Adorable and Delicious Baked Green Bean Filling “Hedgehog”



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Ingredients

- 150g wheat flour

- 100g green beans (*Note: this ingredient is to make filling for this dish, you can also use "almonds" instead).

- 160g sugar (*Note: divide 160g sugar into two parts, each part is 80g sugar)

- 30 ml cooking oil

- 1 egg

- Some black sesame seeds

- A little bit of salt

- 1.5 ml vanilla extract = (1/3 teaspoon vanilla)

Procedure:

Step 1:

- Soak 100g green beans in water about 4-5 hours then wash. After soaking, put all the green beans into a pot and pour approximately 0.5 liter water in and cook them until they are soft and the water inside the pot is no longer. Then allow it to cool.




Step 2:

- Next put 80g sugar into a blender to blend it. After finishing, put the blended sugar part into a sifter to sieve it in a bowl.


- Next crack an egg into the bowl of blended sugar, then use an spatula to mix well them. 

- Next sieve 150g wheat flour through a sifter in the bowl of mixture, then knead the mixture until it is smooth as the image below. Finally, use a piece of food wrap to cover up the bowl and let it in 15 minutes.




Step 3:

- Start to make the filling for this dish. First, put all cooked green bean part into a bowl, then add the remaining 80g sugar, a little bit of salt and 1.5 ml vanilla extract to the bowl of green bean, then pour approximately 70 ml water in and blend them thoroughly. 


- After blending, pour all the green bean mixture in a pan and cook it with small fire until it is slightly dry. Then pour 30 ml cooking oil in the mixture and stir well it for a while. Finally, switch off the stove.


- After finishing, divide the green bean mixture into small circular blocks as the image below.



Step 4:

- Divide the block of wheat flour that was prepared in the "Step 2" into small parts.Then wrap the green bean blocks in these parts of wheat flour. After finishing, they will have looked like the image below. 

(*Note: if you use the almonds to make filling for this dish, you can put them in the middle of the wheat flour parts directly that do not need to grind them.)

(After wrapping)

Step 5:

- Next use a scissors to make spines of hedgehogs as the image below.


(This is the outcome)


- After finishing, you can use black sesame seeds to make eyes for the hedgehogs or other suitable ingredients.


Step 6:

- So, our product is almost finished. However, before putting our products into oven, we have to spread a layer of mixture on the surface of the hedgehogs. It will make our adorable hedgehogs more eye-catching after finishing.

The mixture will include the following ingredients: 

- 1 egg

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 tablespoon water.

How to make:

- First, crack an egg into a bowl, next pour 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon water into the bowl of egg, then mix well. 

(*Note: After finishing, you should re-filter the mixture through a sifter to remove all scums in it).

Step 7:

- Use a basting brush to spread a thin layer of the mixture on the surface of the hedgehogs. 

- Finally, we only need to put our products into the oven. However, you remember to turn on the oven for 5 minutes before putting them in. After the oven is heated, put our products into the oven and bake them within 10 minutes with temperature of 170°C (338°F).

Thus, we have just finished a delicious dish and its appearance is extremely adorable. I am sure that, your children will very like these adorable hedgehogs.

Wish you success!