MỨT HẠT SEN - Candied Lotus Seeds

By Helen Le Published: March 29, 2021

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins
  • Ready In: 33 mins

Món mứt hạt sen bùi bùi, thơm thơm ngọt ngọt đã sẵn sàng. Ngày tết có đĩa mứt hạt sen nhâm nhi cùng ít trà xanh thì quả là đúng điệu!

  • Boil the lotus seeds with a little salt for 1 minute, pour this water away to reduce acrid taste and help the seeds become whiter.
  • Fill the lotus seeds with water to cover the lotus seeds about 2cm, then lower the heat and boil until soft. Do not boil over high heat because the lotus seeds will easily crush.
  • When the lotus seeds turn soft, add 250g of sugar, a little salt, stir gently to dissolve the sugar.
  • Soak lotus seeds in sugar water for 4-6 hours. (Do not soak the lotus seeds directly with the sugar, which will result in a hardened lotus jam).
  • Pour lotus seeds over the sieve, collect the sugar water in the pot.
  • Add remaining sugar and CONDENSED MILK in and boil over low heat.
  • Drizzle the sugar water on the lotus seeds, repeate until the sugar completely dries.
  • Put the lotus seeds drizzled with sugar water in a saucepan over very lower until the sugar crystallizes around the lotus seeds, then stop.
  • Dry under the sun for another 2-3 hours to dry completely.

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