Well things have been busy around here. I’ve been away. I’ve been lazy. Sorry. I promise I will fill in the gaps with lots of amazing food. Honest.
This weekend we went to Wembley to watch TNA Impact Wresting. Little did I know the hotel we were staying in was barely a step away from the biggest Oriental Supermarket I’ve ever seen. Suffice to say, I’ve stocked up. I was not going to pay a tenner postage on Amazon. Now I have my glutinous rice flour. It’s time to make Tteok.
– 1 cup glutinous rice flour
– 1/3 cup boiling water
– dash of sugar
– dash of salt
– potato starch or corn starch
Apart from the elusive glutinous rice flour, the rest of the ingredients are easy to get hold of. Definitely recommend hunting for an Oriental market as opposed to buying online.
What To Do
1. Mix together all dry ingredients. (NOT starch)
2. Boil water
3. Pour over the dry mix.
4. Working quickly, combine the ingredients to form a ball. It shouldn’t be sticky so you may have to add more rice flour.
5. Dust a waxed sheet with the starch. Roll out the Tteok into whatever shape you fancy. It seems standard tteoks are 2″ cylinders or balls with filling.
These are so lovely, though I think possibly an acquired taste. They’re not as sweet as you would expect a ‘sweet’ to be but amazing if you know what you’re expecting. Will make these again, with fillings – when I get to a good store again. Thanks to EatYourKimchi.com for the video inspiration.
Oh no. Amazon sent my new cookery books out with the awful Hermes courier. They tried once and sent them back, shame on them. I will have to reorder them and wait, again. Wonderful. On the plus side, it snowed. Yay snow day, two days off work – admittedly unpaid – but nevertheless, off work. Also, I mentioned we went food shopping, at last. Nearly seven weeks since we went last. It does mean that hopefully I’ve bought everything for the whole week of noms and won’t need to buy expensive last minute ingredients at the expensive store on the way home from work. Bonus.
Plans For This Week
– Hungarian Goulash
– Levesbe Galuska (lit Soup Dumplings) – also Hungarian
– Mushy Pea Curry, Slimming World Style
– Seaside Fish ‘n’ Chips with Mushy Peas
– Indian Barfi
– Nutella Cookies
– Tteok [this was word of the day on my other blog!]
I used to go to Slimming World and a lot of people swore by Mushy Pea Curry – it’s full of super speed foods [metabolism boosters, low in calories, high in density etc etc] and it supposedly tastes great. Now I’m still in Christmas mode, so I’ll try anything. Even mushy pea curry.
Favourite Food Of The Week – Kedgeree. So it didn’t look like the picture. So what, it tasted good. Hot too, which isn’t a bad thing. And filling, especially good for the budget when a bag of rice is around 10p.
Worst Food Of The Week – Pizza dough. After several attempts it still failed. The toppings were lovely as I splashed out on ‘authentic’ italian meats and cheese. But the dough was a disaster. Funnily enough, pizza dough appeared on todays Saturday Morning Kitchen and James Martin blames my yeast. Maybe third time lucky.
Til next week. Nomnomnom.