Friday, 11 October 2013

Palm Date Mini Pies

 i thought i would be able to mold it into moon cake shape. End up, i fail the task. The main reason is because the filling isn't cooked until into a very dry and sticky texture. Anyway, this mini pie is so popular and given a very good compliment among my colleague. Simply perk up my day! 

  • 350g seeded palm dates
  • 100ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (replaced to 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder)
  1. remove the palm seed. 
  2. cook it with water until soft. 
  3. blend it into puree in a food processor. 
  4. mix it with cocoa powder.
     5. transfer into a saucepan, stir and cook into a very sticky paste. ( i fail this step.)
     6. remove from heat and leave it cool.

  • 250g all purpose flour + 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 100g butter (replaced to margarine)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar (I'm using soft brown sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon milk
Top coat:
  • 1 beaten egg
  • sesame seed ( I omit )

    preheat oven at 180 Celsius.
    combine butter into the flour until crumbly.

    add the salt and sugar, then mix well.

    add in the milk and mix into a dough.

    divide the dough into 15 portion, round up, flatten and wrap up the filling.

    glaze with beaten egg.

    bake at 180 Celsius for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
    let it cool completely on wire rack before serving.

    • I suggest to consume it after a day to let the flavor set. Otherwise, the filling will taste cloyingly sweet.
    • The crust a tad soggy on second day. I guess the wet filling is the main culprit.

    This recipe adapted from book of Baking With Natural Ingredient page 79.

    I'm also submitting this recipe to Cook Your Book which hosted by Kitchen Flavours.



    1. Hi Thea,
      Making the filling for pastries can be pretty tricky! I remembered when I made the lotus filling, from scratch, decades ago for making mooncakes, I did not cook it long enough and the mooncake spread like crazy because of the heavy wet filling! Haha! I have learnt from that since then!
      Your mini pies looks very nice!
      Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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