Saturday, 22 August 2015

Lin Chee Suan



Lin Chee Suan is a long lost traditional dessert and very hard to find these days. Not many dessert stalls are selling this dessert because of the raising  price of lotus nuts in recent years.  It's a sticky and thick caramelized sweet soup with lotus nuts. The method of making this dessert is similar to making Tausuan. Only difference is you add in lotus nuts. It's not easy to find this dessert nowadays. Not many dessert stalls are selling it.

Ingredients:

150 gms dried lotus nuts
500ml water
4 -5 tbsp of sugar/ 50ml water
2 tbsps sweet potato flour mixed with 2 tbsp water
Additional sugar for tasting.

Method:

 Wash and soak the lotus nuts in hot boiling water for 10 mins.
Split the whole lotus nuts and pick out the green piths.
Steam the lotus nuts for 20mins, depending on quantity.
Cook the sugar and water in a stainless steel pot.
Swirl the mixture and cook over small fire till caramelized.
Pour the water into the sugar and let it comes to a boil.
Add in additional sugar to taste. ( the caramelized sugar will not be enough)
Add in the sweet potato solution and stir well with a whisk.
When the mixture boils add in the lotus nuts and stir well.
Serve hot and enjoy.




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