Monday, February 4, 2013

Pineapple Roll (Nastar)

I saw Sonia's Blog kedai Runcit did sell the nastar press mould, so i quickly buy it from Sonia.

Actually this press mould is quite difficult to press out the dough..
Recipe from food-4tots

Pineapple paste :-
2 Large (about 900 gm after skin off) pineapple
3 cups sugar

Grate pineapple using a grater. Put one grated pineapple to cook on medium fire in a wok till 80 percent  of the juice evaporated, then add in the next grated pineapple. Continue to cook till 80 percent of the juice evaporated, then add in all the sugar.
Cook till it turned into paste, not too dry and not too wet (too wet your paste will turn mouldy quickly)
left to cool completely at room temperature . Store in fridge for easy rolling.

Dough :-

250g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
50g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
360g plain flour mixed with 2 tbsp corn flour (sifted)
¼ tsp salt
Pineapple filing (Take 6g or ½ tsp heapful of filling and shape into a small elongated roll).
Egg wash – 1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven at 160°C. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar until light.
  3. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.
  4. Add in salt and beat until fluffy.
  5. Fold in sifted ingredients (divided into 2-3 times) and mix into a firm dough.
  6. Leave aside for 30 minutes.
  7. Put the dough into a pineapple roll pastry press or mould, and then press out into a strip of 5cm length.
  8. Place pineapple filing at one end and roll up the pastry, as in a Swiss roll, enough to enclose the jam. Do not overlap the pastry. Cut off the excess pastry.
  9. Put the rolls on the baking tray. Brush with egg wash.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes and turn the baking tray 180 ° and continue to bake for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Leave to cool before storing.

This Post also linked to the event of Little Thumbs Up , organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids & Doreen of My Little favorite DIY


  1. Hi Wendy,

    Your pineapple tarts look wonderful. Is your mould the plastic kind? I've been trying to buy the traditional metal kind but can't find it at all when I went back to Singapore for holiday. If Sonia knows, I might ask her to help me to get one :D

    Greeting from Australia! Doreen and I are currently organizing a family cooking and baking event with pineapple theme. All you need to do is to 1) bake or cook anything with pineapple 2) mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Bake for Happy Kids or/and my little favourite DIY 3) submit your details on my Acar post and your link will be on my post.

    Appreciate if you can link up your post with me,

    Hope to hear from you soon. Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your second follower. Cheers!


  2. Hi Zoe,
    I am using the traditional metal kind. can get it from sonia kedai runcit.
    Thanks for inviting me to join your baking event!!

  3. Thanks for linking up with us! Didn't know that Sonia is selling baking tools. I will definitely check out Sonia's collection. Cheers!