Saturday, February 4, 2023

Recipe: Snow Fungus Dessert Soup 糖水

According to traditional Chinese medicine, snow fungus has lots of benefits such as promoting healthy skin, boosting your immunity and many more. We usually use snow fungus to make the Chinese dessert soup, also known as 糖水. You will need to rehydrate the snow fungus by soaking it in water for 1 hour, then cut off the hard yellow core and it's ready to be used in your recipes. 

For this dessert soup, I'm also adding a few types of dried fruits such as dried lychee, dried longan, round black dates and dried orange, for flavour and also sweetness.  The snow fungus, lotus seed and dried fruits are simmered together for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  You can serve this dessert hot or chilled (chill in fridge for 3-4 hours). 

𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐩 糖水

𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐩 糖水
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours
Serves 6-8

60g Gutian white fungus
50g lotus seed
100g dried lychee with shell (67g peeled weight)
100g dried Longan with shell (77g peeled weight)
12 dried round black dates (75g)
100g dried orange
3l boiling water

1. Soak white fungus for 1 hour, cut off hard yellow core and cut into smaller pieces.

2. Soak lotus seeds for 1 hour, halve the lotus seeds and remove bitter green piths.

3. Peel the dried Longan and lychee. Rinse and set aside.

4. Place boiling water in pot. Add all ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

5. Taste and add rock sugar as necessary. (see note)

6. Serve hot or chilled.

Note: The dried fruits in this recipe will sweeten the soup, so add rock sugar to your preference. I didn’t have to add any.

snow fungus dessert soup recipe

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1 comment:

  1. That looks good! Usually, this Chinese dessert soup seems so plain, so colourless.


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