan/Nyonya pineapple tarts is the one for you. However, for a softer pastry, read and bake on!
Pineapple jam used for these tarts are usually sold in baking supply stores within Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia or Taiwan especially when the festivities are approaching. They are rarely sold in other countries but you can make them using fresh or canned pineapples. Refer to the recipe here.
Storing pineapple tarts are easy. To prevent them from turning mouldy, ensure that they have fully cooled to room temperature before stacking them in an air-tight container. Put the containers away from direct sunlight and they should last for about 1.5 months. Refrigerating them helps to extend the shelf life for up to 3 months. If you are keeping the cookies for so long, ensure to check if there is any mould before consumption. Anyway, I bet they will be long gone before that happens!
Pipe the dough through the mould to a length of 7 cm each. Place the pineapple jam onto each piped dough leaving 1 cm at the top. This helps the dough to roll easily to wrap the jam. When the jam is fully wrapped, cut off the excess dough making sure to seal it by lightly by pressing the ends of the dough together. Bake the tarts with the seam side on the bottom.
Hi, I got the same pineapple mould but my does not seems to work like what you said, just lift up the mould, it will also push the tart out, not really the dough just sticks to the mould and the pineapple tart pastry is too thin. Its is at its maximum height. What do you suggest I do. Thank you
Every year, it is with mixed feelings that I begin looking around for ripe pineapples for the annual Christmas batch of pineapple tarts. All things considered I think this is one tradition I grew up with in Singapore that I would consider giving up if my northern Swedish husband had not grown an unexpected liking of them. As it turns out, he loves pineapple tarts and most other exotic fruits including durians.
Done in the traditional way it is a very, very time consuming task to make pineapple tarts. The failure rate is also high and the rewards questionable, except the fact that however criticized your delicate small masterpieces would be, any number of them still finish within minutes!
The basis for good pineapple tarts begins with finding ripe pineapples. This is always more of a problem in Sweden than in Singapore. 8-10 large pineapples would render about 400 tarts, so that is what we aimed for.
Once the seeds and eyes are gone, grate the pineapples by hand. The grating produces long strings of pineapple that lends a chewy texture to the jam that I prefer over finely pureed pineapple in jams. You can liken it to having chunky peanut butter instead of smooth peanut butter or strawberry jam with large strawberry chunks in them rather than a smooth strawberry jam. A food processor will produce a mush that plain and simple will not work. You need the fibers in the jam or the baked jam will be too hard and dry. See, here it starts. (You have grated the jam too much, too little, too soft, too this, too that, bla, bla, bla). Now, lets get on with it.
In Sweden, tarts can store for a longer period in their glass jars, because of the cooler climate. In tropical Singapore, we would not make the tarts earlier than at most two days prior to serving, the shorter the better. Having since moved to Sweden from Singapore, the best time of the year to buy pineapples here, is really after Christmas when ripe pineapples could be found at the shop shelves at much better prices than before Christmas.
Eventually, in the future, we will reduce our ambitions to maybe just 2-3 large pineapples. That will still give us about 100 tarts and turn the tradition into something that might fit better into a modern life.
Welcome to the third newsletter of the pineapple tart-making series! If you are new to this newsletter, you will be able to find the previous two installments of this newsletter series in the archives.
Lard is the traditional fat for many Chinese pastries, and some grandmothers swear by vegetable shortening (Crisco). Both of these fats have a high melting point; when they are rubbed into flour and the pastry is baked, the little pieces of fat in the dough take longer to melt, thus leaving behind big air pockets when they eventually do. This produces a light and flaky pastry. In short, lard or vegetable shortening do not provide the best flavour for pineapple tarts, though the texture is great. To compensate for that, some recipes use a mix of lard/ vegetable shortening and butter for the best of both worlds.
There are two main methods of making the pineapple tart pastry. The first is the creaming method, which is the generic way that cakes and cookies are prepared. Butter is beaten with sugar until light and airy, before eggs are added, followed by flour. The second is the rubbing-in method. This is a technique usually seen in pastry -making, where butter is rubbed into flour first, then a small amount of egg is added to bind the mixture together. The second is my preference, the reason being that gluten is the enemy of delicate cookies.
When you mix moisture with flour, flour proteins combine and form gluten. The more you mix, the more gluten is developed. While this is a good thing when making baked goods that require structure such as bread, for cakes or pineapple tarts, it is not a good thing, as it leads to toughness.
Personally, melt-in-the-mouth is not what comes to mind when I think of pineapple tarts. When I say melt-in-the-mouth, I am referring to the sensation of the pastry literally softening and clinging to the tongue or the roof of your mouth. This sensation brings to mind kuih bangkit where it is a trademark, but in pineapple tarts, to me it feels a little foreign. Another reason why this is not my preference is because, with such a fragile pastry, packing it in containers without fraying of the tarts is difficult. Still, I see the appeal so here are some ways you can make your cookies melt-in-the-mouth and extra delicate.
Let\u2019s talk flavour. Like any jam out there, pineapple jam is, by nature, sweet. The generous amount of sugar - both the natural sugars in the pineapple and the added sugar - serves to not only help the pineapple juices set, but also generates heaps of flavour when caramelized. It also acts as a preservative to allow you to store the pineapple jam (and pineapple tarts) for a long time. To balance out the sweet jam, the pastry is only lightly sweetened, with some salt to provide a complementary savoury profile.
To amp up the savoury factor, Taiwanese pineapple cakes use parmesan powder in their crust! Some pineapple tart recipes do call for some form of cheese in their pastry - that seems to be an influence from Taiwanese recipes. To boost the milkiness, some recipes call for milk powder, custard powder, and even condensed milk. Because I use a lot of butter in my recipe, I didn\u2019t feel that these additions were necessary.
Every person has their own preference for the texture in their pineapple tart pastry. Pineapple tarts that you purchase from a store or home-based businesses tend to be sturdier and crunchier, so that they are easy to work with, to stack tightly in containers, and to transport. Some folks like melt-in-the-mouth cookies. Others grew up on their grandma\u2019s flaky pineapple tarts made from lard or shortening. I like mine delicate and crumbly, almost brittle. A big contributing factor to the type of texture you get is the fat used. 041b061a72