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Pineapple Tarts

Rose Pineapple Tarts

 

Pineapple Jam Ingredients:

4 pineapples
500g granulated sugar
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2 segments star anise

Method:

  1. Slice and grate pineapples until fine. You can use a food processor .
  2. Strain out half the juice from the grated pineapples .
  3. Place the pulp into a deep pan and let it simmer over moderate heat  until the pulp is almost dry.
    Add sugar, star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon to prevent jam from burning.
  4. Stir until the pineapple jam is almost dry and sticky with a golden hue.
  5. Leave to cool completely before shaping into small balls.

 

Pastry Ingredients:

250g butter
450g plain flour
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp custard powder
1 tsp baking powder
50g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk (for glazing)

Method:

  1. Sift plain flour with corn flour, custard powder and baking powder.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg yolks one at a time and cream well .
    Add vanilla essence and salt and cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Fold in sifted flour ingredients and mix to form smooth dough.  Cover dough and chill in the fridge for half an hour.
  4. Roll dough out to about ½ cm thickness and cut out shapes with pineapple tart moulds.
  5. Arrange onto baking trays and brush tartlet shells with egg yolk.
  6. Place the pre-rolled pineapple jam into the centre of each tartlet shell.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks before storing in an airtight jar.
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November 25th, 2012 Posted by | Cookies | 7 comments

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Rock Buns

Rock Buns

Ingredients:

8 oz Self Raising Flour

4 oz caster sugar

4 oz butter

3 oz currants

1 oz mixed peel

1 egg

A pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 to 2 tbsp milk (if required)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Add butter and rub with fingertips until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Stir in caster sugar, currants and mixed peels. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.
  4. Add lightly beaten eggs with vanilla essence, stirring well until you have stiff dough.
  5. Add the milk if the flour does not completely combine.
  6. Drop in rough heaps on greased baking trays.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.


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November 24th, 2012 Posted by | Cookies | no comments

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Kueh Bangket

Ingredients:

600g tapioca flour

200g icing sugar

250 ml thick coconut milk

3 egg yolks

3-4 pandan leaves

¼ tsp vanilla powder

Method:

  1. Fry tapioca flour with 2 pandan leaves in wok over a low flame until fragrant and light.
    Set aside to cool thoroughly before using.
  2. Heat coconut milk with other 2 pandan leaves and a pinch of salt till near boiling.
    Turn off stove heat, remove pandan leaves and leave to cool completely.
  3. Beat egg yolks with icing sugar and vanilla powder until thick and white. Add the coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  4. Sift tapioca flour into a mixing bowl, add the coconut mixture bit by bit and knead into soft pliable dough.
    Reserve some extra flour for dusting and some egg mixture just in case dough is too dry.
  5. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about ½ cm in thickness.  Cut dough with small cookie cutters, pinch patterns with cookie pincers and arrange them on baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 °C for about 15 to 20 min or until slightly brown.

 

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November 18th, 2012 Posted by | Cookies | no comments

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Anzac Biscuits

 

 

Ingredients

100g butter

150g caster sugar

125g plain flour

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup coconut

2 tbsp golden syrup

2 tbsp boiling water

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, coconut and rolled oats and mix well.
  3. Melt the butter and add the golden syrup. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 2 tbsp boiling water and add to melted butter.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, stir in the liquid and mix thoroughly.
  5. Place spoonfuls of dough on greased trays.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
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November 15th, 2012 Posted by | Cookies | no comments

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Cornflake Cookies

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Ingredients:

250g butter

200g light brown sugar

375g self-raising flour

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

150g mixed fruits

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp Brandy

about 100g crushed cornflakes

Method:

1.  Mix the dried fruits with 2 tbsp Brandy and leave to soak overnight.

2. Cream butter, sugar and salt until creamy. Add vanilla essence and lightly beaten eggs.

3.  Fold in sifted flour and mixed dried fruits and mix well.

4.  Using a spoon, scoop about a teaspoon of the cookie dough and drop it into the crushed cornflakes.  Roll into small balls and place them on baking tray lined with parchment paper.

5.  Bake in preheated oven at about 160 deg for about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown.

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January 30th, 2011 Posted by | Cookies | 2 comments

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Crispy Prawn Rolls

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Ingredients:

300g dried prawns
5 buah keras (ground)
1 tbsp chilli paste
1/2 tsp belachan
5 rounded tbsp caster sugar
thinly sliced limau perut leaves
poh piah skin cut into 4 pieces
egg white for sealing the prawn rolls

Method:

1.  Clean dried prawns and remove grits. Place in a blender and grind till fine.
2.  Fry chilli paste, buah keras and belachan with a little oil till aromatic.
3.  Add ground dried prawns and keep on frying till crispy. Remove and add in 5 tbsp sugar and the sliced limau perut leaves and mix well.
4.  Place some prawn mixture on a piece of poh piah skin, roll up and seal with egg white.
5.  Deep fry till golden brown.  Drain on absorbent paper and when cool, store in an air-tight container.

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December 31st, 2010 Posted by | Cookies | one comment

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Spicy Cookies

Ingredients:

150g Adam Cheese
250g butter
320g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tin sunflower seeds
1 tsp salt
1 egg

Method:

1.  Grate cheese finely.
2.  Beat butter with sugar,egg, baking powder, salt, pepper powder and chilli powder.
3.  Add in cheese and sunflower seeds.
4.  Fold in sifted flour and mix well into a dough.
5.  Roll dough out and cut into desired shapes.
6.  Polish cookies with egg and bake in preheated oven at 170 deg C for about 20 mins or until lightly brown.

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December 31st, 2010 Posted by | Cookies | one comment