While we patiently and safely try to fill our days during this current pandemic, I find myself as always turning to the therapy that is food and cooking. What's even more therapeutic is being able to involve my "sous chef," my 4 year old daughter. She loves learning, creating and of course eating the snacks that her mother and grandmother indulged in as children.
Sour tamarind is very true to its name but despite its tart flavoring, it can be made into several different and enjoyable delights. Here's my recipe and I do hope you enjoy.
3 cups shelled Tamarind
3 cups Brown sugar (or more depending on the tartness of tamarind)
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp salt
5 leaves Chado Beni finely chopped
4 Garlic cloves grated
1/4 Flour (optional)
3 tbsp Water
Hot pepper to taste
●To a medium mixing bowl add tamarind and water, using fork press on flesh until pulp and water makes thick mixture.
●Add brown sugar, salt, chadon beni, garlic, pepper and flour and further mix using hands until properly incorporated.
●Place granulated sugar on large plate or baking tray and scoop some of the tamarind using either a spoon or hands place in the sugar then begin forming ball with palms of your hand when ball is created roll in the sugar again coating with granulated sugar and set aside.
●Continue process of rolling out tamarind balls until all is formed. Store in a cool dry place and enjoy.
Thanks for joining me for another session of Food Therapy and i hope to see you soon. ❤