Hong Kong (China) – Luxury Lotus Seed Cake Paste


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by Shehroz Gill

Lotus seeds are called the Luxury Dessert of Hong Kong. We can it as a luxury dish because it is very expensive to make but it is guaranteed that you love this dessert. This dessert looks very silky, smooth, and caramelized. If you want to know about how Lotus seeds are made then you should know that Lotus seed paste is made with Lotus Seeds that grind it into a paste called ” LOTUS SEED PASTE “. This dessert is for every person because it contains very beneficial ingredients that make you healthy. Lotus seed paste is actually used in the cupcakes of Hong Kong. This is the dessert ingredient that must be used as a tasty filling. The lotus seed is actually the fruit of the lotus tree. It is a plant that we grow on leaves, roots, seeds, flowers, and stems. The special thing about this is that we can eat any part of it. Recently, dried seeds have become known assuperfoodsbecause of all the health benefits associated with their diet. They contain B vitamins, manganese, and phosphorus.

BENEFITS

There are many benefits of Lotus seeds like they are useful for

  • Digestion
  • insomnia
  • Heart working
  • anti-aging
  • diabetes

WHERE LOTUS SEED PASTE USED?

Lotus seed paste used in many desserts like

  • buns
  • cupcakes
  • moon cakes
  • pastries
  • baozi
  • lotus seed
  • buns
  • bread
  • dim sum

LOTUS SEED PASTE MADE OF

Lotus seed paste is made up of dried LOTUS SEEDS, that must be soft and then grind it into a soft smooth paste.

TASTE OF LOTUS SEED PASTE

Lotus seed paste taste like

  • slightly sweet
  • white
  • mild

It must be mixed with different nuts that gives it a luxury taste.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE LOTUS PASTE AND LOTUS PASTE

There is a difference between white lotus paste and simple lotus paste. The main difference between both of them is

  • White lotus paste made up of Whole pure lotus seeds
  • Lotus pate is made up of halved lotus seeds

TYPES OF DRIED LOTUS SEEDS

There are two different types of dried lotus seeds

  • White
  • Brown peel

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • peanut oil
  • sugar
  • water
  • dried lotus seeds

METHOD

Remove the lotus seeds and soak them in the water. soak them overnight and drain it in the next morning. Take a pan and add water in it along with seeds. Boil them on the low heat. Add oil in it also. Add sugar and leave it on a medium heat. Cook them and your paste is ready.

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