Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CNY Bake - Pineapple Tarts

It's that long-awaited time of year again with lots of blogs ablaze with cookies of all sorts. My biscuit of choice is pineapple tarts. Even if I do not bake anything else this year, the least I have to do is tarts. Why? Simple! I love them to bits! Especially soft, melt in the mouth ones. The crispy ones don't get me so excited, but I will still eat them. Just not so much of a shiok factor. I made three versions of it on Monday. You know, it's not easy to get myself started on baking another lot, for the sole reason that it is a lot of tedious work, especially when I have to do it all by myself. Baking cookies for CNY is fun when many people come together, or even 2 or 3 people, and it makes the process shorter.

First up is nestar tarts. These look so pretty but were very time consuming. I made 15 of them before throwing in the towel. I first piped them out into long strips, then placed rolled up pineapple jam on them before rolling the pastry over that. Leave the dough too long and it dries up and makes it difficult to roll, and they will fall apart.

Waiting to go in the oven.

The second lot of tarts I made resembled Mandarin oranges. I achieved that effect by putting cloves into the top of them.

Didn't bother taking out the dslr for this shot as it was already late at night. These below are cheese pineapple tarts. I did them like the ones above but instead of clove, I scattered cheddar over the top.

What is your favourite type of tart?


Peony said...

that's why I only bake nastar when hubby is ard ... so he can help me, heehee.

def needs another pair of hands to do p.tarts.

Beau Lotus said...

Hmmm am too lazy to try my hand at so many different types of tarts.

Did you make your own jam or did you buy it ready-made?

Wish I could just buy my CNY goodies, take so much effort to bake them.

Little Corner of Mine said...

This year, I made the nastar like your first picture. I finally bought one nastar pipe that worked!

SIG said...

Peony - It's very boring doing it alone. Unfortunately I don't have a doting hubby haha.

Beau Lotus - I bought ready jam. Yes, it's very time-consuming.

lcom - Wonderful!

HK Choo said...

SIG: Can ask for princess's help, that's another pair of hand you can rely on to make work light in the kitchen, no?

My favourtie type of tart would be in the making, not the eating part, if you know what I mean.

SIG said...

Choo - She'll be more of a hindrance. Haha. What's the point in making tarts and not eating them?? I can't do that. Hehe.

HK Choo said...

The joy is in the process, not the outcome. I know I sound silly, but well...