If a treat tastes amazing does it really matter what you call it?
This recipe has a funny story. Every time we make it we usually change something about the recipe. This particular time we didn’t have enough ingredients to make a whole batch, and most of the ingredients were… let’s say sketchy at best. They still turned out. The kids ate them. I call that a win.
The original recipe, which I can’t find at the moment but will update this post once I do, had a really nice description of why she weighed out the ingredients instead of measuring them. So convincing that I weigh them out every time I do this recipe. Except for the salt. I can’t bring myself to put that much salt in it. That is why it is in teaspoons instead of weight. See the recipe below for more information. From what I can remember of the post it is more exact to weigh the ingredients out than to measure them.
- 360g of Tapioca Starch
- 120g plantain flour
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- 8 g baking powder
- 1cup of filtered water
- 1½ TB of beef gelatin*see note below
- Avocado oil ( oil of choice) 6tbls- I tried less and they were hard to deal with.
- Oil Topping
- 1 to 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 TB of Avocado oil *see note below and step #3
- Preheat oven 400 degrees.
- In a medium bowl weigh out Tapioca Starch, Plantain, Sea Salt and baking powder. Mix to combine.
- Have a small dish with the Avocado oil measured out.
- In a small pot add water add sprinkle gelatin in a little at a time mix until all of it looks wet.
- Then turn on the heat to med/low until it looks like it all dissolves.
- Pour in Oil and gelatin mixture into the dry bowl and mix until it looks like a dough ball ***Caution it might be too hot to handle. You might need to wait until it cools down.
This is an amazing and simple topping. In a small pan, on a warm setting, heat the avocado oil and minced garlic until your home smells amazing- hehe- Or to your taste preference. Sometimes I think I add sea salt to this to taste as well. This will go on top of the knots when you serve them. Or can act as a dip. I love dipping things. Do you?
Other helpful tips:
I use this scale to weigh out my ingredients. I love it. It is small and compact and works well.
This is what the dough should look like. If it does not, it will be hard to work with.
Kids approved. This is another reason I love homeschooling. I get to teach my kids real life skills that they will use every day. Ps. The outfits were Christmas gifts. Don’t they look so cute?
I would love to know any additions or your experience with this delightful treat. Comment to the post or join us in my Facebook Group Simple Life Steps with Sandy