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So the dough doesn't go to waste.

  7 April 2024 12:30 - Welcoming Eid al-Fitr, a number of people will be busy preparing the typical Eid dishes they dream of. Such as ketupat, opor, rendang, curry, and so on. Don't forget one food that is always present during Eid, namely cookies.

There are many types of pastries served on the dining table during Eid. However, what is popular today is pineapple cake. This dry cake is usually round in shape and filled with pineapple jam in the middle. To make it more attractive, cloves or chocochips are usually placed on the outside.

Because it is so delicious, some people even decide to make their own pineapple cake at home. That way, the number of pineapple cakes produced will increase. Not to mention, the quality of the materials used is also maintained.

If you don't finish molding the pineapple cakes in one go, the dough can also be stored as stock. To prevent it from getting stale, pineapple cake dough is usually stored in the refrigerator. Even though it is durable, sometimes the pineapple cake dough breaks. This was also experienced by netizens using Instagram @betterberrycake.

"The butter comes out, the result is dry and cracked like this," he said, quoted by BrilioFood from Instagram @betterberyycake on Sunday (7/4).

overcome broken pineapple cake dough  2024

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If you experience a similar incident, don't rush to throw away the pineapple cake mixture, okay? Because, it turns out that this pineapple cake dough can still be used. So that the resulting nastar cake does not fail, the dough must be processed first.

How to fix broken pineapple cake dough to make it smooth.

To do this, put around 800 gr-1 kg of nastar cake mixture into the mixer. Then add one food ingredient, namely 2-3 tablespoons of ice cubes as a mixture. Mixer until these two ingredients are completely mixed.

"Mixer is around 30 seconds to 1 minute," explained the video owner.

overcome broken pineapple cake dough  2024

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After mixing, the pineapple cake mixture comes back together and is smooth again. If this is the case, you can immediately mold the pineapple cake dough into the shape you like. As seen in the video upload, this netizen printed a pineapple cake in a round shape.

overcome broken pineapple cake dough  2024

photo: Instagram/@betterberrycake

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Tricks for baking pineapple cakes so they cook perfectly and evenly.

To bake pineapple cakes so they cook perfectly and evenly, here are some tricks you can apply:

1. Preheating the oven.

Make sure the oven is preheated before you add the cake batter. The optimal oven temperature is usually around 160-180C, depending on your oven. Using an oven thermometer can help ensure the correct temperature.

2. Use a suitable baking pan.

Use the right cake pan, ideally one made from materials that are good at dissipating heat. Avoid using a baking pan that is too small or too large, as this can affect baking time and results.

3. Placement of oven racks.

Place the oven rack in the middle position so that the heat can be distributed evenly across the surface of the cake.

4. Rotate the pan.

To ensure even baking, you can rotate the pan about halfway through the baking process. This helps ensure that the heat is distributed evenly across the surface of the cake.

5. Time monitoring.

Watch the baking time carefully. Don't leave the cake in the oven too long because it can dry it out. Set a timer and check the cake for doneness a few minutes before the specified time.

6. Test for doneness.

Use the prick or touch test method to check the cake for doneness. If using the skewer method, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean or with a few batter crumbs, the cake is done. If using the touch method, the surface of the cake should feel slightly springy when pressed.

7. Cooling.

Once the cake is cooked, leave the cake in the pan for a few minutes before you take it out and move it to a cooling rack. This helps the cake to cool and get the right texture.

By following these tricks, you can ensure that your pineapple cake cooks perfectly and evenly.