|It was my first attempt making boba pearl from scratch and it’s satisfying good and chewy. Only needs three ingredients (tapioca starch, dark brown sugar and water) and lots of patience 🙂
|Prepare your own milk tea base, green tea base, dark tea base or just fresh milk and pour them into a cup filled with your homemade boba pearl in dark sugar syrup! 🙂
|The pearl is good for a day so prepare them in the morning and enjoy it for the rest of the day. It turns less chewy if kept in fridge overnight.
|INGREDIENTS (good for 4 servings):
|For making boba pearl:
|1. 1/4 cup water
|2. 45g dark brown sugar
|3. 110g tapioca starch
|For braising syrup:
|1. 1 cup water
|2. 90g dark brown sugar
|For making boba pearl:
|1. Sieve the tapioca starch and set aside.
|2. In a pot, add sugar and water, heat up to boil.
|3. Once the sugar has melted, turn the heat to low and add tapioca starch.
|4. Stir them over low heat for 3-4 minutes to cook the dough. It will be a dry dough as shown in the picture.
|5. Place the warm dough on a working surface and let it cool down slightly.
|6. Cut and roll them into tiny balls as shown in the picture below.
|TIPS: Cover the dough with a wet cloth and take bit by bit out to work on them to prevent drying. If the dough is too dry, add a little bit of water.
|7. Boil a big pot of water. Once the bottle boil, place the boba pearl into the pot and stir continuously to prevent sticking. Once the pearl float to the surface, stir occasionally.
|8. Cook the pearl for 20 minutes and check on them. They should be cooked by now.
|9. Transfer the cooked pearls into a bowl of ice cold water around 15 minutes to prevent them from cooking further.
|For braising the pearl with syrup:
|10. Prepare the braising syrup by boiling the water and sugar.
|11. Once the sugar melted, add the boba pearl into the braising syrup and simmer them for 20 minutes, stirring them continuously to prevent them from burning.
|12. Once the syrup thickens (as shown in picture), remove from heat and keep warm.
|13. To assemble the milk tea, add the pearl and its syrup to the side of the glass and let it slide down to create a nice design on the glass.
|14. Then add some ice and pour in your favourite drink base and enjoy them cold.
|15. Check out my pearl tea video. I had them with cold milk tea!
SOME PHOTOS (For illustration purposes):