First of all, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 新年快乐！Wishing you good health, wealth and blessings in abundance.
Today it’s the first day of Chinese/Lunar New Year! And I am so glad to be able to spend it with my family back home. What about yourself?
Pineapple jam tart is one of the popular New Year (Chinese and Malay) goodies in Malaysia and Singapore. They are prepared at least a month well in advance before the festive New Year celebration begins. I slide back, only managed to catch up the day before Chinese New Year eve.
I followed a good recipe from here and added some mature white cheddar into the dough mix. Sweet & savoury pineapple tarts are a hit with the famillies. Especially for the adults who don’t fancy sweet stuff.
Then, follow the recipe as in the link. For the cheesy twist, just add finely grated 250 g of mature white cheddar while creaming butter and icing sugar together. Rest the dough aside.
And the pineapple tarts turned out fantastic after the temperature and time readjustments.
I used the leftover pastry dough to make the enclosed tart version, too ugly, haha.
Next up, an important and fun Chinese New Year appetiser. You will see how fun it is.