She included these pre-packed ketupat or rice cubes. You just drop the individual packets of rice in boiling water and cook it for an hour or so. It tastes just as good as those made traditionally – wrapped in woven palm leaves. I was really impressed! So delicious with sayur lodeh and soto ayam.
So that spurred me to bake kueh tart or pineapple tarts, which is a must when celebrating Hari Raya. I’ve never made them before on my own. I’ve helped my aunt in the past when I was little but that was limited to putting the tiny pastry embellishments on them!
I found this recipe on the internet but be warned. Once you have visited My Kitchen Snippets, you would want to make all her recipes! Anyway, my kueh tart turned out beautiful! I even made the pineapple jam from scratch. First pineapples of the season and it was so sweet and juicy! Richard said it was the best kueh tart he’s ever had. (*ahem… please note he’s only had about two types in Singapore.)
I didn’t need the pineapple juice for the recipe and I had a whole glassful from just one small pineapple. We weren’t pineapple juice fans but we are now pineapple cordial fans! I love this recipe and I know I’ve shared the link before but if you haven’t tried making homemade cordial yet, you should! That one glass of fresh pineapple juice gave us a week’s worth of pineapple cordial.
Today I took the day off. Richard found out yesterday that he has burst one of his disc in the middle of his back. I spent the day cooking and cleaning so he can rest. As a treat, I baked Applesauce Muffins and oh my god! I’m drooling just thinking about them. Soooo moist, light and not sickly sweet. The cream cheese frosting makes them decadent. Really, really good.
I think I’ll go have another right now. Have a good week everyone!