Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Diem's Sweet Potato Tapioca Dessert


I tried really, really hard to make sure that I got these directions correctly. I hope I got it right for those of you who will attempt this 'cause it was really good.



First, you soak about half of bag of this "shreded" stick overnight in warm water.


Then you soak about one-fourth of this bag of tapioca in warm water for about 2 hours.


Peel about 8 medium okinawan sweet potatoes and cut into cubes. Put the "shreded" stick and potatoes into a pot of water and boil. When the potatoes are almost done throw in the tapioca and continue cooking until the tapioca becomes clear (about 5 minutes). Without draining the water , add about 1 tsp. salt, 1 cup of sugar and 3 cans of coconut milk. Refrigerate. Makes about 20 servings.


13 comments:

K and S said...

sounds and looks yummy!

SW said...

mmm...looks good.. so what happens to the shreded sticks after they're cooked? Do they become tranparent like the tapioca? what is that in that stick? a vegetable? mineral? hmmm...

jalna said...

Kat, it was so refreshing!

Shun Wah, the stick becomes transparent and kinda gel-like. . . not sure what it's made of.

Erick said...

I made this before, pretty easy and really ONO too!

Dd said...

it is gelatin

jalna said...

Wow Erick, I'm impressed.

Thanks Didi.

Betty Townsend said...

Pretty easy. Don't know about finding the Okinawan sweet potatoes, though. Maybe Oto's Market will have them.

mmiissee said...

Looks real good!
How much cups of water should I use to boil the sweet potato and "shredded" sticks?

jalna said...

Betty, good luck in finding the sweet potatoes.

Mmiissee, by brother said to put just enough water to cover the potatoes.

Rick said...

I want to try to make this some day... Seems exotic. :)

jalna said...

Rick, since Diem joined our family, we get to enjoy a lot of her "exotic" dishes!

Anonymous said...

how much water did you boil the potatoes in?

jalna said...

Hi Anon. My brother's wife made the dessert, and he said to put just enough water to cover the potatoes. Good luck!