27 January 2011

Pineapple Tarts (enclosed version)

This is my final bake for Chinese New Year...enclosed version of pineapple tarts, yes, I need to clear the pineapple paste from my previous baking. I didn't use the previous recipe but try something new, I want the pastry which is not too soft and easy to handle, I don't like something which is too creamy or cheesy...so I chose J3ss Kitch3n Super Melty Pineapple Rolls. 

I bought the QBB pure ghee from NTUC, when I whisked the ghee with sugar, and sifted in the flour I knew that it was going to be an interesting bake! The mixture was so smooth and soft, the dough is very easy to handle, the dough didn't melt even until I rolled the last ball! I would suggest this recipe to whoever like to bake pineapple tarts because it wouldn't dissappoint you and not much skills is required to roll the dough into balls. 

Recipe adapted from J3ss Kitch3n original recipe from QBB

Ready made pineapple paste, rolled in balls

250g QBB
50g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt (omitted)
350g top flour
50g corn flour
1 egg yolk - for glazing
1/4 tsp salt - for glazing (omitted)
1 tsp water - for glazing

1. Using a hand whisk, cream QBB and sugar until light. Whisk in egg yolks 1 at a time until well combined. Add essence and salt and whisk until fluffy.
2. Sift top flour and corn flour together and fold into the QBB mixture to form a soft dough.
3. Divide dough using a tsp and roll into balls.
4. Flatten a piece of dough and place a piece of the roll pineapple paste in the middle. Bring the edges of the dough together and press lightly to seal. Roll it in between your palms to shape it into a roll.
5. Place rolls on baking tray lined with parchment paper or paper casing.
6. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk, salt and water together for the glaze.
7. Brush the glaze on the pineapple rolls with a brush.
8. Bake in preheated over of 180C and bake for 20-25 mins or until the rolls are pale golden brown.
9. Cool on wired rack before storing in airtight container.

Melt-in-mouth pineapple tart!

Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year!


  1. 黄梨馅的颜色很美
    我也祝你新年快乐 年年如意

  2. i'm so glad you love it! its really a breeze to make the dough isn't it! looks so beautiful!

  3. Those pineapple pastries look very beautiful and the filling is just tempting as well.

  4. 圆鼓鼓的很可爱~照片也拍得很美!

  5. i can see your pineapple tarts look really melty! looks moist and lovely! i want one in my mouth right now :)

  6. Ah Tze, last bake? So fast 'shou gong' already, hehe. I love pineapple tarts, especially those enclosed version because the pineapple jam won't be too dry.

  7. 鲸鱼,哈哈这照型不必用剪刀 :)


  8. Jess, thanks for the recipe! it is a sure keeper for next year :)

    Angie, thanks for the compliment! Making this pineapple tarts was really a breeze compared to the last one. This round the dough was easy to handle.

  9. Bernice, 谢谢!我也觉得圆的可爱又好收进罐里。

    Jean, thanks! Feel free to help yourself :D

  10. Min,have to 'shou gong' liao because the 'spring cleaning manager' needs to move inside my kitchen...hahaha

  11. Your tarts really look melt in the mouth! I am going to try this as I have a tin of Ghee in my kitchen...thanks for sharing:)

  12. Yum yum yum...just want to try a piece. Got the recipe too but didn't have a chance to make this or unless I can get hold Ghee from an Asian grocery store.

  13. hi tze, really looks like melty type..i'm not baking any pineapple tarts, i already have 2 jars given by friends.

  14. Jeannie, do try to make the pineapple tarts using Ghee, anticipate your creation!

    Zoe, so sorry to know that your can't get the Ghee easily. This recipe is a sure keeper.

    Lena, oh, that's good! Pineapple tarts really is the favourite cookie for CNY.

  15. Hi Tze, your version is jut fabulous! No mess, one bite snack to enjoy! What a wonderful idea! I'll make some for New Year and surprise every with the hidden treasure!

  16. Arthur, this recipe make rolling up the pineapple tarts a breeze, the dough wouldn't melt!

  17. Wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

  18. I can't find QBB Ghee at the NTUC supermkt near my place.

    Happy CNY to you and family, Ah Tze... :)

  19. Happy Rabbit Year to you! Gong Xi Fa Cai! :)

  20. Thanks Gert & SSB!! Wishing you and family a Happy CNY too!!

    Hanushi, you can try NTUC finest at Clementi Centre. Wishing you and family a Happy CNY too!!

  21. I hope you have a healthy and happy New Year. Your pineapple buns really look delicious. I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I definitely will be back. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

  22. Mary, thanks for visitng and dropping me your lovely message. God bless you and have a wonderful holiday too.

  23. Happy Lunar New Year, Ah Tze! Best wishes for you and your family :D

  24. Zoe, thanks! Best wishes for you and your family too ^_^


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