Pineapple Tarts With A Twist: Green Tea Pineapple Tarts
Anything tastes better with matcha. And these Tea-licious Green Tea Pineapple Tarts are no exception. For a change from the traditional taste, green tea powder is added into the pastry dough giving these delightful little tarts a naturally vibrant green colour. The zen taste of green tea matches so well with the tangy pineapple paste for a smooth, refreshing and light taste. A good idea to bake them with your family to make this coming Hari Raya (Eid) a memorable one!
Republished from www.huangkitchen.com
- 400 grams all-purpose flour, sifted
- 50 grams cornflour, sifted
- 45 grams icing sugar, sifted
- 40 grams green tea powder, use a good quality green tea powder
- 350 grams pineapple paste, homemade or store bought
- 250 grams salted butter, cut into cubes and chilled
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 3 tbsp cold water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp cold water
1. Roll the pineapple paste into balls and cut cold butter into cubes.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix well to combine flour, cornflour, icing sugar and green tea powder. Then cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Beat together the egg yolks, cold water and vanilla extract. Add into the flour mixture and form into a soft dough. Cover and chill for about 30 minutes.
4. Roll the chilled dough into balls, flatten and fill the centre with pineapple paste.
5. Using a plastic crimper, crimp the rolled tarts and arrange them on a baking tray. Then egg wash the tarts.
6. Bake in preheated 180 degree C oven for 20 minutes.
7. Once baked, remove the baking sheet to cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes.
8. Then transfer the pineapple tarts to cool completely on wire rack before storing in airtight containers.
9. These pineapple tarts infused with green tea is probably the best Asian fusion mix ever. So Enjoy!