Day 315: Tapioca Pearls

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My local international store didn’t have these Grande tapioca pearls. Small pearls is why I bombed my boba tea so terribly.

I found these in Carbondale, hooray! My next experiment with boba tea is coming up!

I am lucky in that these packages of tapioca pearls have (sparse) directions in English.

Wish me luck!

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Day 229: Green Slime

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No adventurous cook is without err. I’m no perfect chef and this failed experiment is a good example.

When I mess up a recipe and I know it is beyond saving I tend to revert to being a small child wreaking havok in the kitchen.

The goal was to make boba tea. I couldn’t find the huge tapioca pearls so I did the best I could with these medium sized pearls.

I didn’t add enough water and the pearls almost instantly starting turning the water to pudding.
I figured I would just make it into some weird pudding.

I added lemon extract, sugar, and yellow & blue food coloring. As you can see, this did not make it any more edible.

When I tried to make real tapioca pudding I kinda failed too. I tried to make a coconut tapioca pudding–yes, I followed a recipe this time.
Only issue was that my pearls were undercooked. I didn’t think about soaking them or boiling them longer.

Will I ever get my desired result?