sweet potato pound cake

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sweet potato pound cake

In early November, my foodie partner and I went to a huge conventional market in Seoul. It was overwhelming with the people and amount of stalls. One section was vegetables and fish, then meat, another roots and herbal ingredients, with fruit in the back. We ate lunch there too which was delicious and fresh but that’s another story. Back to our grocery shopping! In the end, we didn’t buy a lot because it was difficult to decide which vendor to buy from. But we purchased seasonal chestnuts, sweet potato, a huge bag of dried squid and purple sweet potato chips! I can’t wait to go again and try the fruit!

The stall for the chestnuts had a chestnut peeling machine and the lady gave us freshly peeled chestnut to try after peeling ours. I was skeptical at first but the raw chestnut tasted sweet! For the sweet potatoes, the owner had 3 different types. We bought the normal type but she gave us a couple of the other types as service. One of the sweet potatoes ended up being not that sweet and not fitting for baked sweet potato.

With these seasonal ingredients, I wanted to bake some sweets! The chestnuts turned into marron paste and marron glace. It was my first time though, so I still need more practice. With the sweet potato, I decided to make a pound cake instead of the usual sweet potato only cake. I mixed in a sweet potato cream paste with the hope of a marble effect. The cream was too soft which made the pound cake weak but still tasted delicious!


さつまいもパウンドケーキ

11月上旬に彼とソウルにある大きい市場に行ってみました。人と売店が多くて二人で圧倒されました。一箇所は野菜と魚、そして肉、また根菜と漢方材、最後には果物。小さいレストラン通りもあって、そこでお昼をすませた。新鮮で美味しかったけど、それはまた次回に。買い物の話に戻ります!結局、どの店で食材を買うか迷ったからあまり買いませんでした。今旬の栗、さつまいも、そして大きい袋のスルメと紫芋チップスを購入。また今度果物を試してみたい!

栗の売店は栗剥き機があって、おばさんが私たちの栗を剥いた後、試食の生の栗も渡されました。最初は疑ったけど、食べてみたら甘い!新鮮な栗は生でもいける!さつまいもは3種類あったけど、普通のを選び、サービスで他の種類ももらいました。一つの種類は甘さ控えめで、焼き芋には合わなかった。

帰ったら、この旬の野菜でデーザト作り!栗はマロンペーストと栗の甘露煮。初めてだったから、失敗ではないけど、修行が足りない。さつまいもは普段さつまいもだけのケーキを作るけど、今回はパウンドケーキに。さつまいもクリームを足してマーブルにしようと。でもクリームは柔らかすぎで、崩れやすいパウンドケーキになってしまいました。味は良かったけどね。

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