Tuesday 15 September 2015

Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Powder 自制紫薯粉 (中英食谱教程)

It is not difficult to make your own fruit or vegetable powder at home. I am one home baker who avoids using unhealthy artificial colorings or artificial ingredients in my food preparation and advocates using healthy, natural and premium ingredients. Hence, to achieve my favorite color purple, I have made a pot of purple sweet potato powder which can be used for making bread, cookies, macarons, mooncakes, cakes etc. 


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This afternoon, I have used my homemade purple sweet potato powder to make these healthy snow-skin mooncakes (no shortening) which I will share in my next post. 


Click 'HERE' for updated recipe.

Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Powder 
(中文食谱改篇之‘这里’,english recipe translated by bakingtaitai)

Ingredients 食材 :

1.5kg purple sweet potato with skin 紫薯连皮 
( makes about 280g sweet potato powder 能做出约280克紫薯粉) 

Method 方法:
1. Wash & scrub the purple sweet potatoes clean. 

2. Steam with skin for about 30~35 minutes till soft. 

Steaming in process.....

3. After the purple sweet potatoes are steamed soft, peel off the skin and use a fork to mash it up. 

4. Use a spoon to spread the mashed purple sweet potato very thinly onto a non-stick baking paper. 
4。将压成泥状的紫薯铺在不沾烤纸上, 用汤匙推开成薄薄一片。

5. Bake in an oven using 50~70 degree Celcius top/bottom heat fan forced for about 2~3 hours. (Adjust timing according to the moistness and thickness of the mashed purple sweet potatoes. )  
5。开动烘炉以50~70摄氏度上下火风扇功能烘2~3小时。 (时间以紫薯的水份和泥的厚薄调节)

6. When the purple mashed potatoes become crisp paper-like and is easy to peel off the non-stick baking paper, it is done. 

7. Put it into a food processor and grind it to a powder form. 

8. Pour it into a sieve. Re-grind those that did not pass through it and grind till it becomes powder form. 

Isn't this beautiful?

9. Store in a clear glass container in room temperature (away from sunlight, heat and moisture) for 3~4 months. 

Update 2 Oct 2015
Used this powder to make these Purple Sweet Potato Egg White Cookies, love the natural purplish pink colour! Click 'here' for recipe. 用了紫薯粉做了这些蛋白奶油饼干,很满意用天然材料烘出来的紫红色。点击‘这’看食谱。 

Sharing Ah Yr's purple sweet potato powder using this recipe.

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 The cooking temperature as suggested in all my recipes serve as a guideline. Every oven has different thermostat, you may have to adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven. Different brand of ingredients have different composites, thus there may be a slight difference in the end result.  食谱里的烘烤温度和时间只是供参考,每一架烤炉的恒温器都不同,请自己调适。不同品牌的材料有不同的复合材料,所以最终成品有可能稍有不同。

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linawarni said...

That was amazing. Thumbs up 👍👍

Unknown said...

Great recipe! Can we do the same for pumpkin and strawberries?

DG said...

Beautiful natural colour. Love it.

Baking Taitai said...

Thank you linawarni. :)

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Happy Baker, yes the same method can be applied to pumpkin and strawberries. :) Do note that for strawberries, it will take a longer time to bake dry as it has a higher moisture content.

Baking Taitai said...

Thanks DG!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

amazing, I don't bake, but I like to read about different cooking methods.

ann low said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, Cheryl. I would definitely want to try this recipe!

Elaine said...

Hi. Was wondering if i use food dehydrator, will it works?

Baking Taitai said...

Yes definitely!

Baking Taitai said...

Yes, it's interesting to know and learn about the many ways of food preparation. :)

Baking Taitai said...

It's my pleasure to share, Ann. Let me know how it goes after you have tried it. :)

Geo said...

Thanks Cheryl, what about beet root for red coloring for bakes like red velvet cupcakes?

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Geo, yes beet root can be done in the same way but do take note that it has a higher water content thus to make the same amount of powder, more is required and it will definitely take a much longer time to bake away the moisture.

rachel yee said...

Thanks cheryl. I like the purple colour

Unknown said...

Can steam without the skin?