Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Matcha Pineapple Tart

What is Matcha Pineapple Tart?

It is a tropical tart made from Pineapple Jam rolled in Matcha favored pastry; baked in oven at 180 degree for 15 minutes...

Matcha Pineapple Tart

Pineapple Jam rolled in shape ready to be "embraced" by the Pastry

These Tarts are ready for the Oven

The Portraits of delicious Matcha Pineapple Tart

Ingredient for Pastry:
Butter 350gm,
Icing Sugar 50gm,
Flour 450gm,
Matcha 10gm,
Whole Egg x 1.

Ingredient for Pineapple Jam:
Selected Pineapple cooked with sugar.


  1. Ohhhh, yummy...why do I torture myself by wondering how they taste? :) As delicious as they look, I'm sure.

  2. Penny had an idea of sending you some of this tart for Christmas but she does not sure of how to get this tart through the Customs Authority in US; so she dropped the idea.

    Jamie, can this tart get through the US Customs Authority?

  3. Maybe you can get some tart through the South African customs ;-)...i would make it myself but we dont have Matcha, actually i have never heard of it...have you ever heard of KOEKSISTER, mmmmm delicious

  4. Hi Craig,

    I searched Google for KOEKSISTER. It is a South African dessert or a syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait). They are prepared by deep-frying dough in oil then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar.

    We have our version whereby the sugar is applied on the twisted doughnut before it is deep fried in hot oil.

    The food is more or less the same just like the Gospel, it is preached in different method...:)


  5. Food Products (Prepared)
    You may bring bakery items and certain cheeses into the United States. The APHIS web site features a Travelers Tips section and Game and Hunting Trophies section that offers extensive information about bringing food and other products into the country. Many prepared foods are admissible. However, almost anything containing meat products, such as bouillon, soup mixes, etc., is not admissible. As a general rule, condiments, vinegars, oils, packaged spices, honey, coffee and tea are admissible. Because rice can often harbor insects, it is best to avoid bringing it into the United States.

    Some imported foods are also subject to requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Prior Notice for Food Importation
    The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Bioterrorism Act or BTA), Public Law 107-188, established the requirement that food items, imported (or offered for import) for commercial use, including hand-carried quantities, be properly reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to arrival of those items in the United States. The FDA prior notification timeframes (by transport mode) are two hours by land, four hours by rail or air, eight hours by vessel and prior to the “time of mailing” for international mail.

    Food that was made by an individual in his/her personal residence, or food purchased by an individual from a vendor that is sent by that individual as a personal gift (for non-business reasons) to someone in the United States is not subject to BTA requirements. However, food that is sent to an individual in the U.S. by a business is subject to special requirements of the Food and Drug Administration. For instance, if you go to a food shop in England and buy a gift basket, then take it to the post office or a courier service to send to a friend, the shipment is not subject to BTA requirements. But if you go to that same shop and ask them to send the gift basket for you, the shipment is subject to BTA requirements, and the vendor will have to file Prior Notice. Many travelers are finding that vendors will not ship food directly to U.S. residents because the reporting requirements can be time-consuming to complete.

    In general, failure to provide complete, timely and accurate prior notice for BTA regulated items, can result in refusal of admission of the merchandise, movement of the goods to an FDA registered facility (at importer expense) and/or civil monetary penalty liabilities for any party that was involved in the import transaction.

    For full details regarding the latest FDA BTA requirements, including those food items exempt from these requirements, access the FDA Website at www.fda.gov/oc/bioterrorism/bioact.html ( The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 ) .

    I would say, "YES!!" based on a close reading of this!! :) But I would cry because my heart would be so overwhelmed to receive such a precious gift...what gift is more valuable than a homemade gift of love? You and Penny are too kind to us!

  6. Penny: Jamie, I am as serious as you...! I did not read the rules and regulations in detail from the US Authority but I read the word "YES!!" from you...!

    My friends had ever hand carried this tart to Hawaii, England and Australia.

    I'm going to make some and I'm will make sure that they reach you before Christmas!!!

  7. May I know what is Matcha? Tq

  8. Matcha 抹茶 is a variety of fine, powdered green tea and you can get from baking ingredients shop.

  9. Did you know that just a single cup of Matcha is the same as 10 cups of ordinary green tea when it comes to nutritional value? With such potent health benefits, it is surprising that many people aren't quite sure what Matcha Green Tea is. Matcha is high quality green tea powder which can be drank as tea or used as an ingredient in cooking and other beverages. Most other green teas can be cultivated in various places around the world, but Matcha is exclusive to Japan. Matcha is such a huge part of Japanese tea culture that it has been celebrated through a tea ceremony for centuries.

    Matcha Green Tea is great for antioxidant protection and it has significantly higher amounts of antioxidants when compared with both spinach and blueberries. Green teas have large quantities of antioxidants, (those chemical compounds recognized to slow down the signs of aging). Antioxidants can also be found in a variety of fruit and veggies, and even in chocolate. A testing process known as the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, (or ORAC for short), measures the actual antioxidant quantities present in different foods and beverages. University studies have shows that the ORAC rating of Matcha green tea is, in fact, tremendously greater than other foods recognized for their high antioxidants levels, including blueberries and spinach. The ORAC score of Matcha is 1300 units per gram, versus pomegranates with just 105 units per gram, and wild blueberries with 91 units per gram.