Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pineapple Jam Cookies & Microwave Brownies

Pineapple Jam Cookies & Microwave Brownies

When I searching for baking recepies I came across this pineapplejam cookies/tarts. I was very much impressed and decided to prepare this cookies. I was very excited and started preparing to make some pineapple tarts. Pineapple tarts take lots of hours to make as there is the cooking of pineapple jam (which can take hours) and preparation of pastry followed by baking. Making these pineapple tarts needs some patience, especially with the pineapple filling.Pineapple tarts have a nice buttery smell pastry which melts in the mouth. I modified a bit. I started with this recipe as a base and made my own modifications, which ultimately inspired a “Wow!” Pretty simple to make and the cookies came out very good especially when hot from the oven.

Pineapple jam

Pineapple jam makes a great spread for toast, biscuits, pancakes or other jams. It’s good on everything!


250 gms -Pineapple

250 gms -Sugar

1/4 tsp pineapple essence

2-cups water

pineapple jam:


Cook the pineapple pieces with water on a low fire until tender and 1 cup water is left.when cooked smash it nicely.

Make sugar syrup of thread consistence then add cooked over low heat until it caramelises and dries up somewhat.

To test whether the jam is done, pour some jam on a dry plate. Allow it to cool and tilt the plate. If the jam is ready, it will fall in flakes.

When the jam is done, Add essence, cook until setting point is reached. When the jam cools, Pour into a jar and close the mouth of the bottle .


250 gm-plain flour

50 gm-milk powder

150 gm-Butter

1/4 tsp- salt

100 gm- icing sugar

1tsp-vanilla essence

Pineapple Tart:

(1) Cream butter and icing sugar till creamy but not till oily.

(2) Add in vanilla essence, salt, flour and milk powder.

(3) Mix till a dough is formed. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins. If dough is still too soft to be rolled out a this point, add in a little more plain flour and knead lightly into a pliable dough.

(4) Once the dough is not so sticky, take a bit into your hand and flatten it.

(5) Place a small ball of pineapple jam on top. Pinch some dough and roll into thin strips. Place on top of jam into a criss cross style.

(6) Brush cookies with egg polish/or butter and bake for about 15 mins or till cookie turns into golden brown.

(7) Leave to cool on and store in air-tight cookie containers.

Microwave Brownies:

I have taken this recepie from Asha.Asha When seeing ur Brownies I was sooo tempted to make it.. I would love to have those brownies first. They looks fabulous and delicious.I prepared it last night itself..cooked in the oven.It takes 5 min for me. I made small modification instead of choco chips I used nuts and I added small choclate bar and no eggs. Asha..has beautifully explained step by step process on her blog. Click here to view the ingredients.My kids enjoyed this brownies..Thank you Asha for your wonderful recepie:)