Even greater cakes are en path to Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum may have a new vacation spot for desserts and cocktails while Sweet Dessert Bar lands this summer. Permits filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicate that the bar will set up save at 2650 Elm Street inside the coming months. An internet site hooked up for the dessert shop shows that it’s going to serve “beverages, desserts, and bites,” which include cocktails and sweets like bubble egg waffles, mochi ice cream, and Mille crepe cakes. Stay tuned for an opening date.
Denton coffee store returns after the hearth
Denton’s Jupiter House Coffee has officially reopened its doorways approximately a year and a half after a fireplace at a close-by constructing compelled it to shut. According to GuideLive, the shop again closing week after seventy-four weeks of production woes and a whole redecorate of the space. Since the revamp, the store is now referred to as just Jupiter House and could serve a menu of sandwiches, salads, and bagels, amongst different options.
Panchero’s lands in Irving
Iowa-based fast-casual Mexican chain Panchero’s has officially opened its 2nd DFW area in Irving at 3275 Regent Boulevard. Known for its burritos served on freshly-made tortillas, tacos, and greater Mexican-encouraged eats, that is the brand new in more than a dozen Panchero’s outposts throughout the Midwest and Northeast. The region follows an outpost that opened in McKinney in March.
A friend of mine told me that my article, ” Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts” on August 9th, 2008, does not have information on the flour used in Thai desserts. My friend was right – I mentioned flour in one of the seven main ingredients but I did not write anything about flour. Thus, continuing from the previous article on “Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts,” this article will focus on flour used in Thai desserts. Taken together, these two articles give a fuller picture of Thai desserts.
The following are the conventional flours used in Thai desserts: sticky rice flour, rice flour, cassava starch, corn starch, wheat flour, arrowroot starch, and mung bean flour.
Sticky Rice Flour (paeng Khao now)
Sticky rice flour is also referred to as “sweet rice powder” or “glutinous rice flour.” It is made from short-grain sticky rice that becomes moist, firm and sticky when cooked. This is due to its proportionally higher number of waxy starch molecules. With its chewy texture, sticky rice flour is a favorite base for buns and pastries. Sticky rice flour is often combined with plain rice flour to create a variety of Thai desserts.
In Thailand, there are two types of sticky rice flour: wet and dry. Wet sticky rice flour is finely milled with water, whereas dry sticky rice flour is finely milled without water. When buying glutinous rice flour, choose products that have a white color and no smell or moisture.
Example desserts using sticky rice flour are Paeng Jee (grilled coconut cakes), Bua Loy Benjarong (taro, pumpkin, and mung dal bean balls in coconut milk) and Khanom Thua Prep (mung bean stuffing coated with shredded coconut meat).
Rice Flour (paeng Khao jar)
Rice flour is used to thicken various dishes and is also an important ingredient in various Thai desserts. Rice flour is a good substitute for wheat flour, in that the latter causes digestive system irritation in those who are gluten intolerant. However, rice flour should not be used or substituted in some desserts like cakes. This is because rice flour is not finely milled like cake flour, and would not yield the same quality of desserts. In Thailand, there are three types of rice flour:
- rice flour made from rice older than a year – good for absorbing water,
- rice flour made from new rice – does not absorb water as well because of its moisture, and
- rice flour made from new rice without water – excellent at absorbing water.
Beyond the type of flour, there are many grades for each type. To buy rice flour, choose products with white color and the absence of an old smell. If you plan to make a dessert using rice flour, fine flour that was finely milled so your dessert will have a smooth texture.
Example desserts using rice flour are Khanom Chan (nine-layered dessert) and Khanom Thuay (coconut cakes).