Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pineapple "Rose" Tarts


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Just a quick note here. Following my previous post on Pineapple Tarts, a few readers left comments and emails asking if they could use the recipe to make "enclosed" tarts instead of open-faced ones. The answer is yes, and I made a few late last night, just to show you. Yay, me!

Once you have encased the pineapple jam with the dough, you can beautify the tarts to resemble tangerines, like I did here (a lot of work prepping the cloves, though) or you can crimp the dough to form rose petals. I learned about this easy and nifty trick, quite by chance, at the lovely e's joie.

All you need is a crimper, which you can get cheaply any baking supplies store.



With this crimper, you basically make a hexagon on the outside, and a triangle on the inside.

I know I did an awful job with the crimping - so untidy and uneven, and the petals are so badly formed!!! But you get the idea, yes? I also did not do any glazing because I felt it would cause uneven discolouration ... but mostly because I was sleep-starved and couldn't be bothered.

That's the only photo you're getting by the way, because the current rainy spell means low lighting conditions and whatever I take is going to turn out unsatisfactory anyway. So I'll save myself the frustration and do something more enjoyable ... like eat the tarts. :)

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for this awesome post! And what are you talking about? Your crimped rose petals look perfect. :) You're setting the standard so high. Thanks again for taking your time to show us what we can do.

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  2. How cute! I wish I have this little crimper. Will get mum to send me one.

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  3. They are very nicely crafted...love your creativity :D

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  4. Beautiful, Ju! I've missed go many of your gorgeous posts and pictures. I'm going to have a lot of fun catching up!

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  5. Beautiful pineapple tarts. I still remember you made pineapple tarts last year and you wanted your pastry to be really delicious. I thought those were really pretty but these are just as pretty. I have that crimper but have never used yet :P Hope to find time to make pineapple tarts this year. They are just so delicious!

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  6. those pineapple tarts still look very nice (: (: and it did resemble rose. psst, i love rose shaped stuffs (: so do i for the pineapple tarts (:

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  7. the pineapple tarts looks nice, I like these type of pineapple tarts :)

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  8. Your tarts are sooo cute!! I think the crimping looks lovely Ju.. and thanks for the link .. s.. it's nice to travel the net with you..

    I took cake photos yesterday and it was so dark they all turned out awful..
    You manage beautifully..
    You must have been happy with the tarts:)..

    You spurred me on to make some last year!

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  9. Gosh, such fine delicate tarts! So "iew siew". I would have totally messed that up!
    Btw, you may want to consider an external flash (that bounces light to ceiling etc) for those poor natural light days..it does help.

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  10. u are making me crave pineapple tarts now!
    (i need to call mummy to make it for me! haha)

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  11. Lovely! Started seeing blogs making CNY cookies now.

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  12. I love them. So cute and perfect for a dessert table. Thanks.

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  13. These are prettttty! And cute teapot too x

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  14. These are absolutely beautiful!

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  15. Again a wonderful creation. Looks so pretty. What a wonderful cookie to serve for CNY. Unfortunately I don't get to buy the crimper here.

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  16. Thks for tips - the rose design very pretty and unique as those sell in supermkt - standard design. By the way can use self raising flour instead of plain flour? Tks, Kat

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  17. Thanks everybody. So nice of you all. For those who want to try this, but don't have the crimper, you might want to use the largest tweezer you can get. Try craft shops, maybe?

    Hi Kat, no you can't use self-raising flour. ;)

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  18. Hi, I love home-made pineapple tarts. All your tart posts are so tempting. You mentioned pre-rolling the pineapple jam a day before. But do you keep it in the fridge, or is it alright to leave it in room temperature since it's already been cooked?

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