Mastering the Preparation of Bolle brown sugar boba

I’ve bought this boba multiple times and it has faithfully given me better results than any other store bought boba has. However, I still manage to get inconsistent results.

Yesterday, however, I think I whipped up THE best batch of it TO DATE. And it was a combination of not wanting to waste old brown sugar I found in my cupboard and also my inability to set a timer.

I always seem to forget to use a really big pot of water, so this time I grabbed a very large stock pot and got it about 80% full of filtered water and got to getting it a-boilin’.

First deviation from package directions: I added a large chunk of solidified brown sugar that had hardened like all packages of brown sugar eventually do with age in my cupboard that I had found whilst cleaning. It was about 1 heaping cup. It added a very lovely flavor to the end product.

I boiled the boba at a rolling boil while stirring often for the instructed 20 minutes. I didn’t use a low boil because my stove top doesn’t seem to do a simmer very well and I figured a rolling boil is better than no boil.

Then I turned off the heat, put the cover on, and let it sit. It’s suppose to sit for 25 minutes. That’s when I set a verbal timer on my Alexa and she didn’t do it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I can only guess that I checked on it after about 45 minutes because I wasn’t looking at the clock and I was doing all kinds of house chores while waiting.

Afraid that my pot of boba had turned to mush, I was pleasantly surprised to find the boba had the most delectably soft texture with no crumbliness that could handle being in a glass of ice cold beverage and still maintain great brown sugar flavor and soft deep chew. It was my perfect boba. I took the rest of the chunky brown sugar and put it in a sauce pot with equal parts water and simmered it until slightly thickened. I tried to let it cool as much as I could afford to be patient, then poured the rinsed boba in the pot and let it sit for a while. I did end up pouring about a cup of reserved boba cooking liquid to dilute the final boba and syrup mixture.

My next discovery will be whether these froze well. I placed them in glass storage containers with ample watery syrup to warm in the microwave for later enjoyment. We’ll see how they hold up!

Here are some Amazon affiliate links (disclaimer: commission is earned and your support is sincerely appreciated) to products I mentioned:

Bolle Boba

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