dduk ~ Korean Rice Cake
If you haven't heard of dduk,
I'm the wrong person to properly explain it to you.
It's basically a very traditional food in Korea
used to celebrate everything from
birthdays and weddings
to new community members and businesses
It is made using a very tedious process
and when you finally "get it" you are very proud!
I have only made a couple of successful cakes
The first was for my Mother-in-Law
a basic and dainty rice cake
and today was the second.. for me
Pink Ombre Dduk
I've been drooling over all things ombre lately
and when my craving hit for
some of this gooey sticky sweetness
I knew I had to fade that ish to the max
It started with a few dishes of spiked sugar
And ended with the pretty in pink result I was hoping for
There are a few things I will perfect as I make more
For starters, the cracks in the surface
This happens as you remove it from the steamer
And I'd prefer to have nice straight edges.
I need to use a form pan, but my steamer isn't large enough
One thing I kind of nailed was the nice flat top :)
I just need to remember to use a serrated knife
when I cut it while it's hot.. I butchered the first slice
But not this one :)
as gorgeous as the slices are
I just eat it like this
and so does Eli...
The sweet, sticky, gooey taste of success :)