Cheese Pineapple Tart – is it a delish combination?
Have you ever heard of cheese pineapple tart recipe? Cheese pineapple tart recipe is a modification of the traditional pineapple tart recipe. Besides, who hasn’t heard of pineapple tart? This sweet cookie is a must serve when families are visiting each other during holidays. The authentic recipe originated from Europe. Pineapple tart was introduced to our motherland by the Dutch during the colonial era. The word nastar (pineapple tart) is a combination of two Dutch words, .i.e., ‘ananas’ (pineapple) and ‘taart’ (tart or cookie).
It is said that the Dutch cookie originally used other fruits such as apple and blueberry. However, Indonesia’s tropical climate made it difficult to find them. Pineapple was considered as a suitable substitute for the filling. That is how the pineapple tart as we know it was born. The cookies are shaped like little balls with 2 – 3 cm diameter. The size is far smaller than the large size fruit tart in the original European recipes.
The pineapple tart recipe further evolve and are modified into various pineapple tart creation. The most common pineapple tart recipe is cheese pineapple tart recipe. Cheese pineapple tart recipe is a modification of the traditional pineapple tart recipe. What differentiates cheese pineapple tart recipe from the ordinary pineapple tar recipes? Undoubtedly, it is the cheese used in the cheese pineapple tart recipe.
Not all types of cheese are suitable for cheese pineapple tart recipe. Cheese pineapple tart recipe generally use two types of cheese, cheddar cheese and parmesan. Cheddar cheese is very common and very easy to be used in cheese pineapple tart recipe given its strong flavor and the consistency of its texture. Cheddar cheese can be used in the dough as well as garnish, by grating the cheese and sprinkle it on top of your cheese pineapple tart before baking them.
You can also mix gratedparmesan cheese in the cheese pineapple tart recipe. Parmesan cheese tends to have a hard texture, which will create a crunchy sensation that goes well with the sweetness of pineapple jam in your cheese pineapple tart recipe. Parmesan cheese has strong salty and savory flavors. Combining it with the sweet and sour flavor, will enrich the flavor of your cheese pineapple tart.
Although the flavor is not as strong as cheddar or parmesan, you can also try to add cheese spread in the dough. The use of cheese spread in the pineapple tart dough will add the savory flavor to your cookies, it can also be substituted by powdered milk. Avoid using cheese that easily melts and has rubbery texture like mozzarella cheese. This type of cheese will ruin your dough, especially if you add it to the dough before baking it. The cheese will melt and make your cookies stick to one another.