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Nutritious Jellycake 紅棗圓肉杞子桂花糕

posted Feb 2, 2011, 9:52 PM by Elisa Lui   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 10:12 PM ]
  • 1/2 bag of sugar rock (冰磄)
  • 1/2 bag [about 8oz] of Fructus Lycii (杞子)
  • 1/2 bag [about 8oz] of seedless Red Date (紅棗)
  • 1/2 bag [about 8oz] of Dried Longan (龍眼肉)
  • 11 bag of unflavored Gelatine
  • 12 cup of water
  • honey
  1. Rise the seedless Red Dates with water, then soak it in warm water.
  2. Leave the seedless Red Dates in the water and start cutting it into small pieces with a scissor. I ususally can each one into 4 to 6 pieces. Put the cut pieces in a seperate bowl without water. Although the package claims it is seedless, be careful that there might be seed inside. Make sure the seeds are out if you are cooking for elderly or small child.
  3. Rise the Dried Longan with water, then soak it in warm water.
  4. Leave the Dried Longan in water and start cutting it into pieces about the same size as the cut seedless Red Date. If the Longan is too hard to cut, soak it for longer before cutting.
  5. Put 8 cup of water and the sugar rock into a pot. Boil it until all sugar is melted.
  6. When the sugar is melted and the water is boiled, place the cut Red Dates and Dried Longan into the pot. Put the cover on and let it boil.
  7. In the meantime, use 4 cups of normal water to dissolve the 11 bags of unflavored Gelatine. It is best to put all 11 package of Gelatine into a bowl and then stir in the 4 cups of water. One have to act fast in stirring to prevent the Gelatine to solidify too quickly.
  8. At this time, the mixture in the pot should be boiled.
  9. Put the Gelatine mixture into the pot and stir throughoutly so the Gelatine is dissolved into the pot. Put the cover on and let it boil. It usually only take couple second for it to boil.
  10. In the meantime, rise the Fructus Lycii with water and then drain the water out.
  11. Put the Fructus Lycii into the pot, stir it for a while so the Fructus Lycii is evenly distributed into the pot.
  12. Put the cover on and let it boil for 10-15 second. DO NOT boil the Fructus Lycii for too long because it will turn bitter.
  13. Turn off the stove and squeeze honey into the mixture. I usually squeeze 4 to 5 round of honey into the pot. You should try the mixture to determine how sweet you want it to be. Remeber the jelly will taste less sweet after it is refigerated, so you should add enough honey that it should taste sweeter than you want after it is frozen.
  14. Pour the mixture into any shape of container you want (I usually use glass container).
  15. After the mixture cools down, put it into the refigerator (not the freezer) for 24 hours.