Chapter 512: Making Starch Noodles (2)
Bai Qingqing didn’t try the stone fruits of other colors for now. There were too few of them.
Parker was done with the perforated ladle long ago. He also boiled a large pail of hot water and prepared everything.
After the starch completely sank to the bottom, Bai Qingqing scooped out the clear water on the surface and then mixed up the starch evenly.
“Parker, hold onto the perforated ladle. I’ll add in the starch.”
Bai Qingqing scooped up a big bowl of starch, not expecting it to be heavy as a rock and having a problem holding it.
Winston took the bowl from her, pouring the contents into the perforated ladle Parker was holding.
The moist and sticky starch immediately slid out from the bottom of the perforated ladle. Perhaps because they were too dry, the flow speed was slow.
Seeing that they were going to break off, Bai Qingqing quickly took Parker’s hand and shook the ladle.
The flow immediately hastened up. The starch landed in the hot water, entangling but not sticking together.
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “It’s a success!”
“It’s just food. How come you always have so many ways of making them?” Parker said, amused. He felt proud as well.
His mate was really smart.
Bai Qingqing used long chopsticks to scoop out the starch noodles and had a taste. They tasted really chewy. As expected, there was too little water, but the texture was even better.
She didn’t add water. She was just making this for herself and didn’t need to ma.s.s produce the food. It’d suffice as long as it tasted good.
“This is a way of eating that our place had a long time ago. I just thought of imitating it.”
Parker then recalled the various delicacies that Bai Qingqing had made and praised. “The beastmen over there are very smart. You’re very smart as well.”
Bai Qingqing felt a little embarra.s.sed from the compliments. She poked Parker’s arm and said, “Swing it with a little more force. The noodles will become very thin and uneven when they take a long time before falling.”
“Alright.” Parker pressed one hand on the starch, and the starch noodles under the perforated ladle immediately became thicker. They didn’t become much thinner even after being in the air. Because they soon fell into the hot water and were cooked.
“This is just right! I want them like this!” Bai Qingqing shouted agitatedly, laughing crazily in her heart.
I’ll be able to survive even if there isn’t any rice in the future! Hahahahaha!
Bai Qingqing suddenly stood up, unable to hold back her agitation.
“Parker, I love you!”
After saying that, she jumped up and planted a kiss on Parker’s face.
Her sudden confession caused Parker to freeze up. His furry ears trembled a little and turned a little red. The starch noodles also broke.
Bai Qingqing then looked toward Winston. He instantly froze up into a wooden block. Even his long tail had tensed up to become a rod.
Was she going to kiss him as well?
Winston’s heart palpitated as if he was surrounded and attacked by a h.o.a.rd of behemoths and was going to lose his life at any moment.
Bai Qingqing took two steps toward him, smiled, and said, “Thank you as well. I’m very happy today.”
Winston’s palpitating heart gradually returned to its normal heart rate as he thought mockingly of how he wasn’t Bai Qingqing’s mate, so it was really funny to have that kind of thought.
Thankfully, Bai Qingqing didn’t notice that.
“En,” Winston replied in a deep voice, adding firewood to the fire.
He continued to boil water in the pot. If the water used to cook the starch noodles wasn’t hot enough, they could change them out at any moment.
Winston’s heart went through great upheaval, but there no changes were reflected on his face. Bai Qingqing didn’t notice his abnormality and turned to continue watching over the starch noodles.
Parker was still frozen. Bai Qingqing patted him. “Hey, the starch noodles have all broken off!”
“Ah, oh.” Parker quickly pressed down on the starch flurriedly and applied pressure inconsistently. The starch noodles came out unevenly, sometimes thick and sometimes thin.
Bai Qingqing scooped them out to take a look, then raised her head to look at him.
A suspicious flush had appeared on Parker’s tanned face.
Bai Qingqing lowered her head and continued to look at the starch noodles, secretly laughing in her heart.
That couldn’t be. They had already been husband and wife for so long, yet he was still so innocent. Was he the one who had caused her to lose her composure last night?