Friday, March 21, 2014

Gingko Nuts and Waterchestnut Dessert

It's been awhile the family does not have any happy occasion to celebrate since the passing of my youngest brother on Christmas Day 2013.  Today, I received a happy news from my god-daughter [my brother's daughter].  She scored all 10 A+ in the SPM exam.  Her late father was always very proud of her and had been planning her future course of studies.  We are all very happy with her outstanding achievement but also sad her Papa is no longer around to enjoy this  moment that he had been waiting for.  Hope that he knows his daughter has done well again this time.  
This sweet dessert should further 'sweetened' the day for the family.
A chilled sweet dessert is always something we would love to have during this hot season. This dessert with gingko nuts and water chestnuts can also be served hot or warm according to own preference.   I omitted the hard boiled quail eggs since these are high cholesterol food.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 48 with modifications
[serves 5-6]
200 gm gingko nuts - shelled, blanched and skinned
6 water chestnuts - peeled and diced
10 red dates - seeded
70 gm rock sugar to taste
2 pandan leaves - cleaned and knotted
1.2 litres water
  1. Blanch gingko nuts in boiling water for several minutes.  Rinse and drain.
  2. Put all the ingredients [except rock sugar] in a deep saucepan, bring to boil for several minutes.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 1/2 hour, add in rock sugar to taste.
  4. Ladle out to serve warm or hot or chilled.
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kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Congratulations to your god-daughter! Everyone must be really proud of her.
A lovely dessert! Very nice eaten either hot or cold. I like it both ways! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Kimmy said...

Thanks Joyce, we are really happy, she came up top in the school for this exam. Hope she will continue the hard work to achieve success in life.

PH said...

Kimmy, your god-daughter is brilliant! This dessert is very good for our current hot weather.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, we hope that she will continue to do well in her studies, one of things that her late Papa would like her to do.

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
You are a proud god mum who have a brilliant god daughter. Congrats!
Love this ginkgo and chestnut 'tong sui' .

Kimmy said...

Thanks Mui Mui, we know she's okay with her studies but we didn't expect she's top in school this time. It would be lovely if her Papa is still around.