Ginkgo Bean Curd and Barley Sugar dessert  recipe

Ginkgo Bean Curd and Barley Sugar dessert

by Tham Jessica (@jessieinthekitchen)
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A warm and creamy dessert made with pearl barley, bean curd sheets, ginkgo nuts, and eggs, sweetened with rock sugar and infused with pandan leaves which cook with a pressure cooker.


10 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bowl)
  • 1L
  • 100g
    pearl barley
  • 1
    pack dry bean curd sheets
  • 100g
    ginkgo nuts
  • 80g
    rock sugar
  • 3piece
    pandan leaves
  • 2piece


  1. Crush the dry bean curd sheet in a plastic bag.

    Step 1.1: Crush the dry [bean curd sheet](https://amzn
  2. Deshell the ginkgo nuts and peel their outer membrane. Cut them in half and remove the core. Wash and strain, then set aside.

    Step 1.1: Deshell the [ginkgo nuts](https://amzn
  3. Rinse the pearl barley under running water, then strain and set aside.

  4. In a pressure cooker, bring the water to a boil. Add all the ingredients to the pot. Once it boils, cover the lid. Wait until the steam release valve starts spinning. Set the timer to cook for 10 minutes at high heat and then let it naturally release steam.

  5. If cooking on the stove, after it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for two hours.

  6. Carefully unlock the lid. The bean curd sheets should be broken down, the liquid should be milky, and the barley should be soft. Use an immersion blender to blend the barley until creamy. Taste and adjust with more sugar if necessary. Remove the ginkgo before blending and then add it back.

    Step 1.1: Carefully unlock the lid
  7. Beat the eggs with a fork, then gently pour them into the soup, stirring as you go. Serve warm.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Adjust the amount of rock sugar according to your taste.

  2. Ensure to remove the ginkgo nuts before blending to maintain their texture.

  3. Make sure to remove the core of the ginkgo nuts

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