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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

White Fungus, Dried Apricot Sweet Dessert

A light dessert that can be served warm or chilled, this time without the dumplings.  Some of the family members didn't get to eat this dessert the last time I prepared it.

Ingredients for Sweet Soup
[makes 6-8 bowls]
20 gm white fungus [2 florets] - soaked and broken into small pieces
1.5 litre water
15 red dates
3 honey dates
100 gm rock sugar to taste
40 gm [about 10] dried apricots - sliced
2-3 screwpine [pandan] leaves - knotted
  1. Boil white fungus in water over medium heat until soft.  
  2. Add in red dates and honey dates.  Boil for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in rock sugar to taste and the pandan leaves.
  4. Lastly add in dried apricots.   Boil for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Off fire, serve dessert warm or chilled.

Notes - Benefits of white fungus [shuet yee] - lubricates the lungs and improves yin energy.  Helps reduce dryness in the mouth, strengthens the brain, heart and kidneys.  Mainly use for sweet brews and soups.  Also a good ingredient for mixed salad.  Soak before use.

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Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Another fab soup for The Soup Kitchen event.

This is wonderful, thanks.

Phong Hong said...

Very sweet and cooling. I would love to have this chilled.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, the youngsters in the house had it chilled and the 'lau lang' had it warmed, heheha.

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