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Thursday, May 26, 2016


This is a lovely sweet dessert which I prepared using my Thermal Cooker.  It is so easy that I leave it to cook without having to watch over the stove.  Cooking it this way, the water does not vapourised yet the ingredients especially the white fungus are soft and smooth.  The gingko nuts are not bitter and the water chestnuts stay crunchy and tasty.
I don't mind preparing it again.  It can be served warm or chilled.
Recipe adapted from my selected cookbook for Cookbook Countdown Event #5 -Yum Yum Magazine No. 48 [modified]
The recipe below uses normal pot to prepare.
If using Thermal Cooker
  • place white fungus in inner pot with water, bring to boil for 10-15 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients, boil for a further 15 minutes.
  • Cover with lid and transfer to outer pot. Leave to cook for a further 1 hour or so. 
  • Serve immediately or bring to boil again before serving, or chilled in the fridge.
20 gingko nuts or more 
6-8 waterchestnuts - peeled and cubed
10 red dates
2 florets white fungus - soaked and break into smaller florets
quail eggs - boiled and shelled[I omit]
2-3 blades screwpine [pandan] leaves
1.5 litres water
70 gm rock sugar
  1. Put all ingredients [except eggs] into a big pot.  Bring to boil over high heat for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour.  Lastly add in the eggs [if using].
  3. Ladle into individual bowls to serve.

This post is linked to Cookbook Countdown #5 hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is a very cooling dessert. Nutritious too!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I like this dessert so much especially when it is so easy to prepare using the Thermal Cooker. Yesterday, I cooked another sweet dessert with Chinese Pear the same way. It is as good.

kitchen flavours said...

Very nice dessert! Refreshing and soothing, great to have in our hot weather!

Emily said...

Love love this dessert of yours! Can have two bowls together2!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, fully agree that this is a nice dessert suitable for afternoon or after dinner.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, I actually did have 2 bowls in one go. Can't stop at one, love the crunchy waterchestnuts.

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