Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red Bean Soup Dessert

Red Bean Soup is a very popular and tasty dessert in Chinese cultural. It can be cook just by itself or add with different kind of nuts, glutinous rice dumplings or added with some coconut milk but i still prefer the plain version kind of original taste. It can be serve with hot or cold and yet it is still very tasty. The leftover Red Bean Soup can be filled with plastic bags to make popsicle or ice cream. From young I already have admired this dessert very much. This dessert is commonly found in most of the chinese restaurants. I always believed this special and yet easy to cook dessert will make me and everyone happy. I remember when i was a small girl my elder sister will boil this on special occasions like Chinese New Year. Of course we not only cook once a year, i can say eventually i will eat this every month. Don't forget beans are very nutritious, good for red blood cells and it can help to lower the cholesterol too. Thinking of it makes me crave for it now. Let me ransack through my pantry now, hoping I have red beans. LOL
Red Bean Soup Dessert
   Ingredients    :

   11/2       cup red bean, soak for 2 hours or more
   2            pieces mandarin citrus peel ( chan pei)
   1            cup sugar or chinese rock sugar
   5 - 6       cups water
   3             pieces screwpine leaves ( pandan leaves) 
   1             tablespoon glutinous rice

    Method    :

    Soak red beans the night before or at least 2 hours to make it soften. 

    When the water comes to a rolling boil, add in the red bean and mandarin citrus peel ( chan pei). Let
     it boil on high for about 10 - 15 minutes. Adjust the heat medium to low and let it to boil for 45 
     minutes. At this time add rock sugar and screwpine leaves and let it boil until the beans has soften or 
     open. If the red bean soup is too thick add some water. Adjust taste if needed.


Red Bean Soup Dessert

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