kitty dango and almond toufu

and finally the long awaited wind is here… i do hope the city clears up a bit.. i haven’t seen the sun for days.. sometimes, i wonder why i’m still in beijing… ….. oh… yes, my husband.. nearly forgot about him.. ┗┃・ ■ ・┃┛

when i first saw this recipe, i was really excited because it uses toufu to make the dango.. it was said to give the dango an even chewier texture… and how true it is indeed O(≧▽≦)O

Recipe adapted and translated from 彩绘*QQ🍬点 by Junko

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

Kitty dango recipe
25g shiratamako or 白玉粉 (you can substitute with glutinous rice flour if you do not have shiratamako though the texture is slightly different)
30~40g soft tofu
1/2 tsp chocolate paste
few drops of red food colouring (dissolved in some hot water)
1/4tsp black cocoa powder (dissolved in 1/2 tsp of hot water)

Almond toufu
1 tbsp almond milk
30g caster sugar
100ml water
100ml milk
5g gelatin powder (mixed with 2 tbsp cold water)
50ml whipping cream

Sugar syrup
30g caster sugar
100ml water

食材 (2人份)

小猫汤圆
白玉粉 25克
嫩豆腐30-40克
巧克力酱 1/2 小匙
食用红色素 微量 (加入几滴水溶解)
黑可可粉 1/4小匙 (加入1/2小匙热水溶解)

杏仁豆腐
杏仁露1大匙
细砂糖 30可
水100毫升
牛奶 100毫升
吉利丁粉5克 (加入2大匙冷水静置至膨胀备用)
鲜奶油50毫升

糖浆
细砂糖 30克
水 100毫升

Directions/食谱:
*green fonts indicate my usage
*绿色字体代表我的用量

kitty dango and almond toufu– prepare almond tofu by heating almond milk, sugar and water in a pot over medium heat. stir with a wooden spoon
制作杏仁豆腐 ~ 杏仁露、细砂糖和水放入小锅,开中火,用木勺搅拌均匀

– once mixture thickens, add in milk and heat till mixture becomes warm. add in bloomed gelatine and mix well
煮至浓稠后,加入牛奶,再煮至温热程度,关火。膨胀后的吉利丁粉放入小锅中充分拌至溶化

– add in whipping cream, and then sieve mixture into a flat container. chill in fridge
加入鲜奶油,过滤至方形潜盘中放入冰箱冷藏至凝固

– meanwhile, cook sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in water over medium heat. let it cool down and chill in fridge
制作糖浆 ~ 细砂糖和水加入锅内开火煮至糖完全溶解后,从炉火上移开,再倒入调理盆中放入冰箱冷藏备用

– prepare kitty dango ~ add in 25-30g of tofu into shiratamako (i used 25g tofu). add in additional shiratamako as needed to achieve a soft dough
制作汤圆 ~ 白玉粉加入25-30克豆腐 (我用了25克豆腐),搓揉成团。若无法成团,再将剩余豆腐依情况一点一点加入

– pinch out a 2x2cm dough and colour it with a bit of red food colouring. cut into four strips. these will be the kitties’ ribbons
以上面团取出 2×2厘米面团,搓入红色素、分割成4等分,搓成细条状,形成小猫项圈

– divide the remaining dough into 2 equal portions and add 1/2 tsp of chocolate paste into one of the portion. knead well. add in additional tofu as appropriate
剩下的面团分成2等份,一分加入巧克力酱做成咖啡色面团;一份不上色并依照情况加入适当分量的豆腐以便搓成糯米团

– shape 2 kitties out of each portion and paint expression with dissolved black cocoa powder solution. add ribbon to kitties’ necks
咖啡色和原色糯米团各分成2等份,捏成猫咪身体和头部,用黑可可液在猫咪脸部加上描绘。最后将之前做好的项圈粘到猫咪颈项

– place dangos into a pot of boil water and cook till they float. continue boiling for 1-2 more minutes and place them into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process
将做好的猫咪汤圆放进沸水中煮至浮起,再转小火煮1-2分钟,捞起,放入冷水中冷却

– slice almond toufu into desired size, and place in the bowl of sugar syrup. decorate with fruits and dango and serve
杏仁豆腐切块儿,放入糖浆内摆上汤圆或水果即可享用

kitty dango and almond toufu– do use a small square bowl/container for the almond tofu ~ i placed mine in a 7 x 7 inch square pan and they turned out to be thin tofu( ̄~ ̄;)
下次做会用一个更小的四方形小盘。。这次用了7 x 7 寸四方烤盘。。太大了哈。。。 豆腐都扁扁滴

kitty dango and almond tofu

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(17) Comments

  • eileen (October 10, 2013)

    你的作品每次都像艺术品一样,精致又好看。

  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (October 10, 2013)

    好可爱呢,有造型的,光看就很开心了

  • kitchen flavours (October 10, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    You make the cutest desserts! Even your almond tofu dessert looks so cute with the Kitty Dango!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  • Mel (October 10, 2013)

    Look so cute. They even have collars!!

  • Qi Qi in the house (October 10, 2013)

    你家的作品总是那么可爱,叫人忍不住赞叹!

  • Jenny (October 10, 2013)

    那舍得吃吖..这么可爱

  • May Law (October 10, 2013)

    喜欢你那可爱的作品!

  • Vivian pang (October 10, 2013)

    Your kitty dessert look so cute!

  • jeannietay (October 10, 2013)

    Hi! lovely looking dessert! Could see you put in a lot of effort in creating this! 😀 Lovely blog by the way:)

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook (October 11, 2013)

    This is so cute! I love almond tofu, and it\’s one of my favorite dessert after Asian food. 🙂

  • Amy Tong (October 11, 2013)

    Oh my, these are so cute 🙂 I know my Little Girl will jump up and down if I made these for her (she loves kitty). I can foresee that she\’ll give the kitties a kiss before eating them. hehehe….Thank you for sharing these cuties.

  • Mich Piece of Cake (October 11, 2013)

    Your kitty is so cute! I love this dessert very much too!

  • Rumbling Tummy (October 12, 2013)

    Last night I saw something like this on the web and wanted to attempt. You beat me to it and now I have a reference! Thank you!

  • Ann Low (October 13, 2013)

    Very impressive! You handmade the kitties? I\’m sure anyone would love this dessert.

  • Zoe (October 14, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,

    You are extremely good in Kawaii-style desserts and sweets. Your kitty dango looks so cute!

    Zoe

  • Phong Hong (October 16, 2013)

    Victoria, you make the cutest things!

  • Doreen (October 20, 2013)

    Hi Vic,
    I saw this book in the bookstore few month back but didn\’t manage to buy it. Now can\’t see this book anymore 🙁

    Love this cute and special dessert very much. Thanks for sharing this to LTU.
    mui

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