PeekSeleb – Tape cassava is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented cassava. This fermentation process produces cassava tape which has a sweet taste, chewy texture, and distinctive aroma.
Tape cassava is often used as a basic ingredient for making various traditional dishes, such as cakes and market snacks. Come on, take a peek at the tutorial on how to make cassava tape and recipe that you can try at home.
Cassava Tape Recipe
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- 1 kg of cassava, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 500 grams of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of yeast tape (available at the market or cake supply store)
- Enough water
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- Clean the cassava pieces and soak them in water for several hours to remove the cassava sap.
- After soaking, drain the water and steam the cassava for about 30-45 minutes until the cassava becomes soft. Remove and let it come to room temperature.
- After the cassava has cooled slightly, pour it into a clean container and add the sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves and spreads evenly between the cassava pieces.
- Add yeast tape to the cassava and sugar mixture. Stir well so that the yeast is evenly mixed.
- Cover the container with a clean cloth or gauze which is breathable but still protects from insects. Place the container in a warm place, around 25-30 degrees Celsius, for 2-3 days.
- During the fermentation process, check and stir the cassava tape every day to ensure that the fermentation is going well and there is no unwanted mold growth. If there is mold growth, clean it immediately with a sterile tool.
- After 2-3 days, cassava tape is ripe and ready to be used. Feel the chewy texture and sweet taste. Cassava tape can be stored in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process further.
This cassava tape recipe produces sweet and chewy cassava tape. You can use this cassava tape as a basic ingredient for making traditional cakes such as getuk, klepon, or tape sponge.
Apart from that, cassava tape can also be used as a delicious and healthy snack and even a selling idea. Good luck!