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)

白玉粉 25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)

细砂糖 30可
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)

细砂糖 30克
水 100毫升

*green fonts indicate my usage

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

– add in whipping cream, and then sieve mixture into a flat container. chill in fridge

– 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

– shape 2 kitties out of each portion and paint expression with dissolved black cocoa powder solution. add ribbon to kitties’ necks

– 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

– slice almond toufu into desired size, and place in the bowl of sugar syrup. decorate with fruits and dango and serve

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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