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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Strawberry Soy Pudding

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My first quarter of 2011 was already totally done in before 2010 could end. 2 months into the new year and I am already in a daze.... I can't imagine how I could have travelled to Bangkok, India, Australia, Shanghai, Korea, celebrated Chinese New Year and still blog in the last 2 months... Just 2 weeks ago, I had been given a new assignment by the Singapore office. With our office lease expiring this year, we are now evaluating our next office space option. I sit on the office project committee and have been given the enviable task of being responsible for the interior design of the office.

I love tasks that allow me to spend other people's money, especially one that lets me work with aesthetically pleasing items. I knew I wanted a clean and fun  modern decor for our office,inspired by the colourful and fun spirit I had seen once at the Google office. When CSN notified me that they had expanded yet again their sites to include AllModern.Com, I immediately went on-line to gather inspiration. So many things caught my eye but these bean bags, in particular were unforgettable. If CSN would ship these to Singapore, I would order these for the new office in a heartbeat!   

I imagine these bean bags going into our cosy corner where we can chill out and unwind - occasionally I can bring treats like these Strawberry Soy Pudding and have my colleagues be my taster.... Dreamy satisfaction.

Strawberry 1
These puddings were made with the remaining strawberries I had lugged back from Korea. No longer as fresh and luscious as they were last week, I decided to incorporate them into a strawberry mousse and marinated the sliced strawberries in a syrup for garnish.
To keep this a light dessert, I had also chosen to work with a soy pudding base - with a texture that is very similar to the soya bean curd.

When I distributed these little pudding jars over lunch at the office, everyone went... 'wah'.... and I beamed....

Strawberry Pudding 11(100)
Recipe
Soy Pudding  (adapted from The Sweet Trick by ES Koyama)

Unsweetened Soya Milk            300g
Castor Sugar                             25g
Gelatine Sheet                           4g
Fresh Cream                             130g

Method :
1. Place sugar and soya milk in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat. Add in softened gelatine sheet and stir until completely dissolved.
2. Run (1) through a fine sieve into a mixing bowl.
3. Cool down (2) over an ice bath and add in liquid fresh cream.
4. Fill half a glass/ jar with the soymilk pudding and refrigerate until set.

Strawberry Mousse
Strawberries              180g
Gelatine powder         8g
water                         50ml
Milk                          100ml
Castor sugar              30g
Lemon juice               1 tbsp
Fresh cream               100ml

Method :
1. Puree strawberries in a blender. Add lemon juice to Strawberry puree.
2. Mix gelatine powder with water until it turns transparent.
3. In a saucepan, heat milk and castor sugar until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat and add (2) and stir until dissolved.
4. Sieve (3) through a fine sieve and cool over an ice bath.
5. Add (1) to (4).
6. Whip fresh cream until soft peaks are formed. Fold the whipped cream into (5).
7. Scoop (6) into jars with set soymilk pudding. Refrigerate to set.

Marinated Strawberries
Strawberries         100g
Sugar                   100g
Water                   200g
Lemon juice          1 tbsp

1. Cut strawberries into slices or sections.
2. In a heavy saucepan, add water and sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Continue heating to reduce syrup until volume is halved.
3. Add lemon juice into (1). Add the hot syrup from (2) to the strawberries. Refrigerate and keep overnight.
4. Use marinated strawberries as garnish and scoop a little syrup over the set pudding.

53 comments:

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

You've certainly had a busy start for the year! Love this pudding, especially because it's made with soymilk!

tigerfish said...

WAH! I wish I was distributed one or two of these :)

Cooking Gallery said...

They look so pretty! I love how you use little glass bottles for the mousse :).

Jane Ko said...

Looks yummy!

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

Great use of the remaining berries. I bought some Korean strawberries from CS last Sunday but haven't tried them yet. If good I might get more to make a panna cotta.

Now where did you get those cute little pots??

La Table De Nana said...

I LOVE those jars..

Fiou..I am tired for you!

Pretty pics:)

Bean bags were my era..non?

Pei-Lin said...

Shirley, these look so elegantly beautiful! I love the vessels used to contain the multicomponent dessert, too!

You're such a capable lady, I'm sure you can pull everything off, real well.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@pickyin- I bought a bunch of these bottles when I was in China years ago...

@Monique-bean bags are evergreen! ...just like u!

Anh said...

oh my. I travelled less than you and was exhausted! Hat off to you, incredible woman! :)

Lovee this soy pudding! I have never made it with soy milk before!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Lovely soy pudding and oh my, you are indeed a superwoman!

busygran said...

Admire your energy and flexibility and ability to juggle the complexity of life! Keep it going especially your food blog! They are always so interesting to read!
Love your soy dessert and the pictures too!

The Sweetylicious said...

shirley, i went WOW when i saw it too! i love how you always made everything so petite, lovely and delicious! GREAT JOB (:
can i replace the gelatine sheet with gelatine powder? thank you!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Jasmine, yes, you can replace gelatine sheets with powder. I believe the same amount would do but I would add a little more, just in case. Also with gelatine powder, you will need to dissolve it in a little water. (for the strawberry mousse, I used 8g with 50ml water) I suggest for the soy pudding, you replace with 5g gelatine powder in 25g water. The powder will not exactly dissolve. It will turn transparent and become a little swollen.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

This little pots of deliciousness are so wonderful and dainty!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Shirely, you are superwoman, with your busy schedule you are still able to update your blog. I always love the presentation of your dishes and desserts, to serve the pudding in these glass bottles looks especially special and unique, nice!

Jean said...

they look so elegant and delicious. torn between admiring this beautiful dessert and dipping my spoon into them and mess it up!

ICook4Fun said...

You are a superwoman. Each week you will fly to different places. I love the cute little jars and beautiful presentation. I can't wait for spring and summer to enjoy all the fresh berries.

j3ss kitch3n said...

beautiful dessert and photos

zenchef said...

I love tasks that allow me to spend other people's money too but in my case it's limited to food. I shouldn't complain, right? :)

Lucky coworkers! Delicious dessert and beautiful little jars.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@zenchef- no complaints about spending other people's money on food... Except for the dread of having to run 2.5miles on the treadmill everyday :)

Lisa H. said...

Love the bottles ;) and of course the beautiful strawberry dessert too :D... can I apply to be your food tester? :)

edith said...

Your group of colleague is a one lucky group.

And congrats on your new role. I love spending other's money too. :)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Lisa - :) if you are staying here, I will be happy to have you as my taste tester.

The Sweetylicious said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP shirley (: (:

Janine said...

totally dig the cute miniature jars!

and it's totally awesome to be decorating your office - i would love to be in your shoes right now!

pigpigscorner said...

Please pass me one too! The little jars are so cute!

Charis said...

Haha, if I could spend other people's money on food I'd eat all natural, organic food all the time. It'd be sweet.
This looks so good!

Happy Homebaker said...

You are amazing! With all the travelling you are still able to create mouth watering desserts one after another. These soya pudding looks so lovely! With you in the team, I am sure your new office will be very nicely done up :)

Jo said...

Very elegant and pretty desserts. The flavours sound awesome too. Btw, where did you get those glasses?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Hi Jo, I got those glasses from China many years ago. I got like a dozen of them and am glad that I could finally use them and give them away! Taken too much space in my cupboard!

Jeannie said...

Hi Shirley I think you have a lot of energy to travel so much! These little jars of pudding look delicious! I envy your colleagues!

Swee San said...

Shirley, please courier one to me.. Korean strawberries are abundant these few weeks! I saw a public bus cladded with posters of Korean strawberries..><

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Swee San,yes I know they are in abundance now. I just bought another punnet at the supermarket yesterday - I know I shouldn't have because I won't have time to work with them anymore. So I will just eat the as they are :)

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

I just want to report back that the ones I got from CS is neither sweet (at least not sweet in my books) nor sour. For God's sake I want me some sweet strawberries!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Pickyin- Quick! Buy a ticket and fly to Korea - you will still be in time to get sweet strawberries!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They are just divine Shirley and I love those little milk pots! I must buy some more! Beautiful styling as always :D

Honey Bee Sweets said...

These little pots are just too adorable! Where did you get them? Also this soy pudding is such a refreshing desert, yum!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Bee Bee, looks like everyone likes the milk bottles... I got them in China. $0.50/piece. Ok. I will bring back a carton on my next trip there and distribute them here in Singapore!

Joanne said...

I had NO idea that you were traveling so much! Amazing! How did you have the time to do all that and blog?

This pudding looks amazing and I can't believe it has soy in it!

Anonymous said...

I am in korea at the moment as an after-school English teacher. This recipe caught my eye because the one-room apt. they provided me with does not come with an oven, only a stove. Also, I teach in an area known for its strawberries (Samnye, in Wanju). What an amazing-looking treat! If I could replicate this, i would in a heartbeat with strawberries fresh from Samnye. They are, without a doubt, the most amazing fruit I have ever eaten in my entire life.

Mei Teng said...

I love soy. Having it as dessert with strawberries is a great combo.

noobcook said...

your job sounds enviable and so are these pretty puddings... so delicious looking :)

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog said...

WAHhhhhhhhhh.. can i say that? Hope u aren't bored with the already many wahsss.. but really, wahhhH! :P

The soy pudding is so pretty and oh my.. so much travelling! o.O

I now declare u, a Superwoman. I wonder how u do it! (bake, photograph, work, cook, travel and blog!) SERIOUSLY.

daphne said...

You are a genius!!

Travelling plus cooking plus blogging? Super woman!

I love the colours of this pudding and best of all it is soy! Any substitute for cream? mmm..

Von said...

These puddings are so cute! And they look really delicious too :) When I'm older and I get a job, I would LOVE to work somewhere designed by you :) Just looking at your food blog photos I can tell- you're definitely very good at making things pretty! Your colleagues are so lucky!

The Epicureous Two said...

Wow. The presentation is so beautiful. Great photographs as well!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

I would have gone "wah" too! Beautiful, shirley! And you are amazing. I don't know how you've kept up with blogging. My year has been crazy as well but at least I'm in the country, and still I've come close to giving up blogging many times!

jen said...

This pudding looks soo good!

Anonymous said...

May i ask where can I buy these mini jars?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@anonymous: hi, I got these a few years ago when I was in China. Unfortunately, I have not seen them here in Singapore...:(

Anonymous said...

Shirley, can i check where can i get gelatine sheets? Thanks!

Fel

Kyou said...

whr got sell little pudding jars...can tell me?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Kyou - so sorry, I got these in China. I have not seen these in Singapore yet....

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