Archive for the ‘Pies & Tarts’ Category

Mad about Pineapple Tarts

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Pineapple Tarts

Pineapple tarts are a Lunar New Year staple. My family makes these tarts every year.

Pineapple Tarts

The pineapple jam is cooked on the stove for 3 hours, together with cinnamon sticks, cloves and sugar. The pastry dough is made by kneading butter, flour, water and eggs together. The balls of pineapple jam are then pressed onto the individually egg-brushed pastry dough.

Mad about Poached Peach Frangipane Tart

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Peach Frangipane Tart

My mum received a small basket of beautiful yellow peaches recently and very generously shared some with me. I decided to try poaching them and incorporating them into a dessert. The result was this lovely golden brown frangipane tart, which is really just a variation of this tart.

Peach Frangipane Tart

I loved the taste and texture of the puffed up frangipane, which went really well with the wonderfully plump and moist poached peaches.

Mad about Poached Pear & Almond Tart

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Poached Pear & Almond Tart

I was inspired to bake this tart after seeing the lovely photo in Baking Illustrated. The pears were poached in sugar syrup with a cinnamon stick and black pepper corns.

Poached Pear & Almond Tart

The smell of the baked frangipane was wonderful. The only problem I had was that the pears were still very firm despite having been left to ripen on the counter for 5 days. I’ll have to plan way ahead the next time.