Monday, July 28, 2008

Long while

It's been a long while since I've posted. I'm very sorry but I've been so caught up with school and once summer hit, I continued to take summer classes but now I have more time. I haven't really been baking or cooking as much. I have been relying mostly on my dad and eating junk food. :X Not the best in the world but when time is limited I guess that all I can do.

Now the new peen tong in the Asian market is being supplied by xun wua, mandarin = xin hua (新華) The new peen tong is now called Brown sugar rather than Brown Candy in the Weekend getaway the ingredients used in this peen tong is just sugar cane and water. The sugar is not processed or purified, hence the brown color. It's around $.080 $1.00 per 400g so it's a pretty decent price if you are a frugal vegan like me. It comes with a hefty price. It's a long slab so it's pretty hard to grind it up. This is what I do:

  • Get two sheet of napkins and sandwich the peen tong between the napkin. I used one sheet of paper towel and folded it in half and sandwiched the slab of sugar. Figure A and Figure B.
  • Then I hammered every inch of the sugar slab creating many tiny pieces of sugar around the size of 1 - 1 1/2 cm. Figure C.
  • Then I dropped it in my blender and blended it until it was powdery. Because the sugar has a bit of water, I suggest blending one slab at a time or else the heat from the machine can cause the sugar to melt together. Just dump the sugar you blended into a jar or a bag and blend again. You can store it in the refrigerator since it is a bit moisty. The finished product is in Figure D.

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