How to create tai pees from raw materials?
You can use bamboo, pineapples, and watermelon for a base.
The main ingredient is tai-pees, which are dried dried rice balls, sliced and cooked in water to turn them into crispy and sweet treats.
Tai-pes, which originated in China, are made with dried rice, so they are a staple in Taiwan.
You’ll need:A small bowl with a lidA small spoon (or spatula)A kitchen scale or knife a large pot, like a casserole dish or a rice cookerFor the filling:1 teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of salt2 teaspoons of sugar (or honey)1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lime juice1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon salt2 tablespoons waterFor the dipping:1 tablespoon sweetener (such as honey or agave)2 tablespoons cornstarch1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or water)Directions:1.
Cut a bunch of bamboo into lengths of about a foot, so you have about 12 taipies.2.
Put bamboo in a large bowl with the lid, and set it aside.3.
In a large saucepan, melt the honey, sugar, and salt over medium-high heat.4.
Add the vinegar and lime juice, and stir.5.
Add a few tablespoons of water to the pot, and bring it to a boil.6.
Let the mixture cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.7.
Add cornstarchs to the mixture, stir, and let it simmer for a while.8.
Take a bowl and pour in the water.9.
Add 1 tablespoon sweeteners and stir to combine.10.
Pour the water over the bamboo.11.
Serve with a dollop of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and/or a pinch of salt on top.
The taste is a bit salty and sweet, but the taste is not as sour as you might expect, so it doesn’t have the same kick as some other tai pokes.
It also doesn’t need any salt or vinegar.
For a more complex dish, you could use some fresh basil or mint.
Butterflies in a box!
(Photo: The Jerusalem Times)How to make a taipu from scratch (or at least make a little bit)I made a few taippi from scratch for my son’s birthday, and he loved them.
I think it’s probably worth it for a little more challenge and fun.
The recipe is simple, but you’ll need some basic tools, such as a bowl, a spoon, and a large scale or kitchen scale.1.
Make a dough that has about an inch of flour and a tablespoon or two of sugar.2.
“Step 1: Mix the water and honey in a bowl.3.”
Step 2: Add about half of the flour and sugar, then mix in the remaining flour, salt, and vinegar.4.
“Step 3: Add the remaining dough, mixing until it forms a ball.5.”
Step 4: Add a tablespoon and mix until the dough forms a tight ball.6.
“Step 5: Add water to a large measuring cup, add a few more teaspoons, and pour the dough into the bowl.7.”
Step 6: Pour in the filling and stir until it comes together.8.
“Step 7: Repeat steps 3-7 until you have a ball of dough, and the filling is just a bit thicker than the dough.9.”
Step 8: Cut a couple of bamboo lengths into lengths about a quarter-inch thick, about 1/2″ wide.10.”
Step 9: Put a bamboo ball into a large container, pour a tablespoonful of water into the bottom, and fill it with water.11.
“Step 10: Add 1/4 of the filling, stir for a couple minutes, then pour the filling into the dough ball.12.”
Step 11: Add some more water, stir well, and put the ball into the water again.13.
“Step 12: Repeat step 6, but now you’ll be adding about 2 cups of filling per ball.14.”
Step 13: Put the ball of filling into a bowl filled with about 1 tablespoon water.15.
“Step 14: Pour about 2 teaspoons of filling over the ball.16.”
Step 15: Place the ball in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until the filling has thickened.17.
“Step 16: Remove the ball from the fridge and pour some of the remaining filling into your bowl.18.”
Step 17: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.19.
“Step 18: Let the tai pu sit for at least an hour, and you should see a thick ball of deliciousness.20.”
Step 19: Cut the taepu into about a half-inch-thick piece.21.”Step 20