Saturday, January 26, 2008

Spring 2008 - Chinese New Year - Pineapple Cookies

Pineapples cookies and tarts are my favourite new year goodies among a few others.

Barry and I were just walking around Sunway Pyramid mall after dinner last night when we scouted these lovelies - the tin packaging with illustration of girls in kebayas and a cute red paperbag makes it perfect as a gift for the festive season.

No worries about freshness as these little jewels are nestled comfortably in a ziplock plastic within the tin. And pineapple cookies being top of our list of favourites, they definitely will be gone in no time.

Now, the taste? Soft, melt-in-the mouth pastry that wrapped around REAL pineapple jam. We bought the Pineapple Carnival Cookies. There is another version of pineapple cookies with cheese. Thanks to the samples generously provided fo customers for tasting, we picked the traditional version without cheese. They are sold at RM26.80/tin (can't find the weight listed on the tin).

They also have a host of other cookies like macadamia nut and almond cookies etc etc.. Their cookies are made dainty and cute, just pop a piece in your mouth at one go - less crumbs on the floor! Go to http://www.yongsheng.com.my/. Check them out!

IF you are keen to get your hands all flour-y, try baking them yourselves - Flavours magazine Jan-Feb 2008 Ed. has a huge write-up on pineapple tarts (recipes included) : Taiwanese Pineapple Tarts, Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, Portuguese Pineapple Tarts, Indonesian Pienapple Tarts, Pineapple Shaped Tarts - take your pick!

2 comments:

Crunchasarus Rex said...

Pineapple tarts are my favourite too.. but i like the traditional type.. that my mum used to make.. with the pineapple topping on the top.

Diary of Kay El said...

I have a friend whose mom makes one of the best open-faced tarts with delicately crimped pastries... I look forward to visiting her mom every year. Ha!