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Monday, April 01, 2013

Pineapple Pastry (Eggless) for 2nd Anniversary :)

Hope all christians had a great Easter.We had a good one too with family.The easter specials will follow thereafter but right now,it was my blog's second birthday on 28th march.But I couldn't update my space on that day as I was busy with the last week of lent & Easter preparations at home.Sorry about not updating my space & blog hopping,friends:)

Its been two long years that I have started this little space of mine and had been continuously attached to it with a maximum break period(3 weeks).Though initially(first 6 months) was just a matter of updating my posts just like an online diary and never bothered to make any friends out here.But later,there were many good old frenz who always supported me & my posts with all their encouraging comments which never made me felt out of this world.Though some of them have vanished and some new ones have come up and the cycle of friends continues.Thank u friends,readers and regular visitors of Erivum Puliyum for all your motivation to keep my space alive till day.Am thankful to each one of you who have contributed this to my space,Hope you guys continue to be part of my little space as always !!!


Two years has developed me from a novice blogger to a bit knowledgeable person in the blogging world.When I started the blog two years back,I hardly knew what was blogging,how do I add/change gadgets,how do I copy/paste URL,how to add the html codes,how to go about an event and lots more.Not only did blogging develop my computer knowledge & skills but also a lot about photography.I hardly knew food photography,food presentation,food styles.Though not much improved & learnt but still have started identifying a good food picture atleast.And as I always say blogging has been my motivation not only to cook but also to try out different foods which otherwise never would have happened.Anyway,enough of blah blah on this exciting day,let's get back to our treat part.Thank u again guys for the support to the published 434 posts so far !!!


Today's recipe is a visual treat to all my dear readers,regular visitors and my dearest friends as part of my anniversary celebration-Pineapple pastry.Pineapple pastry is a common menu item in bakeries and the first one that attracts our attention beautiful ones to peep through the glass windows.This was one of my favorite pastries and loved the taste so much that my bakery visit was always with the pineapple pastry.But being away from Kerala,gave me a thought & craving to have this at home.And that's how I wished to bake this out.The lenten time provoked me to give the eggless version a try and am happy that I baked and was successful.Kids were the most excited ones to grab the slices and I loved eating every bite of it.I covered it with my favorite whipped cream icing.It was definitely a great treat for them.You guys enjoy making this & will love it!!!


Ingredients
for cake batter
all purpose flour 1 1/4 cup
corn starch /vanilla custard powder 1 1/2 tbsp
baking powder 1 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
salt 1/8 tsp
condensed milk 1/2 can (7oz)
pineapple crushed 15oz can(use 1/2 cup drained,juice reserved)
unsalted butter melted 1/2 cup 

for covering
whipped cream 1 pint;yields3 cups(see recipe here)
maraschino cherries
pineapple slices 5
pineapple juice(reserved from crushed pineapple can) 3tbsp


Method

FOR CAKE BATTER
  • Sift the flour,vanilla custard powder/ corn starch,baking powder,baking soda and salt twice.Keep aside in a bowl.
  • Add the condensed milk and melted butter.Mix to combine well with a wire whisk.
  • Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F and line a square pan 8"*8" with parchment paper at the bottom and the sides with butter and dust with flour.
  • Puree the crushed pineapple in a blender without adding water /add just like that the crushed pineapples(1/2 cup)in the batter,combine well until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.Invert the cake on a rack and let it cool both sides.
Baked cake (on left)

FOR ASSEMBLING
  • Cut the cake in the center in two equal portions.Place the flat surface as the top and place tthe first layer on a cake plate or any serving plate.
  • Pour few drops of reserved pineapple juice to soak the cake.
  • Prepare the whipped cream as per this recipe or use store brought whipped cream.
  • Place a thick amopunt of cream on the layer and then place small pieces of pineapple on top.
  • Place another layer and soak the layer with a tbsp of pineapple juice.
  • Apply the whipped cream on top and sides carefully covering the cake.
  • Draw desired patterns using whipped cream and place the sliced pineapples,maraschino cherries to finish.
  • Refrigerate until the cake is set and cut in slices,serve as dessert or just like that !!(Am sorry that I couldn't click step by step pictures of the assembling)

Servings 8-10 pieces

NOTES
* Always reserve the juice of the canned pineapples to soak the cake or else you have to prepare the sugar syrup if using fresh pineapples.
* You can use fresh pineapples too instead of canned.I have used canned pineapples.
* I have used condensed milk instead of powdered sugar.Please check the sweetness and alter accordingly.You can add powdered sugar about 3/4-1 cup(depending on your sweet tooth)


Sending this to Sajina @ Saju's Tastes event -Easter Special

70 comments:

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

I am very happy to be the first person to congratulate you Julie...You are doing excellent work..keep rocking..i would like to give you a big applause from my side for your great work...

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy 2nd anniversary and what a lovely cake to mark the occasion. I agree with you .....it is totally a visual treat.

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie, 434 is a good number. keep rocking. pastry looks great.

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your blog's Second Anniversary, Julie.. Pineapple Pastry looks so wonderful.. Perfect treat to celebrate the occasion.. :)

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Best Blogger Tips

belated anniversary wishes julie......... tempting cake........

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..gorgeous luking pastry n congrtas julie...keep rocks like dis..

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering ;) Loved it dear :) Looks amazed :)

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear. Pastry looks so yummy
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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

happy anniversary.. Cake looks so wonderful.. Perfect way to mark the occasion

Roha Khan said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear,

Lovely post :)


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Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie. Wow! Looks Amazing..the colour,texture,taste looks perfect.This is our favourite too..We used to buy this from Caesars Bakery here..This one looks like that..

nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie ,

They are simply awesome.....

JEYASHRI SURESH said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on ur milestone and wish u many more to come. Delicious pastry

CHITRA said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, i was looking for a pastry , thnx for sharing. bookmarked!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie, the cake looks so moist and light and I like the way you have decorated it, looking fwd to more of your lovely dishes girl..

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and perfectly decorated too!

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow ..... Mouthwatering !!!!
Congrats Julie, wish many more to come :-)
Please pass me one :-)

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on ur annv and a very hap Easter Julie. Ur cake looks yum, always love pineapple cake ... Urs look tempting :)

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy birthday to ur blog baby, wonderful pastry dear, loved ur neat icing...

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats for 2nd blog Anniversary.
Looks perfect. Pass me one cake slice.

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on completing 2 successful years of blogging, wish you many many more years!
Lovely cake to celebrate the occasion!

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on completing two years Julie. And 400+ posts is just amazing. The pineapple pastry looks so delish - But so do all your recipes :) Happy Blogging for lot more years :)

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

Cograts Julie....perfectly done pastry that too eggless.....yummy...

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

hope u had a good Easter Julie, and celebration with family. These pineapple slices could outwin the original bakery ones anytime!

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your milestone! Pastry looks beautiful!

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks absolutely beautiful :)

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouth watering pastry.

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations Julie! Pastry look very tempting

Srimathi Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary Julie. The pine apple pastry is my fav. They have turned out very well. Nice job.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your blog anniversary dear. Amazingly made pineapple pastry......mouthwatering.

Shella Grover said... Best Blogger Tips

Many many congratulations to u. Adi polli blog aanu tande. Keep up the great job

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary to your blog. The cake looks so delicious and I love the patterns on side, you've got it perfect

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like the store bought pastries Julie! Loved the pretty decoration too :) Congrats on your 2nd blogoversary!! We all are waiting to see more of your creative & yummy treats :)

FabusRelish said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh ur pics are very catching ones...
Luks yummm
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Suja Md said... Best Blogger Tips

Pastries Looks very professionally made!..love the clicks too!!
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Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear on the 2nd blog anniversary.Keep going.Pineapple pastry looks super delicious.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary..perfect recipe for celebration!

Savitha Ganesan said... Best Blogger Tips

appy anniversary.pastries looks so divine.

Rita Bose said... Best Blogger Tips

Pastry looks smashing,Julie!! Happy 2nd Anniversary!! :)
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Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday!!! Awesome looking cake, Julie :-)

Jiya Jesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your blog anniv..pastry looks yumm!
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Sona - Quick Picks said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats Julie darling ..on successfully completing 2 full years!! way t go!! and this is soo lovely ...have bookmarked this recipe.

Sona - Quick Picks said... Best Blogger Tips

hey! was just wondering..does corn flour have any particulr role in this mix. i mean..to make it soft..? something like that?? just curious..

Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary dear...Thanks for the visual treat...tempting so much...

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulation and a very happy anniversary! Perfect pineapple pastry for the occasion.

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary dear..pastry looks yummy!

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary mam :) May many more blogging years bring u happiness & satisfaction & knowledge :) And ur pastries look awesome.. Perfect, I shud say :)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect Pastry for celebration,so tempting and looks gorgeous.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Great news Julie..I love your place dear..Nice way to celebrate with this pastry..many congrats and all my best wishes to you for many milestones to come !

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie, keep on rocking,i dont mind have those slices rite now.

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Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks amazing. Pineapple is my hubby's favorite flavour... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog... http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Hearty Hearty congratulations on your 2nd anniversary, Julie!! Very proud of you and your work in the blog world. So far, I have learnt a lot of cooking from your blog!! I could not believe that you are only 2 years old in the blogosphere, yet your blog looks like it is there forever with picture perfect content. I'm glad to have stumbled onto your blog.. And would love to see & learn a lot of cooking from you. Btb, Love the double layered pineapple pastry. Looks yum!

Saranya Balaji said... Best Blogger Tips

Belated anniversary wishes julie...Perfect cake looks so beautiful

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tempting pastry,my fav too,but never tried eggless

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations and keep going. You rock.

What a lovely cake for the perfect celebration. My fav.

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary...love the pastry..so professionally made!!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie! Happy blog anniversery...the pastry looks so yummy.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so moist and yummy... Ummm..

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats dear :) nice visual treat..

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary . Tempting pastery

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats Julie..yummmy pastry...keep rocking

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy anniversary dear, many more years to come...congrats

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, I love pineapple pastry and this looks so good. the cake does look super fluffy and moist - Congrats on your anniversary! wish you the best
~Shema | LifeScoops

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sona - Quick Picksyes,Sona..corn flour adds to the lighter texture of the cake.Corn flour (2tbsp)mixed with all purpose flour(remaining 1cup)is a good substitution for cake flour:)

Sona - Quick Picks said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks very much for the reply, Julie dear!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations Julie on reaching that milestone. Pineapple pastry looks great!

Pooja said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi..I tried this cake.But the cake was not sweet at all.I had put complete one can pineapple juice.I donno what went wrong.There is no Sugar anywhere in the recipe right? should I have added sugar while preparing cake batter?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pooja Sorry about the late reply..Thanx for the try,Pooja..I have added condensed milk in the recipe and so i have skipped adding sugar.If you would like the cake more sweeter,please go ahead and add powdered sugar about 1/4-1/2 cup deppending on your sweet tooth.

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