Monday, February 08, 2010

Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year Bakes

These are my first bakes for the Chinese New Year. Blossom Pineapple Tarts.
Cookies
I made these again for CNY this year as it is such a breeze to make. Unlike the traditional open face tarts that you either need to crimp the tart pastries or slowly mould the pineapple to fit the hollow of the tarts, these Blossom Pineaapple Tarts are really quick to make.
Cookies
Since last year, I have been receiving emails on and off from visitors to my blog asking if I needed a special mould to make them. Nope! I don't! I just cut the pastries with a petal cutter (I use the rose cutter from the Wilton sugarpaste cutter set) and then put a ball of pineapple jam onto the centre of the pastry and place it into the paper cases for baking. It couldn't be easier. Aren't they pretty. I have made a short video to show how easy it is to shape the tarts. Here is is:

Told you it was simple right?

The second cookie I made was a Cheesy Bak Kwa Buttons. Using the same shortcrust pastry recipe from the pineapple tarts, I added grated cheddar cheese, chopped bak kwa (barbequed meat) and some black and white pepper to the dough. These were shaped into tiny marble-sized balls and then flatten with the prongs of fork before baking.
Cookies
What can I say? Ummmh...yummy yummy!

10 comments:

FAMILY FIRST said...

Thank you so much for the video! I think I waited 2 yrs for this tip. Super thanks! Too late for me to do this year, but will surely do it next year. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you & your family.

Rusti said...

Hi Family First
Opps! Sorry about that! I actually took the video early last week but only found time to upload last night. But still not late lah! Can make a small batch lor.

Cuen said...

Thanks for the lovely video that you have uploaded. Really appreciate the efforts =D

Happy Chinese New Year!

COLARGOL said...

it's very original and really nice!
What work, bravo Thanks for the video Happy Chinese New Year

Kathoo said...

Tqvm, been searching high and low for this recipe. My sis always buys from this lady at RM28/- per box! Still in CNY mood, will try to make a batch :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm interested in your cheesy bak kwa buttons, may I know if you need to reduce flour/butter for the addtional cheese added? And when do you add in the additional ingredients (cheese, bak kwa and pepper)? Thanks! MH

Rusti said...

Hi MH
I modified the recipe from Nastar, an Indonesian pineapple tarts that has cheese in the pastry by just adding bakwa and sifting the pepper with the flour. The bak kwa was added just before the flour.
Ginny

Rusti said...

Hi MH
I modified the recipe from Nastar, an Indonesian pineapple tarts that has cheese in the pastry by just adding bakwa and sifting the pepper with the flour. The bak kwa was added just before the flour.
Ginny

Aiye said...

It looks very easy to do! I'll try one day..

sintaicharles said...

I discovered your blog at 9.15pm today and like it instantly.

I will try out the biscuits at home.