Thursday, January 27, 2011

Assortment of Pineapple Tarts

Chinese New Year won’t be complete without these little morsels. Pineapple tarts are usually available during CNY. So, what makes a good pineapple tart? For me it have to be bite size so that you won’t feel too guilty eating too many of it. The pastry has to be buttery, sturdy enough to hold the jam but soft enough to melt in your mouth. The jam is flavored with cinnamon and I like the jam to have a hint of sourness in it. I like my tarts to have plenty of jam on it so I do not skims on the pineapple jam. When the flavor of the buttery tart and the jam comes together, it should strike a blissful balance. I don’t think anyone can stop at just eating one or two. Forget about your diet. Start your diet only after CNY ha ha...



Since most of you already have your favorite recipes for the tarts so I am not going to post it here but if you want it you can always check my previous posting here . I am just showing some pictures of the tarts I made using different design. There are so many designs and patterns out there now compare to years ago which only have one. Enjoy and let me know which one is your favorite design for the tarts.

I am submitting this cookie to Aspiring-Bakers # 3 My Favourite CNY Cookies hosted by j3ss kitch3n

This is the most traditional looking ones

This design has been around for some time now. To make this the dough have to be pretty soft.

This mould do not have an indentation at the center so it is quite difficult to put the pineapple jam.

I like the design of this one. Great for Valentine's Day but not easy to put the jam either.

I like this new mould the best. Great indentation in the center to hold the jam.


I love the design of this one but the mould is not so easy to work with.

This is the design that you can make even without the pineapple tart mould. Just take a round cookie cutter, cut the pastry, put the pastry in a small muffin tray, filling it up with jam and voila!!! Pineapple Tarts

Here are some enclosed ones. These involves more work and longer time to make.


Last but not least all the moulds and tool that I used to made these. Making pineapple tarts is hard work. No wonder people bake this once a year ;)

32 comments:

j3ss kitch3n said...

i also like your new mould!! very pretty!

Angie Tee said...

Okay Gert, you can send some of those lovely pineapple tarts to me..Thanks! Ha! Just kidding...Happy Chinese New Year :D

travellingfoodies said...

wow! that's a very good collection of moulds and cookie contratons you have there! lots of room for creativity.

Anncoo said...

I have all these cute molds. They are so pretty to play with :)

CaThY said...

Beautiful pineapple tarts

Jenn@ChasingFoodDreams said...

So amazed that you took so much effort to come up with so many designs of the pineapple tart! :)

My Little Space said...

Whoa Gert, you're getting active these few dsys. haha.... I'm sure you're well prepared. Are you going to throw a party soon? Invite lots of friends over? Guess Carlos going to enjoy the festival too...especially with all those yummilicious food. Happy baking and enjoy. Hope you're having a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wow, you made so many varieties?
I'd be lazy to wash so many moulds, hahaha!!!
I'm done with my tarts, 4 batches so far becos mommy dearest wanted to give them away. So I had to make.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful pineapple tarts....drooling! I have to start collecting these moulds now :D

Sayantani said...

drool worthy tarts!

Kristinaenna said...

Hello Gert! I've been following your blog and tried few of the recipes,it turns well! This pineapple tart is just sooooo pretty and i feel like wana try'em all! all are my fav..:)

Janine said...

wow they all look very traditional and nice! the heart one really looks very cute :)

Jeannie said...

I like the one in the middle in the first photo... spikey looking, like pineapple:D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh man, I have not even started on making my pineapple tart. I need to go buy pineapple first.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Gert, I just made pineapple tArts too :D... You were able to get all those molds in the US? Very impressive!

mycookinghut said...

I could really feel CNY is approaching by just reading your blog! It doesn't need mentioned anymore.. pineapple tarts, thumbs up!

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Wow! Such hard work! SO many pretty cookies! Once a year?!?!?! I was not feeling energetic enough to make these this year but have been seeing too many blogs with beautiful pineapple tarts I have to make some!

Lisa H. said...

Pineapple tarts.... yum. love the melt in the mouth...:)

ICook4Fun said...

Jess, thank you.

Angie, I don't mind sending some to you but by the time it get to you it might not be nice anymore.

Travellingfoodies, thanks.

Anncoo, yes it is. I will take them out once a year to play with it :)

Cathy, thanks.

Jenn, from that you can see I like varities and can't stick to one design :)

Kristy, ha ha no choice. I need something to keep me busy and get myself into the mood. But I still can't feel the 'hei fun' at all. Yea we look forward to our reunion dinner next week.

Wendy, I just soaked the moulds in hot water and it are easy to clean. When I am home I need to make a lot too to give it away too. It is a yearly ritual :)

Mary, there are plenty of it back in Malaysia.

ICook4Fun said...

Sayantani, thanks.

Kristinaenna, thanks for your support and your comment. Hope to see you often.

Janine, thanks.

Jeannie, ha ha that is one of the tradional design.

LCOM, I am done with CNY baking :)

Shirley, no. I can't get the moulds here. I bought it all from Malaysia. I still have a few more different design somewhere in the boxes. Didn't look for it :)

Leemei, ha ha.. yea a few posting of CNY goodies.

Plumleaf, for me pineapple tart is a must for CNY.

Lisa, are you making some too?

lena said...

hey, you're making rabbits design too? that's pretty cute. I always love nastar shapes , think they are just beautiful. Already putting on weight now, infact i'm muching on some peanut cookies right now as i'm typing this!

Janice said...

Your pineapple tarts are so beautiful Gert. I wish I have the courage to make some. Haven't eaten any for the longest time.

Beachlover said...

wah!! Gert you have so many pretty mould! hmmm.....I must get this kind of mould when I go back there..btw,I like your shape of your p'apple tart! so many different shape and design! no wonder you said it's take you so long to finish!

Ummi said...

Hello Gert,
How are you dear? Wowww pineapple tart..i liiiikeee! Yours look gorgeous and tempting! Are you flying back for this CNY? Here wishing you in advance, Gong Xi Fa Chai and many happy returns!

Alice said...

hi,

love all the designs - how to choose? :)
yummilicious!!!

been following your blog and tried some of your cookings but hvnt really said hi to u :)

dun mind i ve linked your blog to mine

thks for sharing all the wonderful recipes!

Happy Chinese New Year! :)

Cheah said...

Can't agree with you more that making pineapple tarts is hard work. Hats off to you for making such a variety.

Kym Kym said...

Pineapple tarts is something that I won't resist during CNY. Yours look delicious. Yum yum.

wahdi said...

oh wow, the tart looks yummy!!!

olivia said...

beautiful pineapple tarts... gong xi fatt chai

wen yi said...

hi i want to noe where do you buy all this mould pls reply asap thks

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your pineapple tart molds? I'm in SC, USA and want to start a tradition of making these with my children.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, I bought all these molds from Malaysia.