Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tau Suan (Sticky Green Split Bean Dessert)

Here is a simple and easy dessert which is very nutritious as beans are rich source of B-complex vitamins, minerals calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc plus protein. Usually the green split bean (tau suan) is steamed and added to the sugar syrup which is thickened with starch. In here, to save energy and time, I skipped the steaming portion by adding to the other ingredients and bring to a boil.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 13 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 100g green split bean
° 4 pandan leaves (screwpine), tied into a knot
° 750ml water
° 50g sugar or rock sugar , to taste
° 1 tablespoon potato starch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
° 1 chinese cruller, toasted and snip in bit-sized chunks

1. Rinse and soak the green split bean for 1-2 hours.
2. Place the green split bean, pandan leaves and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 7-8 minutes and stir in the potato starch mixture. Add in the sugar and bring to a boil.
3. Ladle the dessert into individual serving bowls, top with some Chinese cruller and serve hot.

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