Was craving to eat pineapple tarts, so made them last Saturday. Craving satisfied! Yum
This is my mother's recipe and is easy, hassle free, meltingly delicious!
400gms plain flour minus 2 tbsp replaced by corn flour
250gms butter - softened
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1. Put butter in bowl and stir for few minutes till smooth.
2. Add eggs and stir till combined, then add flour, cornflour and icing sugar.
Knead for few minutes till you get a smooth dough. Do not overknead otherwise baked tart will be hard.
3. It is now ready to be rolled out! Glaze with egg yolk mixed with a little water.
4. Bake in 160 deg oven for around 20 mins.
Note: For the pineapple jam, for those of you who are "hardworking", you can do the traditional way and grate it. But nowadays, I skin and core the pineapple, then cut into chucks and whack it into the food processor. Done in minutes!
To make the jam, squeeze out as much juice as you can (you can boil the juice separately with some sugar and have homemade pineapple syrup!).
Put the grated/processed pineapple into a saucepan, add sugar and stir till mixture is thick and jammy. You can add a couple of cloves for fragrance (optional). Be warned though, have the fire on low as the pineapple jam will start spitting and popping when it is cooking!!!
My way – microwave
Put the grated/processed pineapple into a bowl, add sugar and microwave for 8 – 10 mins each time. When the time is up, take out the bowl, stir and put back into microwave again. Do this until the jam is thick. Before the jam gets too thick, taste to make sure that the jam is sweet enough.
Remove from microwave, cool and use as required.