Monday, 27 February 2012

Peanut Powder - 花生粉

In Singapore this ready-made Peanut Powder can be easily found in major supermarkets at their flour and baking sections. But whereas in certain countries you might have to make your own peanut powder in order to use it for baking, cooking or serving as extra toppings in dishes, beverage or etc.

During your visit to there supermarkets you might find a few different brands of peanut powder available for your selection. Here I have two different brands of peanut powder which contain either with or without sugar added which might comes in handy depending on how you would want to use it for.

This SingLong brand Peanut Powder is one of those that I always have stock in my fridge so that I could make our favourite Muah Chee or Oneh Oneh anytime of the day. But if you are using the same peanut powder for both sweet and savoury dish(kueh paiti, pad Thai noodles) perhaps you can consider the other one below which is just 100% Peanut Powder without any sugar added.

100% Peanut Powder which is great and healthier because you can to control the amount sweet to mix with the powder for sweet treat.


HOW TO MAKE PEANUT POWDER


Below is a simple recipe on how to make your own Peanut Powder if you could not find it in your local supermarkets.

(Make: about 200g | Preparation: 3 minutes | Cooking: 10 - 15 minutes)

Ingredients:
200g Raw Peanuts, with skins on
1 Teaspoon of oil, optional

Method:-
1. Rub very little amount of oil to peanuts and roast them in a non-stick pan over medium low heat or in the preheated oven at 180° until light brown and aromatic.

2. Remove, place roasted peanuts on clean kitchen towel and rub them between the towel using your palms to remove the outer skins.

3. Next using either a pestle or food processor, grind the roasted peanuts into coarse or fine powder according to the recipe requirements.

Tip:-
~ Unused peanut powder can be stored in air-tight container, kept in fridge for a month or two.


Some recipes which use Peanut Powder:-

Muah Chee(麻糍)

Oneh Oneh

Pad Thai Noodles



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