Saturday, September 08, 2007

Pineapple Tarts with Criss Cross Patterns

What type of bag to use: To pipe patterns onto pineapple tarts more efficiently, use a thick plastic bag. These triangular shaped bags are specially made for piping. If unavailable, you can use any thick plastic or Ziploc bag.

How to use a piping bag: Put in a little dough, use scissors to snip off and create a hole at a corner, then twist to close the top of the bag. Then proceed to pipe. (see video)
Piping patterns onto tarts: A quick and time-saving way to pipe criss-cross patterns onto tarts is to pipe all the tarts in one direction, then turn the tray and pipe in the other direction (seen in the video).

Be creative! Try piping other patterns, letters, logos, etc.
(Pineapple tarts don't always have to be round; you can make them oval shaped. Just use an oval-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough.)
Glazing: To make your tarts / cookies more attractive, brush the piped patterns with egg glaze or egg yolk glaze. This will give the patterns a lovely yellow and shiny appearance.

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