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花生包和芝麻包 – Peanut bun and Sesame bun

11 Jul

My 2 favorite steamed bread. Sweet, not salty, of course since i’m a sweet tooth. The peanut ones is crushed peanuts, a little bit sweet like peanut butter but you can really feel the peanuts under your teeth. I like it because it contrasts the blandness of the bread and also the soft/crispy texture is really nice. The second one is the sesame steamed bread. Less crispy and sweet, you can still feel the small seeds under your teeth, and the black and white color is also very nice.

NCCU – 蔥油餅 and other 餅

4 Jul

A new shop has opened near NCCU (again, yeah), and it sells one of my favorite Taiwanese snack: green onion pancakes, or 蔥油餅. Basicaly, it’s 50% 餅 (pancake), 40% 油 (oil) and 10% 蔥 (green onion). You can have the thin ones like omelettes (here you change the proportions: 50% oil and 40% pancake), or the huge ones, bigger than pizza and thicker too. These ones are a little like pizza dough/focaccia. The shop vendor will cut it in 8/6 and then when you buy it, he cuts it again in smaller pieces and gives it to you in a bag.

I went there several times to try some of their other 餅 since one is pretty huge. I tried the Coconut pancake and the Sesame pancake. Coconut one is dry and pretty empty so not that good, and the sesame one is not really what i execpt concerning the sesame. I like it traditional small buns where it’s still seeds, but here it’s just like a jam that has lost its flavor.

So for the 蔥油餅, you can go there, but for the other products….

Brown Sugar Cake

16 Dec

A Taiwanese dessert recipe

Ingredients for 4:
– 60g of cake flower (flour if you don’t have)
– 12g of Potato starch
– 60g of molasses
– sugar
– 30g of oil
– 2 eggs
– 3g of soda powder
– sesame

Put soda powder in 10g of water. Mix the cake flower and the potato starch, add molasses, sugar (as you want but we put around 2 spoons and i think it was enough as there’re the molasses), oil and the 2 eggs while mixing.  Pull the soda powder, mix again, and put everything into your mold. Put two glass of water into your cooker pan and your mold. I guess bain marie is ok if you cover both ustensils, because it’s supposed to cook with the steam water. It takes around 30mn. Use the knife to see if it’s cooked. Add sesame.

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Dessert Taiwanais: Gâteau au sucre roux

Ingrédients pour 4 personnes:
– 60 g de farine
– 12g de Maïzena
– 60g de mélasses (ou sirop d’érable si vous ne trouvez pas, mais le résultat sera nettement moins bon)
– 30g d’huile
– 2 oeufs
– sucre (selon ses désirs, mais 2 cuillères à soupe sont suffisantes pour moi, vu qu’il y a déjà la mélasse)
– 10g d’eau
– 3g de poudre de bicarbonate
– sésame

Verser la poudre de bicarbonate dans 10g d’eau. Mélanger la farine et la maïzena, rajouter la mélasse, le sucre, l’huile et les œufs tout en mélangeant, rajouter la poudre e bicarbonate. Verser dans votre moule, et mettre le moule dans le cooker avec 2 verres d’eau. Peut-être que la technique du bain-marie pourrait marcher si on couvre aussi le récipient contenant l’eau bouillante (à tester). Laisser couvert environ 30mn. On peut utiliser le couteau pour vérifier la cuisson. Sortir du cooker, rajouter des graines de sésame.

Mooncake

18 Sep

Last week was the Moon Festival. People usually do BBQ and eat mooncakes, but that’s all. So, i tried one mooncake. The traditional one is filled with an entire egg yolk. However, one of my friend had tried it and it was quite bad. 

I asked for the less sweet that the bakery had, and they gave me this. I recognized black sesame and almonds.
The filling is too heavy, it stays in your mouth, a little bit like fruit jelly but less sweet. I’m not used to black sesame taste so it became quickly sickening. I asked the others what they thought about mooncakes, and they also don’t really enjoy it. Still, black sesame and almonds are a good match.

This one is from the brand Milkhouses.

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