As promised, I am doing a blog on Korean Tea Sweets. I was hoping to make at least one recipe, but with the situation right now, it seems unlikely. Also, since I have no work, I must watch my finances carefully. However, I do hope to do something special after we get though the social isolating and quarantine. So stay tuned.
So fist up on the list of Korean desserts, is
Songpyeon ( rice cakes)
This rice cake is made out of 100% rice cake dough that is filled with different fillings, then hand-shaped then steamed. This dessert is typically served during the Korean celebration of chuseok( which is a fall festival, the word chuseok translates to “autumn eve” ) This dessert if perfect for those who like chewy or mochi desserts.
Daskit ( Tea cookies)
These traditional cookies are made out of sesame seeds, rice, or soybean flour. They are very crisp and have distinct flavors of toasted sesame seeds, flour and chestnuts. They would be the perfect accompaniment to dip into your tea.
This dessert is made out of glutinous rice and is quite similar to Japanese mochi. This dessert is often given to students taking the university entrance exams, to sweeten up long hours of studying. As it is thick and chewy, this dessert will keep you filled up for sometime.
Alight, I will end the sweets here. There are may more Korean desserts that are interesting, but not as suitable for tea time. Stay tuned for traditional Korean teas.
Until next time,