Deliveroo Singapore has crowned Madam Faridah's perfectly golden pineapple tarts as Singapore's Best Homemade Pineapple Tart. The 55-year-old beat out stiff competition to win $888 in prize money and the opportunity to retail her tarts exclusively on Deliveroo over Chinese New Year. The recent retiree and avid baker used an adaptation of her late mother's pineapple tart recipe as her entry against dozens of other home bakers' creations.
Of the many pineapple tarts tasted, the panel of judges, which comprised of Chef Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette, Maureen Ow of MissTamChiak, Mr. Pang the co-founder of New Ubin Seafood and Deliveroo Singapore's General Manager Siddharth Shanker, all agreed that Faridah's entry was a standout from the start. The award-winning pâtissier Chef Pang said "The filling is the most outstanding to me as it had the most pronounced pineapple taste and you were still able to bite into shreds of pineapple."
Popular food blogger Maureen on the other hand noted that Faridah's tarts were "crumbly and buttery" and "the sweetness from the crust perfectly contrasted with the tartness from the filling" resulting in "every component being delicately balanced".
Faridah, who learnt to bake under the guidance of her mother, usually makes her prize-winning tarts for Hari Raya and for her Chinese friends during the Lunar New Year period. Her secret to her delicious bite-sized tarts is to make the pineapple filling from scratch as there is a clear taste difference between ready-made and homemade pineapple jam.
"Sampling dozens of pineapple tarts is a tough (read delicious) job, and Madam Faridah's tarts were incredible," said Siddharth Shanker, Deliveroo Singapore's General Manager. "We're excited to be able to sell Faridah's pineapple tarts on Deliveroo so that everyone can sample her prize-winning creations during the festive period."
Faridah's limited edition pineapple tarts can be ordered from Continental Delight (who helped the winning baker to scale her recipe) exclusively on Deliveroo from now till stocks last for $25 per bottle of 35 tarts. Customers can also search for them by typing in "CNY Specials".