Creamy Pineapple cups

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Makes 16 cups.

Ingredients:-

For the cups:-

  1. Butter – 175 grams (softened)
  2. Icing sugar – 1/2 cup
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp.
  4. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  5. Egg yolk – 1 small
  6. Chilled milk – 1 tbsp.

For the filling:-

  1. Whipping cream – 1 cup
  2. Icing sugar – 3 heaping tbsps.
  3. Yellow food colour – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Pineapple essence – 1/2 tsp.
  5. Pineapple tidbits – 1 cup

Method:-

  1. Sift together the plain flour and salt.
  2. Beat the softened butter with the icing sugar for 10 minutes till creamy and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk. Add the sifted flour and beat the mixture with a hand mixer till the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add chilled milk and mix till the whole thing comes together in the form of a dough. Wrap the dough with a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  5. Take the chilled dough and roll it into a circle of 1/4″ thickness. Cut out 3″ circles from the rolled out dough using a sharp lid. Place the circles in a cupcake pan. Prick the base and sides of the cups with a fork.
  6. Bake at 200C for 13-15 minutes till golden brown in colour. Let the cups cool down completely to room temperature before filling.
  7. Beat the cream till it holds peaks. Add icing sugar, yellow colour and pineapple essence and beat again.
  8. Fill each cups with 2 tsps. of the cream mixture. Spread pineapple tidbits on top.
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