Do you like peach gum dessert? Usually I would buy this dessert. The portion is getting less and expensive. I decided to make it myself and bought a packet from the Chinese medicine shop and made it myself. It’s priced at RM65/kg. Of course, I didn’t buy 1kg haha… It’s a lot. Only bought it at about RM16+ per packet.
How to clean it?
You don’t even need a lot when making it for one or two person. Just need 7-10 pieces. It’s best to soak in clean drinkable water for 24 hours. However, some people only soak it for 12 hours or overnight. You’ll just have to check it to see how’s the texture turned out. Once there is no hard center, it’s ready.
Do buy the those that looked clean visually without many black spots. That way, you don’t have to take so much time to clean it. Here’s the video on how you clean it before cooking:
How to cook it?
The ingredients I used were water, red dates, peach gum, and rock sugar. You can add dried longan too. I didn’t have it. You can just add anything you like. Boil them for at least 10 minutes. Then, add rock sugar and boil for another 5-10 minutes. Lastly, you can serve it warm or cold. Very simple, isn’t it?
Some people cook with slow cooker or pressure cooker. Some even boil it over big flame for over 30 minutes then continue to let it boil for another 10-15 minutes with small flame. I don’t think you need to cook that long but if you want to, you can too. No difference to me. The texture feels the same to me. The only difference I noticed is that they only soaked it for 12 hours or overnight.
Will you do it yourself?
No doubt, preparations need a lot of time and it has to be done advance. Buying outside is of course more convenient and fast. There is not need to wait but it’s more satisfying to make it myself. I can put anything I want and be generous with the ingredients. However, once you know how to make it at home, you won’t want to buy from outside anymore.
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