Pineapple Pastry is one of the most tempting and flavorful desserts and most of us love to eat. Kids are very fond of baked food and pastries top the list. Pastry is referred as a small cake made with fresh cream filling or frosting. Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked goods that are made from various ingredients like flour, butter, shortening, baking powder and eggs. Generally small cakes, tarts and other sweet baked goods are called ‘pastries’.
The thought of pastry just makes you to jump to grab for one, it’s so tempting and luscious. There are a variety of pastries that can be made are easily available in most of the bakery shops. The range of pastries right starts from everyone’s favorite Black forest pastry, chocolate pastry, pineapple pastry, French Lining pastry etc.
Pastry is distinguished from bread by having a higher fat content, which contributes to a flaky or crumbly texture. A good pastry is light and airy and fatty, but firm enough to support the weight of the filling. When making a short crust pastry, care must be taken to blend the fat and flour thoroughly before adding any liquid. Pastries are usually made with fat free sponge cakes where all the sponginess comes from the eggs.
A basic pastry mixture is made of flour and fat. Nowadays with the wide range of pastries easily available, has made it vary in texture and taste than the basic pastry. This is because of the proportion of the fats used and the incorporation of flour and mixing methods.
In the beginning, both of the pineapple cakes and the pineapple pastries were made of the pure pineapples. The ingredients of the pineapples had rough fibers, and the taste was sour. It was not so delicious. Although the bakeries used lard to dress up the flavor, the taste was not very ideal. Through many experiments of the bakers, they, finally, found the best partner, the white gourds. The white gourds contained an amount of water, and its fibers were more detailed. After the process of dehydrating and a long-bull cooking with sugar, pineapples, the white gourds and maltose, the jam would be tastier.
Moreover, in Chinese medicine, the white gourd was a kind of food which was good to release internal heat or fever. It was also easy to accelerate human body’s metabolism. On the other hand, the white gourds were good to digest and relieve one’s thirst. They were extremely the good partners of the pineapple pastries.
As for the paste, the bakers formerly used lard to dress up the flavor, but now, due to the healthy attention, butter is often used as a substitute for lard. When we eat the pineapple pastries, we can smell the flavor of butter. The pineapple pastry has been one of the most popular traditional snacks in Taiwan. In the 18th century, pineapples began to be cultivated in Hawaii, the only state in the U.S. in which they are still grown. In addition to Hawaii, other countries that commercially grow pineapples include Thailand, the Philippines, China, Brazil and Mexico.
Pineapple is a perfect addition to fruit salads, especially when added to those containing other tropical fruits such as papaya, kiwi and mango. Colorful, delicious fresh fruit salad is a temptation to many especially kids and this fruit is a perfect addition to any meal and makes a great snack or dessert.
Fresh pineapples are nutritionally packed with antioxidant and bromelain. In India, a variety of dishes are made with pineapple like the Pineapple rasam, pineapple chutney, pineapple halwa and pineapple upside down cake or fresh pineapple juice. Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties that encourages healing, promotes well-being and has many other health benefits. Bromelain is very effective in treating bruises, sprains and strains by reducing swelling, tenderness and pain. Additionally, bromelain can relieve indigestion. The enzyme contained in fresh pineapple helps break down the amino acid bonds in proteins, which promotes good digestion.
Pineapples also provide an ample supply of vitamin C; hence choose the fresh fruit because it has the most healing properties. Pineapple tastes exotic and delectable by just eating like that or added to salads and entrees for an exotic flavor, or made into tasty tropical drinks and smoothies. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper and dietary fiber.
Check out for the recipe of Pineapple Pastry:
Cake sheets – 2 nos
Cake cream – 1 ounce
Pineapple essence – 1 tbsp
Pineapple pieces – 1 cup
Sugar – as required
- Take cream and sugar in a blender and blend well.
- In a bowl take sugar water and add pineapple essence mix well and keep a side.
- Now take the cake sheets sprinkle sugar water, spread the blended cream evenly add some fresh pine apple pieces and then another layer of cake sprinkle sugar water and spread the cream over the cake.
- Decorate it with cherry and pineapples.
Pineapple as such is the second most popular tropical fruit, next to bananas. Some people find pineapples as a very luxurious and even exotic fruit. Eating this delicious fruit on regular basis provides immense health benefits one could ever think of. The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol.
Pineapple pastry is a wonderful dessert, moist cake, layered with rich whipped cream, pineapples and few cherries. It’s a high calorie dessert. You can make the base cake or else buy a plain sponge cake available in the market and prepare the pineapple pastry. It can be made in any shape of your choice. It’s a simple procedure to follow and the result is absolutely amazing. Believe me. Here you go and watch the best and easy way to prepare … http://www.vahrehvah.com/pineapple+pastry:3943