Delight Your Christmas Night with Pineapple Cake Perfection

Unveiling the Irresistible Pineapple Cake Recipe for Festive Delights

Make your Christmas night extra special with our enchanting Pineapple Cake recipe. Discover the perfect harmony of fermented butter, almond powder, and a delectable pineapple bean paste filling. Follow this step-by-step guide to create a dessert that not only looks impressive but also tantalizes your taste buds.

Ingredients for Culinary Bliss

Dough Magic

  • Fermented butter …90g
  • Powdered sugar … 28g
  • Whole egg…23g
  • Almond powder … 15g
  • Light flour (violet) … 135g
  • Coconut fine … 10g

Scrumptious Bean Paste

  • Winter melon … 140g (net)
  • Pineapple … 240g (net)
  • Lemon juice...1 teaspoon
  • Granulated sugar …38g
  • Starch syrup … 38g

Culinary Preparation

Before diving into this festive culinary delight, follow these crucial preparation steps:

1. Buttery Goodness: Slice fermented butter into 1cm thick slices, wrap in plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave to 20-21℃.

2. Dough Fusion: Sift powdered sugar, soft flour, and almond powder for the dough.

Crafting the Irresistible Bean Paste

Making the Filling

1. Winter Melon Wonder: Coarsely chop winter melon and use a food processor to roughly chop it. Stir in a pan to evaporate water and reduce it by half.

2. Pineapple Puree: Dice pineapple and process it into a light paste. Combine it with winter melon mixture, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Evaporate the water while stirring.

3. Sweet Transformation: Add starch syrup and boil until the final weight is 180g. Spread and cool on a bat, then divide into 10 pieces and roll into balls.

Crafting the Dough Masterpiece

Creating the Dough

1. Butter Symphony: Put room temperature butter in a bowl, add powdered sugar, and mix with a hand mixer.

2. Egg Elegance: Heat beaten eggs to 20℃, and add to the butter mixture in three portions, beating each time.

3. Almond Addition: Add almond powder and quickly mix with a spatula.

4. Flour Fusion: Add flour while sifting, gently mixing to incorporate without overworking the dough.

5. Coconut Connection:  Add coconut fines and use a spatula to blend, ensuring not to overmix.

Texturing the Dough with Fresé

1. Fresé Technique: Shape the dough into a rectangle, perform Fresé by inserting a card to create a fine and uniform texture.

2. Evening Out: Repeat the process 30 to 35 times to achieve an even texture, making the dough crispy and light.

Molding and Baking Brilliance

Shaping and Baking

1. Divide and Roll: Divide into 10 pieces, roll them, and shape them into circles with a thicker center and thinner edges.

2. Filling Enchantment: Place bean paste in the center, and wrap it carefully, sealing the edges tightly to prevent leakage.

3. Press and Bake: Press the dough into molds, ensuring an even surface. Bake at 190℃ for 16 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes.

4. Golden Perfection: Bake until the edges are golden brown, achieving a delightful texture.

5. Cooling Grace: Once baked, cool on a wire rack, and seal for optimal freshness.

Elevate your Christmas night with the irresistible Pineapple Cake. A perfect blend of flavors and textures, this dessert promises a delightful experience. Whether you savor it fresh or after a couple of days, the crispy texture and moist dough make every bite a heavenly delight. Impress your guests and indulge in the magic of this festive treat!