CNY Pineapple Tarts

Chinese New Year cookies, or tarts as they’re commonly called, are a shortbread filled with sweet, sticky crushed pineapple. 

Fresh out of the oven, these ones, adapted from Billy Law from Masterchef’s recipe, were biscuit-y, hard enough to hold but also cake-like, melt-in-your-mouth crumbly. 

There’s something incredibly exciting about blurred lines. This rings true for a lot of things, and the confusion between the texture of cookie and cake is no different. A delicious grey area of obscured boundaries.

Can you ever have your cake and eat it?

Taste verdict Buttery, sticky goodness that’ll please. Baking and serving up a batch feels like the completion of some instructable from the Stepford-wife starter pack. Nothin’ wrong with that.

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