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Went to Kallang for breakfast and after that pass by Kitchen Capers and saw they have low sugar pineapple paste, according to the seller, it's a very saleleble items and receive quite a numerous good feedback about it.  Went ahead and bought 6 packets.

Decide to try out the taste of the newly bought paste and I follow the recipe from Indonchinekitchen's blog to do the pastry in which I did last year and receive good feedbacks.

I just bought the yuan bao plastic mould and I used it to do the shape of the tarts.  When I was doing it, I was looking at it and wondering whether it is yuan bao or abalone... hee! hee!

Went distribution to my siblings and friend and they say is good, it just that one of my brother say got no butter taste.  I will give him the cheap butter next time... just kidding....

Recipe extract :-

Pineapple Tarts, Nastar

Yield 700 g cookies


For pineapple jam
2 kg pineapple, roughly 4 medium sized pineapples
600 g sugar
3 cloves
5 cm cinnamon stick

For cookies
200 g butter
50 g confectioners' sugar
40 g powdered milk
280 g flour, low gluten or all purpose
20 g cornflour
2 egg yolks

For egg wash
3 egg yolks
1/4 tsp condensed milk


For pineapple jam

Puree pineapple in an electric blender till smooth.
Combine puree with sugar, cloves and cinnamon stick in a pot. Cook over low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring continually.
When it thickens and can be piped or rolled, remove from heat.
The jam will thicken during cooling. Prepare this one day in advance. You will end up with 500-600 g pineapple jam, enough for one batch.

For cookies

Preheat oven to 150 degree Celsius
Sift flour, powdered milk and corn flour twice.
In a mixer bowl, combine butter and sugar. Cream till light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes, over high speed.
Add egg yolk, one at a time. Beating well.
Add flour mixture into the bowl and beat over low speed using paddle attachment. Do this for 4-5 minutes, until everything is mixed well.
Work with 50 g of dough one at a time. Roll dough between plastic sheet to 0.2 cm thickness.
Pipe pineapple jam on top of the dough. Roll the dough to cover up the jam completely.
Use a pair of scissors to cut them up into 4cm log and arrange on greased pan.
Brush with egg wash mixture twice using small pastry brush.
Bake in preheated oven till golden, 15-20 minutes.
Let cool and store in airtight container.

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