Pineapple Pastry

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
30 mins

This is a great recipe for all festive occassions. I doubled the recipe so I could have more layers. The cake was huge so everyone had a big portion. I used Non-dairy ready to whip topping instead of the cream. If using heavy whipping cream, u will have to add 2-3tbs confectioners sugar to the cream half way through whipping. Vanilla ice-cream is also a great option, but then the cake will have to kept in the freezer. Transfer to the refrigerator for sometime before serving.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 385 degrees F (200 degrees C ). Grease and line an 8" round tin.
  2. Sieve the flours and the baking powder together 3 times.
  3. Using an electric blender beat the egg whites to form soft peaks.
  4. Gradually add sugar and beat till thick.
  5. Add the yolks one at a time and beat well at low speed till well blended.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the sieved flours. Do not stir or over-mix.
  7. Add the essence to a corner of the bowl and fold it in gently.
  8. Bake for about 20-25mins till firm.
  9. Once done remove the cake from the tin and cool completely. Slice the cake into two.
  10. For the filling and icing :.
  11. Drain the pineapple can and reserve the syrup. Add water to the syrup if necessary to make a cup and add enough sugar to sweeten. Add a few drops of pineapple essence.
  12. Whip the cream to stiff peaks.
  13. To assemble the cake :.
  14. Using a spray bottle or spoon soak one slice of cake in the pineapple syrup. The cake should be moist but still firm.
  15. Top with a layer of whipped cream and pineapple pieces. Top with the second slice, also soaked in syrup. Cover the top and sides with a thick layer of whipped cream. Decorate with pineapple pieces and whipped cream.
  16. Refrigerate for 2-3 hrs so it sets well.