Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tiana's Kitchen~湯圓 Tang Yuan for Lantern Festival!

This is a recipe for traditional food for Lantern Festival, which was this past Sunday!

This will contain many photos!



FILLING:

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this is the cheater method. Use black sesame powder :D we use 多多 brand. this is 4 packs

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Vegetable shortening

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add about two spoonfuls

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mix it up! It should be a smooth paste when you are done

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roll them into little marble-sized balls

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put in freezer overnight!
So easy!

OUTER SIDE

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one and a half package of glutinous rice flour (16 oz packs)
since we don't measure, just go by feeling! It will most likely turn out fine

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add little bit of water to form little pancakes with a little bit of the flour like this

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cook in boiling water. They will float when done

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toss them into the rest of the flour! This makes the outside extra Q (like chewy, but not gooey chewy, just... Q chewy.... yea)

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knead the flour with the cooked pieces and add water until it becomes smooth dough

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it should look beautiful

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break into small pieces. Keep the extra dough covered in the bowl to keep it from drying out

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Flatten into a round. Keep the center thicker than the edges so when you overlap the edges to seal it they will not become too thick

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place filling in center

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wrap up the filling

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roll it smooth!

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it should look beautiful

You can add food coloring too! or make plain ones with no filling! Just make the dough into little balls!

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halo by

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Cinnamoroll and Geodude by kitti. They look approximately the same...

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which is which??

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mushroom by me!!!!

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snail by me!!!

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Medusa by kitti

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heart by me!

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pink heart by me!

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Armadillo by kitti, but I cut the ears

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Arbok by kitti

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Ponyta by me! (don't say anything or I'll hit you!)

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baseball cap from kitti

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Espeon by kitti

to cook, just boil in hot water. They will float when done ^u^