How does this?
1. Because the instructions are written in a language (Korean) that I have elementary knowledge of.
2. I failed to understand in the instructions that I should have handled the batter and form the bread balls with wet hands.
3. It stuck to my hands like epoxy.
4. I didn’t want the glob of batter to go to waste, and my oven already reached cooking temperature.
After my wife stopped laughing at me, we did tear off a sample. It was pretty good despite resembling some misshapen 1970’s B movie creature. And obviously I didn’t quite achieve that golden, crackly dreaminess pictured on the box.
And if you are curious — the batter is tapioca-based, so the texture is chewy (similar to Brazilian pao de queijo). It also tastes nutty from sesame and just a tad sweet.
Yes, it’s not always homeruns in my kitchen, but hey — you live, you learn.
by Gene Lee, Food and More blog