Why my pineapple tarts turn Mouldy?

Why my pineapple tarts turn Mouldy?

Jam that is not dry enough will cause pineapple tarts to become mouldy quite fast, as I found out last year. It was quite a painful lesson. On the other hand, jam that is too dry will be too stiff. So watch the fire closely, particularly after adding sugar.

How long can pineapple tarts keep?

Traditional homemade pineapple tarts can last up to 4 weeks, if kept in an airtight container. However, I’ve had them after 5-6 weeks and they were still edible.

Why is my pineapple tarts dry?

Overworking the butter too much will make your tarts too crumbly after you bake them. Add egg yolk one at a time (if you double the recipe) and then just mix until creamy. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula. The dough seems dry and doesn’t seem to come together at this point, that’s okay.

How do you store pineapple tarts?

Pineapple tarts turning mouldy even when stored in air-tight containers is due to the presence of too much moisture. Store pineapple tarts which are cooled to room temperature in an air-tight container away from the sunlight. They can be kept for up to 3 months. Otherwise, keep them refrigerated for up to 6 months.

Why are pineapple tarts used in Chinese New Year?

Pineapple Tarts Serving any kind of sweet dessert is encouraged during Chinese New Year because it symbolises bringing a sweet life into the new year. The Hokkiens also consider certain fruits auspicious, and they are particularly fond of pineapple, ong lai in the Hokkien dialect, which literally means “fortune come”.

How do you use a pineapple tart Mould presser?

Using a pineapple tart mould, stamp into 3 cm rounds of tart shells. Press firmly on the dough and dislodge the tart shells carefully from mould. Arrange the stamped tart shells onto a baking tray. Brush the surface of the tart shells with egg wash.

Can pineapple tarts be kept in fridge?

If you wish to make these tarts well ahead of time and need to keep for longer than 2 to 3 weeks, chill the tarts in air-tight containers. When chilled, the tarts can keep well for up to 3 months.

How long can pineapple tarts last in the fridge?

How long do pineapple tarts last? Pineapple tarts can be stored at room temperature for up to 7 – 10 days in a sealed container. You can even keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one month. If you do store in the fridge allow them to come to room temperature before eating.

Can I use cake flour for pineapple tarts?

I recommend to use the type of flour mentioned as accordingly as I have used cake flour instead of all purpose flour to bake one of my favourite pineapple tart recipe (by Little Teochew) before but everything fell apart because there is not enough protein to hold the pastry. Cream butter and condensed milk till light.

Which pineapple is best for pineapple tarts?

The cheaper pineapples (the ones that are less sweet) are the best choice. 2. HALF-RIPE OR UNDER-RIPE pineapples work well for pineapple jam as they provide more fibre and texture.

How do you keep pineapple tarts from cracking?

Tips to store pineapple tarts Storing pineapple tarts are easy. To prevent them from turning mouldy, ensure that they have fully cooled to room temperature before stacking them in an air-tight container. Put the containers away from direct sunlight and they should last for about 1.5 months.

Are pineapple tarts healthy?

Healthy Chinese New Year Food One pineapple tart contains about 82 calories, one love letter contains about 56 calories, and a single slice of bak kwa contains a hefty 370 calories.