Showing posts with label pineapples. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pineapples. Show all posts

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nastar (Pineapple Cookies) Recipe With Ingredients

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Pineapple tart cookies are Chinese New Year must have cookies. Nastar are pineapple jam filled cookies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Ingredients: Fruits
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 7 hours
Serves: 100 cookies


Pineapple jam (make 700 gram)
  • 1 ripe pineapple, flesh only, about 1.5 kilogram
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves (optional)
  • 200 gram brown sugar, or to taste
Cookie dough (make 1 kilogram)
  • 350 gram unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100 gram sweet condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 510 gram all purpose flour
Egg wash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon milk

How To Make Nastar (Pineapple Cookies):

Pineapple jam:
  1. In a food processor/blender, puree pineapple. Transfer pineapple puree into a heavy bottom pot along with cinnamon stick, cloves, and brown sugar.
  2. Turn on heat to medium and cook until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the jam is really thick. Add more sugar if needed. Near the end, be sure to stir and scrap frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Transfer jam to a mixing bowl to cool. To speed up the cooling process, you can wrap the bowl with a saran wrap and chill in the fridge.
  4. Once the jam is cool to touch, line a baking tray with parchment paper, scoop a bit of jam (roughly 7 gram each) and make round ball, then place it on the prepared tray. Repeat until the jam is used up. If you prepare are going to prepare the cookie dough on the next day, you can cover the baking tray with a saran wrap and return the tray to the fridge.
Cookie dough:
  1. Beat together butter and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add egg, one and a time, beat until well mixed. Slowly add all purpose flour in batches into the mixture, beat until the dough becomes smooth, but not sticky. I find it easier if I just use my hand to incorporate the last batch of flour into the dough.
  2. Scoop 10 gram of dough and make a round ball. Repeat until dough is used up.
  3. Prepare 2 baking sheets, each lined with a parchment paper.
  4. Flatten each dough, place the pineapple jam filling at the center, gather the edges of the dough and wrap the filling with the dough. Roll into a round ball, then place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of dough and jam filling.
  5. Mix egg yolk and milk together to make the egg wash. Brush the top of cookies with egg wash.
  6. Preheat oven to 165 Celsius (325 Fahrenheit). Bake the cookies for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely before storing them in nice looking jars.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pina Colada Recipe With Ingredients | How to Make Pina Colada

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'Pina Colada' the name literally means "strained pineapple", a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation.
Pina Colada is a sweet cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both.


A tropical blend of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple - serve with an umbrella for kitsch appeal.

Prep Time: 5 Mins
Servings: 2
Type: Mixed drink
Served: Blended with ice (frozen style)
Standard garnish: Pineapple slice and/or maraschino cherry
Standard drinkware: Poco Grande glass


  • 1 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • Pineapple slices

How To Make Pina Colada:

  1. Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and frosty.
  3. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

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