Thursday, February 16, 2012

Longan, Red Date & Goji Berry Dessert

I was riffling through my recipe book last night when I saw this recipe. I am not sure where I got it from since I normally copy recipes, stick them to my fridge as a reminder to try the recipes out.

Nourishing goodness for the eyes, blood and Qi

I figured I should try this one out as it has a host of benefits. This dessert soup comprising dried longan, dried red dates and kei chi or goji berries helps with:

  • replenishing vital energy or Qi
  • promotes blood
  • improves eye sight

All you need are a handful of dried longan, about 8 dried red dates and a tablespoon of goji berries (soaked in water for a bit). Add these ingredients to a pot of water (about 1 liter). Add enough rock sugar (depends how sweet you like your dessert soup). 

Bring to a rolling boil. Then cover and lower fire so that the dessert merely simmers. Simmer it for 35 minutes or so. Serve warm. 

Great to be taken just before bed time! Warm of course. Not cold. 

This recipe makes about 4 bowls of sweet soup. It has a delicate sweetness from the trio of ingredients plus rock sugar of course. 

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