👉🏼Pineapple cake is eaten today as a snack. It is also served at weddings and during Chinese New Year because the pronunciation of pineapple in Taiwanese resembles the pronunciation of the word prosperity. It is believed that by eating the cake, it brings us fortune and luck 🍀
Here, the pineapple cake exists in many shapes 🍍 There are square, round, Taiwan island-shaped, heart-shaped ... etc. Apart from its interesting shape, pineapple can be replaced by other fruits. Often we mix wax squash to lower the cost of raw materials but it makes the stuffing too sweet and soft.
So today I am teaching you step by step the traditional recipe which uses 100% pineapple, which gives a caramelized and slightly sour taste for the results✌🏼
Believe me, you are going to L-O-V-E it!!!
Let's prepare the pineapple filling
1. Roll the lime on the work surface then press it into a bowl and remove the seeds.
2.Peel the pineapple. Remove the middle part and roughly chop it. Cut the rest of the pineapple into slices.
3. In a frying pan, cook everything until it gets a golden color. When the pineapples have softened, add the sugar then the malt sugar and mix well. The pineapple filling is ready when it sticks well to the pan.
Let's prepare the dough
4. In a bowl, mix the sugar with the melting butter. Then add the egg yolks and salt. Beat everything to obtain a smooth paste.
5. Add a pinch of salt then add the almond powder.
6. Finally add the flour, passing it through a sieve to avoid lumps.
7. Mix gently and form a ball. The dough is ready.
Let's make the cakes
8. Cut the dough into 12 x 35g portions and the filling into 12 x 15g balls.
9. To make the cakes, flatten the dough balls one by one and garnish them with the pineapple mixture.
10. Close the dough and form a nice ball.
11. Before baking, place the cakes in a mold to give them the desired shape.
12. Bake for 15 minutes at 170°C, turn the mussels over and bake for another 15 minutes.