Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Chicks Shiratama

No bentos to share today, I'm sharing a deco shiratama chick idea for Easter. Probably a little late for Easter, but you can always make them on other days.

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I made these for our after dinner dessert, they were served with the Kiiroitori burger I shared yesterday.

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I served the chicks shiratama in a sugary syrup, with peaches and strawberries. :)

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I'm sharing the recipe for these chicks below. You can easily adapt it to make other characters. The recipe is adapted from Junko's book. She has a book on deco shiratama, which is available in chinese as well. My favourite in her book is the panda shiratama, I made that last year, click HERE to check out my post.

SHIRATAMA RECIPE

Ingredients:
60g of Shiratama Flour
62g to 69g of Silken Tofu
Wilton gel food colouring

Method:
  1. Mix 62g of tofu with shiratama flour, use your hands to knead.
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  3. Knead till a smooth dough is formed.If the mixture is too dry, add a little silken tofu till the dough is just right.
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  5. Divide the dough into 3 portions, one large and 2 smaller balls. Using a toothpick, slowly mix in yellow food colouring for the biggest ball, followed by orange and black colouring for the smaller balls. Knead till the colours are evenly mixed.
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  7. Mould out chicks using your hands.
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  9. Cook them in boiling water till they floats. Remove and place them in cold water.
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  11. They are many ways you can serve shiratama. I served them here in a cold sugar syrup, filled with fruits.
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Note:
  • The colour of the shiratama turns brighter/daker after cooking, hence do not use too much colouring, your dough before cooking should be a lighter shade than the desired shade you want.
  • Other than Wilton gel colouring, you can also use cocoa powder and black sesame paste to colour your dough.
  • You can also use a marker to draw in the features.

20 comments:

  1. 哇!好可爱!!!超喜欢你调出来的颜色

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  2. This is so cute! May give myself a try! Hows the taste like compare our Chinese tang yuan?

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    1. Tk u, Sannee. The taste is quite similar. :)

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  3. Thank you so much for the recipe! I really want to make these. The chicks are super cute.

    Have you ever thought about adding a filling inside?

    Is the cold sugar syrup just water + sugar?

    - Lola

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    1. Tk u, Lola. I've yet to add fillings but you definitely can do so. Yes, it's just sugar n water. If I'm using canned fruits, I use that syrup, n just dilute it.

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  4. Very cute! Love how they turned out!

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  5. Super adorable chicks and looks yummy! I hope you had a great weekend!:)

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  6. How can you tell how much 60g is?
    -moo

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    1. You have to weigh the flour on a weighing machine. :)

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  7. Where can i buy shiratama powder in singapore?

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  8. Daiso sells them. Those shops selling Japanese groceries usually have, the ones at parkway parade and 112 katong sell them. Meidi-ha also have.

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  9. Can you replace the tofu with something else? We have a tofu and soy allergy in the family

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    1. Yes, you can just use water. I don't have the recipe on how much though, alternatively you can slowly add till you get a mouldable dough.

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