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Sweet Red Date, Lotus Seed and White Fungus Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

30

12

3 whole florets

1 1/2 liters

75 g

Dried white lotus seeds

Chinese red dates or jujube, washed and pits removed

White fungus (white tree ears)

Water

Rock crystal sugar

Method :
  • Soak the dried white lotus seeds in cool water overnight. Drained.

  • Soak the white fungus in cool water for 1 hour. Drained, tough bases discarded and roughly shredded.

  • Place the lotus seeds in a large pot together with the red dates, white fungus and water.

  • Bring to a full boil, then sweeten with the rock sugar. Cover, then lower heat to low, and simmer    for 1 hour.

  • Taste the soup for sweetness, and adjust if necessary.

  • Transfer the soup to a tureen or ladle into individual serving bowls.

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