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Peach gum dessert soup
A dessert soup using the resin of the peach tree
Peach Gum Dessert Soup
50g dried peach gum
15g white fungus (1/2 a rosette)
40g dried longan
30g red dates
1 pandan leaf
50g gula melaka
50g rock sugar
A tiny amount of osmanthus (optional)
Soak the peach gum overnight, and remove any impurities with tweezers the next day. Soak the snow fungus for 30 minutes. Trim off tough yellow part and cut it into smaller pieces.
Combine the peach gum, snow fungus, longan, red dates, pandan leaf and water in a pot. Bring to the boil over high heat. Add gula melaka and rock sugar and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Consume warm or cold. Sprinkle over a small pinch of osmanthus over each bowl before eating, if desired.