It finally started after a month or so of urging from my daughter.
(Personally, I’m on the dessert side. Next time try less malt sugar.)
black sesame seed
wolfberry (Lycium chinense)
A gum-free snack cake The way
I buy papier-mâché walnuts, and I can peel about 1 pound of flesh out of a 6-two pound of walnuts. A whole walnut is broken into 8 pieces, not too big, too big is not good for sticking, and not too small, too small and not beautiful enough for the finished product.
After many attempts, I feel that the pitted dates are too troublesome to cut up, so I just buy one catty of unpitted dates, and cut one date into 6-8 small pieces.
If you buy the pitted dates, you will get a catty of date flesh from one catty of three taels.
Prepare a pound of cooked black sesame seeds, which are available on certain stores.
If you’re not sure what you’re doing, you’ll need to fry them.
Flip the dates, don’t turn up the heat , high heat is easy to burn
Stir-fry the walnuts, and do not high heat oh.
Dates and walnuts are fried with the original flavor of the ingredients on it, do not overdo it.
The first time I put in 500ml of water, it was too much, so I changed it to 200. Add all the maltose and start boiling.
Boil, boil, boil, boil…
Do I have a big fire in the front Medium-low heat in the back Simmering, stirring all the time, especially in the last few minutes, shovel bottom stirring, until the flag is hung.
Hanging the flag This is important here, the way it looks in the video, the sugar running down looks a lot like a flag, inverted triangle.
Too small and the flag won’t stick, too big and it will be too hard, this step is the key to success!
Turn off the heat after flagging like in the video above and start stirring, ☝ the sequence of particles is from large to small.
Specifically, stir in the walnuts first, then the dates, then the goji berries, and finally the black sesame seeds.
When adding ingredients, make sure the first few are mixed well before adding the next.
Black sesame! Black sesame!
Add black sesame seeds in a single layer, stirring well before adding.
The stirring is strength work, this time usually husband on
Stir well and mold while still hot.
I use the same tools I use to boil the gum cake, it’s more convenient.
If you don’t have these at home, you can use a glassware and brush it with sesame oil.
After that, press and flatten the cake.
Once completely cooled, refrigerate for half a day before taking them out and cutting them into pieces.
You can smell the aroma through the package
I added a layer of glutinous rice paper to the outside of the cake to make it non-stick. It tastes better in the refrigerator, so you can touch a few slices when you want to eat it.
A lot of people ask if they can just put 500 maltose in the cake and the answer is no!!!! Hahahahaha, I’d like to try to reduce sugar too, unformed, picture above
Hats off to those of you who share your food online, it’s not easy to make food, but it’s even harder to share it
2020.4.5 Third attempt to adjust material proportions again, success! Malt sugar 500g, dates, walnuts, black sesame seeds all 375g, goji berries 168g, the sugar is more appropriate. Add the amount of water to wash the maltose bottle a little, about 100ml.
Be aware of that!!! This amount of sugar, do not refrigerate, otherwise it will be fragile and brittle, just cool down a little and cut it.
Many friends asked if it’s ok to use rock sugar, after today’s experiment, I think it’s ok, but you need to experiment by yourself, if the sugar is too little, don’t keep it in the fridge, it’s fragile!