Recipe – Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts

January 14, 2014

It is an open secret that I love pineapple tarts. When I was much younger, I can finish about 10 bottles of pineapple tarts during CNY period and feel proud of myself when I get a bad sore throat. Now as I grew older, I am more conscious of what I eat but I still love popping one or two into my mouth every now and then.

Most of the time we would just buy from retail outlets but this year, we decided to bake our own! Actually it is not the first time we bake pineapple tart lah. We have been baking for a few years already, but everytime it wasn’t up to my expectations. Just a few weeks ago, my parents’ place had a new neighbour and she baked us some pineapple tarts, I thought it was good enough and asked her for recipe. I am so happy that she shared it with me. I am not selfish so I will share with you all!

Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts
Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts

The new neighbour’s recipe is very simple and easy. It doesn’t have some fanciful ingredients like cream cheese or shortening or whipping cream, which is why I love it. I mean people have been baking pineapple tarts for many years and I am sure the older generation don’t use fanciful ingredients to bake their pineapple tarts. I am not confident when it comes to baking bread, tart or cookies because I don’t do these very often. So this is a good beginners recipe for me to follow!

Ingredients (makes 30 golf ball size pineapple balls):
300g flour, sifted
50g milk powder
200g butter
25g icing sugar, sifted
2 egg yolk
Pinch of salt
250g pineapple paste

1. Cream butter, salt, icing sugar, egg yolk till creamy. Add flour and milk powder. Place dough in fridge for half an hour.

2. Take out dough from fridge, knead the dough into a ball and wrap in pineapple paste. Place on parchment paper in tray, brush some egg yolk on top of pineapple tart. Preheat oven on 180 degree celsius and bake for 20-25 mins.

Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts

Very easy recipe right! And my pineapple balls turn out super golden brown and perfect. If you are wondering, I didn’t purposely want to make golf ball pineapple tarts. I only realized my pineapple balls were too huge after wrapping them. Haha! Oh, we tried to make our own pineapple paste a few years back but felt that the difference in taste is very minimum so we decided to skip the tedious process. The trick here to wrap with clean hands quickly! Try not to touch the jam too much as it will cause your fingers to be sticky. Milk powder gives a more powdery effect so don’t skip that! If I have time, I will try out a few more pineapple tart recipes next week. Or if you have an awesome pineapple tart recipe or other yummy CNY recipes, drop me a mail! Enjoy baking everyone!