Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mock pomegranate seeds in coconut ice syrup (Thap Thim Krawp)

Mock pomegranate seeds in coconut ice syrup
      A beautiful Thai dessert also known as red ruby seeds in coconut ice syrup. This dessert was attracted firstly by red tempting color seeds floating in light white coconut that provides the perfect solution. It looks so a refreshing dessert, tastes sweet, coconut flavor and has wonderful contrasting crunchy ice.
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp red food coloring (concentrated artificial sala flavor syrup)
  • ½ tapioca flour (according to need)
  • ½ white sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut milk              
  • ¾ cup water (or jasmine flavored water)
  • crushed ice

1. Toss the water chestnuts well with red sala flavor syrup to obtain a pomegranate-like color (if you use the food coloring have to mix with some water). Soak for about 10 minutes. Drain. 
2. Put the water chestnut cubes in a large bowl, add just enough amount of tapioca flour and toss well until each cube is coat completely with the flour. Discard any excess flour. 
3. Place water to a boil, put the floured water chestnuts into the boiling water, cooked until they float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and drop in cold water immediately. Drain. 
4. Combine the sugar and jasmine flavored water in a pot, boil over medium heat until it becomes syrupy. Add coconut milk and stir well a syrupy mixture. Remove from the heat. Leave it cool.
5. Serve an amount of mock pomegranate with a sufficient amount of coconut syrup and some crushed ice.
  • Add topping with 4-6 pieces of jackfruit strips to create a wonderful taste and lovely color dessert.

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