Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wintermelon with wolfberries sweet soup 冬瓜枸杞甜水

The weather has been really hot and I am getting migraine again.   Really miss that 20°C+ weather during my break.  

While I was in the market, I saw some really nice winter melon.  Remembering that it has a cooling properties, I got some home and turn it into a dessert for tonight's dinner.

Here is my Winter melon with wolfberries sweet soup 冬瓜枸杞甜水.   I have adapted this from one that I tasted in a party many years ago and what I like about this recipe is that it has no wastage.  Unlike if I only brew for a drink, I usually throw away the rest of the fruits.  For this one, I puree it and voila, it turned into a dessert. 

This time round, I added wolfberries aka goji to sweeten it further and I managed to get my kids to eat it since goji is good for eyesights.

Just love it being served cold.  A nice dessert to ends the night.

What you need:

2kg wintermelon (deskin and deseed)
1l of water
rock sugar to taste (I  use raw sugar)

1 handful dried goji
4 -5 pandan leaves


Cube winter melon to 1"X 1".

Add water and pandan leaves and boil for 30 mins.

Add rock sugar and adjust according to taste.  Continue to simmer till sugar melted.

Using a hand blender, blend the wintermelon.

Add in goji and bring it to a simmer for 10 mins until goji softens.

Serve either hot or cold.



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