Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Colourful Sweet Potato Dessert



On a recent weekend trip to Cameron Highlands, I was surprised to find the various species of sweet potatoes that are grown in the highlands.
Without much hesitation I picked up 3 kg of assorted sweet potatoes at a price of RM10.  It's not often that we can find different coloured sweet potatoes available at the same time in our lowland market.
I used some to make this Sweet Potato 'tong sui'/dessert and must say that the colour combination is  beautiful.


four types of sweet potatoes, purple, orange, white and yellow ....... the white one is quite rare, tastes a bit like tapioca




so colourful .... the purple one is a cross of sweet potato and yam.  Soaked them in water to prevent them from turning brown while waiting for the water to boil





pretty isn't it .................yummy


Recipe for Colourful Sweet Potato Dessert

Ingredients
2 litres of water
Purple sweet potatoes  - 190 gm
White sweet potatoes   -  180 gm
Yellow sweet potatoes -  190 gm
Orange sweet potatoes -  400 gm
Rock sugar  - 150 gm or to taste
Young ginger -  20 gm crushed
Srewpine leaves  -  3 pieces

Preparation
Bring the 2 litres of water to the boil
Add in the crushed ginger, screwpine leaves and rock sugar
Meanwhile, peel off the skin of the sweet potatoes,
cut into bite sizes
Soak them in water to prevent them from browning
while waiting for the syrup to boil
Once it boils, add in all the sweet potatoes, stir
Once the sweet potatoes are soft
which doesn't take long,
the sweet is ready to be served


Will feature some pictures of Cameron Highlands in my next post.
Stay tuned!











9 comments:

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  1. I just love them. They're not available yet in the market and the color is just beautiful. I will try this simple recipe when I get a hands on those sweet potatoes.

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  2. A delicious and colourful dessert. Hope I can have this now.

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  3. Looks great! The color of the purple one is particularly eye-catching! I think I'd also add some Taro in here since the taro lends a naturally sweet flavor too!

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  4. Oh! Another old favourite. Mum used to make these for me when I was younger. :)

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  5. Hi
    Divina
    The purple one is not so readily available. In Cantonese it's called 'far sum shu', literally meaning 'flirtatious tuber', so funny!

    Anncoo
    Of course you can, Ann, via HP jet printer!

    experimentalculinarypursuits
    Yes you can add in taro, we have another type of dessert that has a mixture of sweet potatoes, taro, black eyed beans, sago pearls and coconut milk...great too, but the coconut milk is artery-clogging!

    penny
    Ya, old favourites are nostalgic!

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  6. Yes and delicious too. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Yum, I can take at least 3 bowls of these! haha...

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  8. My Little Space
    I like it hot, can easily wallop at least 2 bowls at one go!

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