So..the finished product of tapioca jelly.
I’ve decided that either I am doing something fundamentally wrong, or this is only meant to be used in other dishes, because this is easily the most foul thing I’ve ever made.
My husband saw it and said, ‘You made Red Slime!” and he’s basically right.
It looks…okay. I mean, it’s translucent and jelly-like as it should be. It has the consistency of grape jelly, if that’s a reference.
If grape jelly tasted like nothing, with a strangely powdery and chemically after-taste.
I don’t know, there’s something about the taste, or maybe it’s the texture with a complete lack of taste, that’s simply horrifying. I could only stand a fingerful before I wanted to hurl.
Using the syrup from the nata de coco jar I had in my pantry was apparently a bad move. Instead of making it taste sweet and coconut-y, as I hoped, it just tastes..wrong.
Really, really wrong.
As in, I would only serve this to someone as a form of torture. It would be right up there with waterboarding.
Also, its good to know that tapioca in pearl form is (I think) NOT the same as boba. Boba keep thier shape, while these dissolved into goo with just a little heat. I guess.
Maybe when it’s smothered in coconut cream it’s delicious and (like many things in eastern sweets) there for the texture, I don’t know.
OKAY. I PROMISE THE NEXT THING WILL BE SOMETHING TASTY. Fur Realz.