Pineapple Tarts and CNY 2104

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These are pretty good. The proportion of pastry to jam is optimal, resulting in a thin crust of pastry that yields to the filling. Remember that texture is as important as taste. Am pleased about the shininess of the glaze, trick is to bake them for a bit before applying it. Will make the jam from scratch next year and win the award for best pineapple tarts. Continue reading

Pineapple jam

Ailin Jam 1000
Butter 6.7%
Lee pineapple juice 8%
Cinnamon 3/4t
Lemon/lime juice 3.5%

Soften jam by heating in the microwave. Add ingredients. Stir
until combined.

Jam easier to work with when cold. Freeze rolled jam balls for easier handling, especially when v soft.

Update: Use malt sugar/glucose when cooking jam for improved texture and milder sweetness.