Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Would like to share some of my Pineapple Tarts which i made this year. Since this is the year of the Rabbit, i tried making some in the shape of the Rabbit and it was quite fun to make especially i had Renee helping me. She was a great help and i should say, we were a great team. When i had the Rabbit's body ready, which was a round piece of dough wrapped with pineapple jam, she had the Rabbit's tail, ears and nose ready for me. Alexander, helped too, he did the egg white wash so that i could adhere the tail, ears and nose. The Rabbits looked great and cute, before they were baked but when they came out of the oven, they had attitute. Some lost their tails and noses and Renee blamed Alexander for doing a shoddy job in glazing. Well, these tarts are handmade and can we expect factory-machine made tarts?
I tried making some other shapes like gold ingots, which i gave up after making a few, cos it took up too much time and it was laborious. Besides it did not turn out so pretty. The pineapple shape was good, easy and fast. The next time around i would use more dough rather than more jam, then they would be better looking.
GONG XI FA CAI