Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Golden Pineapple Balls and Winner of Giveaway

恭喜发财!万事如意!

How did you spend the 1st week of CNY celebrating? Visiting relatives and friends? Feasting and tossing yusheng? Going to River Hongbao or Sentosa Flowers?

I watch "It's A Great Great World《大世界》" with my parents who have not stepped into a cinema for the past 20 years! Our whole family also went up on the Singapore Flyer for the first time too!


Here's the Golden Pineapple Balls which I bake before CNY using the recipe from The Little Teochew. For the past few years, I have been using the creaming method for the pastry. This recipe uses the rub-in method. The result is a crispier crust. Personally, I still prefer the creaming method used in my previous recipe which gives a more melt-in-the-mouth texture.



Finally, here's what you are waiting for. The result of my first giveaway.
The winner is Edith of pReCiouS MoMentS.
Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address to smallsmallbaker@yahoo.com.sg.



Thanks to everyone who have participated!

Aspiring Bakers announcement
I have done some updates to our Aspiring Bakers Family page after the overwhelming response in Aspiring Bakers #3. We have 38 new members added and the top member (with the most entries submitted) is currently Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen with 11 entries. Perhaps I will do a giveaway related to Aspiring Bakers in future. So do join in for more fun! :)

16 comments:

  1. Interesting to know that the creaming method give a better texture to the pastry. Got to try that myself to see the difference.

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  2. congrats to edith! very nice golden tarts!

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  3. Jess, the winner is Edith. Vivian is the top contributor to Aspiring Bakers. :)

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  4. Wow, Edith is so lucky to win~ Congrats! :)

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  5. SSB, your pineapple balls really have the golden look. I very bad in glazing, mine always look so pale.
    Congrats to Edith ... Yeah!!

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  6. I'm happy to know that me is the top contributor for the Aspiring Bakers event. Will continue support for the upcoming months.

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  7. your golden pineapple balls look even better than those commercially sold. and am happy to be part of the aspiring bakers family! feeling cozy seeing my name there :P

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  8. wow, vivian is really a aspiring baker!!

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  9. Thanks Ladies. This is the first time I won something after staying home as a homemaker for 8 years. Indeed a good surprise.

    Thanks SSB for organising it.

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  10. Congrats to Edith! SSB, your pineapple tart balls looks so nice and tempting.

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  11. Beautiful pineapple balls and congrats to Edith!

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  12. Lovely pineapple balls! I love both the melt in mouth and flaky kinds! YUM

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  13. Thanks SSB, I have gotten the book. Still reviewing and deciding which one to start. Will wait till my son's CA1 is over.

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  14. Edith: Glad to know that the book has reached you safely. Take your time, no worries. :)

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  15. how pretty it looks!!! Gosh, just think melt in mouth pastry with golden pineapple! awesome!

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