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Bubble Tea
Wed 20-Aug-14
11:37 pm
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mike.
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I had never heard of Bubble Tea until until I read about it on the BBC website a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday we were walking home from the city centre and popped into a restaurant to get something to eat Orna's been going through a 'bottomless pit' phase in the last few days and is always complaining about being hungry! She is obsessed with milkshake and saw a picture of what looked like one behind the counter.

It turned out to be bubble tea but we decided not to get any in case she didn't like it.

We had dried giant tapioca balls at home so today we had a go at making some bubble tea ourselves. I cooked the tapioca balls then soaked them in syrup. I made a green tea and put it in the fridge to go cold. Half green tea, half milk, a tablespoon of balls in syrup and it was nicer than I expected.

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Thu 21-Aug-14
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Yuck! flaming_nora(sorry Mike big_laugh)

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Thu 21-Aug-14
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wave Each to his own as the saying goes!!!!  big_laugh

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Thu 21-Aug-14
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What Sue said!  I came across pictures of that about 6 years ago and almost threw up at my desk.

I'll try that again!

Thu 21-Aug-14
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Ignoring the frog spawn aspect of the tapioca, I expected a sweetened 50:50 mix of milk and green tea to be horrible but it was actually ok. Not something I intend to repeat though.

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Thu 21-Aug-14
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We used to have Tapioca pudding at school in 1959 + 6 years, no-one ever ate it.  Oh, and semolina...

I'll try that again!

Fri 22-Aug-14
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wave We had a cook when I first started working in the school here who made the most divine semolina!  We were so sorry when she retired!!  smile

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Fri 22-Aug-14
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I only liked steamed sponge roll and apple tart.

I'll try that again!

Sat 23-Aug-14
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Last year I bought a bag of semolina flour which I needed for a cake recipe so obviously had a go at making semolina pudding. I quite liked it, especially with a bit of jam swirled in. I made it quite thick so it set firm and could be cut into fingers to eat when cold.

I remember tapoica pudding from when I was young, it was basically the same as tinned rice pudding just different shaped solid bits in a too-sweet milky liquid. I'm also sure we had a runny semolina pudding with prunes in it back in primary school. School dinners were a bit funny back then. Children, being funny (!), we called it 'poos in custard'.

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Tue 26-Aug-14
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I agree with Sue and Toni , don't fancy that at all

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Wed 27-Aug-14
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Ah, semolina!

Interestingly when I cook home-made oven chips, I usually cut them chunky, and bring them to a boil in a saucepan; drain, then toss in olive oil; then toss in a small amount of semolina. It gives the oven-chips a crispy crusty crunch. OH loves them cooked that way! Probably not to everyone's taste, but suits us!

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Wed 27-Aug-14
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I toss my roast potatoes in semolina after par boiling before roasting, I think I saw Nigella do it once

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Posting this here to save opening another thread - Basil Tea, for those who need to rest and relax.

I'll try that again!

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