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Red Bean Creme with Lotus Seeds

Sunday, January 17, 2010




Truth to say, i’ve never eaten red bean paste before, probably because it gives me the feeling that it’s super sweet. And me, i don’t have a sweet tooth, i can’t stand foods that are over sweet.

 To my regret, this misconception has led me to miss one of the good food that is both delicious and healthy. Ah, all the years wasted.

Well, better late than never. From now on, i will welcome red bean paste with open arms. Hahaha.




Red Bean Creme with Lotus Seeds



200 g                      red beans

200 ml                   water

2                                orange peel

80 g                          rock sugar

100 ml                    water

20 g                          lotus seeds



1.    Wash red beans and soak 2 hours. Drain water away.

2.    Put red beans, orange peel and 150 ml of water in pan. Cover and bring to boil.

3.    Reduce heat to low and cook 1 hour. Stir and add water if necessary to prevent red beans

        from sticking to base.

4.    Transfer hot red bean mixture to blender and pulse to make puree.

5.    Pour back into pan and add the remaining 50 ml of water to blend. Add in rock sugar and

        stir to dissolve. Once dissolved, off heat.

6.    In another small pan, mix 100 ml of water with lotus seeds and bring to boil.

7.    Cook for another 15 – 20 minutes to soften lotus seeds. Split seeds into half and remove

         center stem.

8.    To serve, ladle red bean crème into bowl and top with lotus seeds.




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  1. Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:05 pm

    wow this looks so good.
    i like to soak the beans for whole night.. just to be sure

    thanks looks yummy! 🙂

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