Friday, 30 January 2015

HELLO KITTY PINEAPPLE JAM TARTS

Wow...................I've been absent too long!!!
Chinese New Year is just round the corner.  This year, I'm not selling any cookies, so am sharing my pineapple jam tarts recipe in case you would like to bake some for your family and friends.



They will look great if I had added red bows and also pink nose.

HELLO KITTY PINEAPPLE JAM TARTS

Ingredients:
220 g butter
30 g icing sugar (sifted)
1 egg size B (I used grade A yolk + half the egg white)
1 tsp vanilla essence
300 g flour
40 g milk powder
20 g custard powder

Adequate pineapple jam (approximately 260g) - make into 42 - 6 g balls. 
Pineapple jam recipe.

Method:
  1. Sift all the dry ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and essence, mix well.
  4. Finally, add all the dry ingredients and mix till combine.
  5. Gently knead till the dough form a ball and does not stick to fingers.
  6. Divide dough into 42 - 15 g balls. Reserve some dough for the eyes.
  7. Take a ball of dough and flatten it, put a pineapple jam ball in the middle and wrap it.
  8. Gently roll into a smooth ball.  Place into the cookie cutter. Push the dough in with its' embosser.
  9. Remove carefully and place on baking tray. Repeat till all dough is used up.
  10. Bake at 150 degree for 20 - 25 mins or till slightly brown.
  11. Remove from oven and cool completely before storing in air-tight containers.
**Remember to lightly dust the cutter and embosser with flour.







To make the "Hello Kitty's" eyes, nose and bow with dough:
  • For the eyes, mix some bamboo charcoal powder with a small ball of dough.  Knead till well combine.  Make into tiny balls and insert into the eyes.
  • For the nose, color a small ball of dough pink.  Roll into tiny balls and insert into the nose.
  • For the bow, color a small amount of dough red.  Roll out to 1/4" thick. Cut 2 small heart shape and place on the head. Place a tiny ball in the centre and flatten it slightly. Or buy some heart shaped sugar decoration and place on the head with some egg white as glue.
OR decorate with chocolate.  The doggies would look great with brown ears!!!

Be creative...........they can be in the shape of sheep, bears, pineapples, tangerine & etc....

Please share your creations with me!!

My "sunflower" pineapple jam tarts.


Happy baking and Happy Chinese New Year!!




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