Saturday, January 24, 2009

Homemade Sweet Treats!

Think of pineapple tarts, you think of Chinese New Year.
You eat it once a year, and you never seem to get enough of it, especially when the pineapple tarts are baked well : the moist sweet jam and the
melt-in-your-mouth crust.

Back home, there are so many brands and varieties of pineapple tarts :
the open type with pineapple jam on top, or the closed type.
One is really spoilt for choice.

But in the woods, things are somewhat different ...

We are limited to the ones sold at the asian mart if we really want some pineapple tarts for the occasion. The feeling is different. The pineapple tarts come in a box, a very pretty box. It's more like a gift a friend will bring back to you from Taiwan.

We cannot find any pineapple tart moulds here. There's no ready made pineapple jam. Pineapples are expensive. What can you do if you want to make your own pineapple tarts?

Well, I used my cookie cutter instead of the pineapple tart mould. I made my jam using canned crushed pineapples instead of fresh pineapples. Instead of the normal sized tarts, I made mine into mini tarts. Not too bad, considering it's the first time I'm making the tarts.

So mom and dad, don't worry ... we do have homemade pineapple tarts for Chinese New Year!

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