Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Super Melty Pineapple Rolls

I have this hate-love feeling with pineapple rolls/tarts from my past experiences in baking them:

1. the pastry is too soft to handle even after refrigerating, by the time i manage to encase the fillings into the pastry, it has started to melt and after baking they went out of shape.

2. when the pastry is easy to handle the taste and texture is not what i want, either they are too sweet or too milky and not those melty kind.

Then i found this recipe! the dough is easy to handle, no refrigeration needed and they are very very melty look at the photos and you will know what i meant.













The pastry falls apart the moment i cut it open even my mum who doesn't eat cny goodies commented that it's very melty! and she also say its not sweet! if you have not started baking your pineapple rolls/tarts perhaps you wana give this recipe a go.

I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #3 My Favorite CNY Cookie. Details can be found here.

Pineapple Rolls
(adapted and modified from QBB website)

Ingredients 

Bake King ready made pineapple paste, rolled in balls (i scoop the paste with a tsp and roll into balls)
250g QBB
50g icing sugar (reduced to 30g)
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (omitted)
1/4 tsp salt (omitted)
350g top flour
50g corn flour
1 egg yolk - for glazing
1/4 tsp salt - for glazing
1 tsp water - for glazing

Method
  1. Using a hand whisk, cream QBB and sugar until light. Whisk in egg yolks 1 at a time until well combined. Add essence and salt and whisk until fluffy.
  2. Sift top flour and corn flour together and fold into the QBB mixture to form a soft dough.
  3. Divide dough using a tsp and roll into balls.
  4. Flatten a piece of dough and place a piece of the roll pineapple paste in the middle. Bring the edges of the dough together and press lightly to seal. Roll it in between your palms to shape it into a roll.
  5. Place rolls on baking tray lined with parchment paper or paper casing.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk, salt and water together for the glaze.
  7. Brush the glaze on the pineapple rolls with a brush.
  8. Bake in preheated over of 180C and bake for 20-25 mins or until the rolls are pale golden brown.
  9. Cool on wired rack before storing in airtight container.

72 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Jess, you baked so many cookies and I am wondering, how many more coming up :P. I have not baked any yet except for the coconut cookies, I am trying to squeeze sometimes to bake one more cookies to give you more support, hopefully will b able to make time to bake pineapple tarts.

j3ss kitch3n said...

lol! Jess if time permits maybe there will be more hahaha! am i supporting myself too much? hehe thanks for your support! awaiting your post!

Zoe said...

I do agree that it is so difficult to get the right kind of pastry to achieve the best texture in these lovely little pineapple tarts. Nice to know that you have found one. I would love to bookmark this and make this too...Thanks for sharing :D

Zoe said...

Which did you use? QBB ghee or clarified butter?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Zoe thanks can't wait to see your post on this! hehe! i used QBB ghee, you are able to get the clarified butter on your side???? maybe you wana try using both?

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Oh you used ghee for the crust.
It will definately make it very melty!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Wendy i was guessing its the ghee and not the corn flour! guess i was right!

Wen said...

I always wonder how it taste to use ghee instead of butter for pineapple tarts. Other than melty does it taste buttery too? Btw you are really enjoying your CNY bakes ya...lol!

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

j3ss, i will definitely try this "Super Melty Pineapple Rolls"!!...so hard to get a good recipe for Pineapple Rolls,thanks for sharing, cheers!
**if i can fine a good pineapple paste,will do it tonight**hehe....

j3ss kitch3n said...

Wen yup yup taste and smell buttery too! haha i am really enjoying ain't i?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Joelyn haha! you are most welcome! awaiting your post!

edith said...

I love melt in the mouth type. Seeing your ghee in this recipe I am torn between using it for sugi or this. hahhaha...

Cheah said...

Gosh, really looks melty, Jess. Now I know what's QBB. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

j3ss kitch3n said...

edith haha use it for both! you will love it!

Cheah thanks and you are most welcome!

Fiona said...

Hi~ May I know top flour is referring to low protein flour? or superfine flour? Thanks.

j3ss kitch3n said...

Hi Fiona, top flour can be considered superfine flour. You able to find the flour brand Prima on your side? if you can, they have top flour hope this helps you. happy baking!

Fiona said...

I am not really sure, but I try to find it first…Thanks for your help :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Fiona, if you can't get the top flour, just substitute with superfine flour or plain flour let me know the results =)

Tracylow said...

朋友,我想吃哦,快点寄给我。。

j3ss kitch3n said...

Tracy!哈哈,好啊,可是到你那毁容的话,可别怪我哦!

dinewithleny said...

This is looking so good jess. It looks like it's gonna melt in your mouth the moment you put them in. I'm gonna start making my cookies next week. Will give this a go. Just Waiting for pineapple jam from my mom in law....ahhaha....

Yummy Koh said...

This is another melty pineapple tarts I have seen. Now cannot dont make liao ... die-die must make some. If I dont have time to make, I will give you a shout, so pls dont finish all. So jealous of you, make so many cookies!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Leny haha thanks! home made pineapple paste is the best! hope to see your post soon!

Chris hahahaa!! too free liao that's why i keep baking cny goodies! sure sure gimme a call anytime you want them!

sotong said...

what a timely post! I'm actually looking for a pastry recipe for pineapple tarts. This recipe looks very similar to Amy Beh's one. I can imagine how crumbly and melt-in-the-mouth your tarts are. Nice!

Jet said...

I just stared at the rolls' picture for a few minutes. My eyes were eating them. They "taste" wonderful to my eyes. =D Thanks for sharing!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Sotong please do try them out and let me know!

Jet haha yours is equally eye boogling!

Ah Tze said...

wow! the pineapple rolls look so soft and yummy! If I'm going to bake this again, will try your recipe!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Ah Tze thanks! hehe please do try if you can =D

Christine Ang said...

Hi,

Am so happy that you had tried it out using ghee as last sunday, a cabby whom ever do in cafeteria, told me that all their tart are using ghee and is very buttery.

I will try out this recipe soon.

Best Regards
christine Ang

My Little Space said...

Jess, you made this sounds terrific! I so wanna to try them out. But before that I need to wallop a few from yours first. haha.... Have a great day.
Cheers, Kristy

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

啊....这样装在在纸杯里简单又漂亮:)

Jean said...

i can see the cookie portion of the tarts are so light and fluffy! that explains the melt in your mouth texture!

love melody, love baking said...

i am gonna give this a try... i super love those melty type of pineapple tarts!! where can i get QBB? phoon huat?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Chris try them out and see the results =)

Kristy haha please help yourself

鲸鱼,呵呵谢谢!

Jean haha these are truly hard to resist

PH, you can get them at local supermarket under the planta margarine section =)

love melody, love baking said...

Thanks! Gg to pop by a supermarket after work to look for it!

Sharon said...

Boy do these look good!! You are super well prepared for Chinese New Year with all these amazing bakes you've made! Pineapple tarts are one of my absolute all-time favourites. Gorgeous! And the texture looks great!

DG said...

Jess, it seems you are ready for CNY. We should come and visit you to try all your yummy cookies :)

hanushi said...

Wow, I can't take my eyes off ur tarts, looks like melt in mouth n pop size, so Kazakh. How is the bake king paste, nice? I thought u got ph's pineapple paste

hanushi said...

I mean. So kawaii...

Jihyeon said...

Whoa~U have done so many great recipe. i'm still on the half-way.
I don't have oven to bake, so...i'll come here a lot to enjoy your tasty cookies...would you mind? lol....

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so melty! So ghee is the secret!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Sharon thanks! have you started baking the cookies yet?

DG hehe sure no prob!

hanushi thanks! ohh i did bought i haven used it yet will use it the next time round haha!

Jihyeon thanks for dropping by! of course i don't mind come as often as you like!

pigpigcorner thanks yeah ghee is the secret!

Janice Hcc said...

wow, nice n creative you hong lai shu^^..

Anonymous said...

哇!我也想做,等下,去买黄利先!!

茄子

crustabakes said...

this recipe sounds promising! thanks so much for accpeting my second entry to aspiring baker #3! :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Janice thanks hehe

茄子 呵呵,期待你的作品!

crustabakes yeah this recipe is a keeper! you are most welcome! i should thank you instead for supporting!

Victor said...

I tasted pineapple rolls recently and really enjoyed it. I will sure try out your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

reanaclaire said...

I can imagine them melting in my mouth.. lol... yummy!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Victor you are most welcomed =)

reanaclaire haha thanks!

lena said...

dear jess,.this must be a 5star rating for your pineapple tarts, i have to keep this recipe too for future use. The song 'goodbye' is playing right now as i'm typing this..its kind like making my heart aches, i dont know why but i'm not critising yr blog, dont get me wrong, it's a nice song, maybe i just got carried away..

The Sweetylicious said...

jess, those pineapple tarts look really melty and crumbly! i LOVE it!! (: (: psst, you're not overly supportive of yourself (: you just enjoy it (: i'll sweep away those laziness, type and send more entries to support you (: meanwhile, look forward to more entries from you (:

j3ss kitch3n said...

Lena oh my i'm sorry but goodbye this song really pulls on the sadness chord..

Jasmine haha thanks!!

Bernice said...

wow~look delicious!!!
u r so so pandai~~

neyeeloh said...

Great looking pineapple tarts, a must hv for CNY ^_^

Anonymous said...

You inspire me to bake the pineapple tarts. Will bake it tomorrow. Btw, can I keep it for more than a week?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Bernice haha thanks!

Esther thank you!

annoymonous yes you can keep more then a week store in air tight container

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

For Malaysians and Singaporeans, you can never go wrong with pineapple tarts especially during CNY ... Yours look good!

KWF said...

Jess, yours look very melt-in-the-mouth too. Is the texture more of a powdery kind or crisp kind of melt-in-the-mouth?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Pei-lin true true hee thanks!

KWF thank you! hmmm i would say its a combination in between! it taste good though albeit salty like what you prefer =D

mr. pineapple man said...

yum! i think i had this in taiwan! I;m delicious!

tigerfish said...

Love the festive background and who can resist melty pineapple tarts/rolls? Ghee makes most food taste food - that's why I love Indian food.

Abbymonster said...

请问什么是QBB?

j3ss kitch3n said...

pineapple man haha yes its delish!

tigerfish haha true i can't resist too!

Abbymonster 我发邮件给你了!

Abbymonster said...

jess,
我没收到哦 @@
yukisim_2006@hotmail.com

sean said...

j3ss,
我也好想知道什么叫QBB,
可以顺便发邮件给我吗?
sokesean@yahoo.com
嘻嘻。。。。。
谢谢你哦!

单单听你形容的如此melty,
我的口水都快递出来了。
呵呵。。。。

j3ss kitch3n said...

Sean, 呵呵谢谢来访哦!我已经发邮件给你了!

dailydelicious said...

Really want to try this one, I love to eat it when I was a kid (a long time ago), ^^.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, tried your recipe tdy and it was....."HEAVEN"!!!! My son couldn't stop chomping them! Tks for your recipe.

Janine said...

ooh this is a first time i've seen ghee in a pineapple tart cookie! does it taste like suji cookies? :) definitely something i'll bookmark to try sometime this week!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Pook, please try!

Anonymous, glad you and your son love it!

Janine doesn't taste like sugi cookies but these taste good all the same hehe!

ha said...

Hi, thanks for sharing..

If we use plain flour alone,can? And Can we use this for open faced tarts instead?

j3ss kitch3n said...

ha you are most welcome! you can just substitute with plain flour if you want. i have not tried using this for open face tart because the dough is quite soft it's not advisable to use it for open face tarts.

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