Fruit PastryJanuary 31, 2008
Yup~ I know the craze is all over~ >.< the Fruit Pastry craze started in Jun 2007? Lot of forum babes posted pictures of their beautiful bakes of this recipe. Today was the “perfect” time to try it out~ =X Thursday = the day I make freshly baked goodies for the folks that practice Qi Gong with mummy. (^^,) Yani once asked me, “your mama trying to “promote” you? Who knows one of the folks have a single and available son and can match make you guys up!” *yawn* how true yani!! let’s see! *rub chin* okie, another one of my nonsense! 😄 haha~
Did a trial run of this recipe yesterday~ =X overall, i’m not happy with the results! =/ 1stly I over-baked it… was multitasking and therefore not really paying full attention on it! >.< 2ndly, didn’t realized that the rack was being lower to the lowest rack which resulted in too much browning on the base! it turns out kind of dry~ NOT GOOD!! 3rdly, I used canned apricots and they dun taste good at all~ kind of to the sour side. After baking the sour-ish taste got ever stronger… *sulky face* never say die attitude, i am still determine to give this recipe a try this morning! The problem sure lies with me for sure >.< since the other forum babes loves it so much, it mus be good! *YOSH* Crawl out of bed at 5.30am to make it again~ (i slept at close to 3am! eeeks! i need the bed! T.T let’s all hope i get a good night rest after gym :D) This time round, i sprinkle some sugar over the sour apricots before baking. Balanced out the taste ^^ love the refreshing scent of the fruits and orange zest~ *jump around* now i’m ready to impress! *grin*
210g Plain flour
200g sugar + 2 tablespoons (reduced to 120g, the elders like it not too sweet! XD)
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla Essence
1 tsp orange zest
500g fruits (apricots, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, orange, pineapple, or any other fruit not to juicy)
- In a strainer, place the prepared fruits (pit removed and cut in not too big pieces) sprinkle them with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Preheat oven to 180 C, Greased the baking pan.
- Beat butter, sour cream and sugar together.
- Add eggs one at a time.
- Add in Vanilla essence and orange zest.
- Finally add in Flour and baking powder. Mix until everything is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into baking pan, place fruits on top (do not press them into the batter)
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or till an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Let cool on a wire rack and sprinkle with sugar and serve.
Refreshing and delicious!! I guess I’m having too much chocolate recently~ my taste buds are craving for something not too rich and sweet. This fruit pastry fits in just too well! 😀 not too sweet, light and moist~ ❤ YUMMILIOUS! As you can see, i used mainly canned fruits(peach, apricot, rambutans), will try fresh fruits next time round!
– .: Baker Lee :.