Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe - Shortcrust Pastry Cake
The Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe is a delicious party dessert that is made from sweet shortcrust pastry which is stuffed with sweet and sour pineapple and baked in the oven. Serve it as a dessert along with an asian meal for a dinner party.
Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe is a famous pastry that is served in Taiwan which is a region in China. The pastry is usually made with sweet shortcrust base and stuffed with sweet and sour pineapple. The pastry is generally shaped into a square and baked in the oven until golden.
The sweet is often distributed as a gift during the Lunar new years’ time. It is also found in many of the local bakeries around Taiwan.
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For the Short Crust Pastry
- 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 cup Whole Egg
- 1/4 cup Butter (Salted) , chilled, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 3 teaspoons Sugar
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1 pinch Salt For the stuffing
- 2 cups Pineapple , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Jaggery
How to make Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe - Shortcrust Pastry Cake
To begin making the Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe, we will first make the the short crust pastry. In a bowl add Maida, salt and butter. Mix the butter well with your fingers into the flour until it resembles a coarse crumble.
Break an egg, add sugar and milk into the flour and combine all of them together. Add little water if required and form a soft dough.
Wrap the pastry dough with a cling film, and refrigerate pastry till you make the pineapple stuffing.
Chop the pineapple into small pieces, pressure cook the pineapple with 2 tablespoons water for at least 3 whistles.
Once done, add pineapple chunks in blender and blend it to form smooth mixture.
Heat a saucepan, add pureed pineapple and jaggery and allow it to cook till the jaggery melts. Keep stirring the mixture until the pineapple mixture thickens.
Once done, allow the mixture too cool completely, and preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
*To assemble the Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe
Take the pastry out from the fridge, divide them into small balls. Flatten each ball little.
Add a small amount of pineapple mixture in the middle and bring the fold together to form a ball. Make sure there are no openings. Shape Taiwanese Pineapple Cake, into a square.
Place Taiwanese Pineapple Cake on the baking tray, do the same for the rest of the pastry dough. Brush them with butter and little bit of honey.
Bake the Taiwanese Pineapple Cake Recipe for at least 20 minutes until it turns golden brown and serve warm.