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This is a Chinese dessert. Lotus nuts cook with ginkgo nuts and white fungus is a very good combinations. It gives a good bite and taste good. This dessert is very good for the body and mind.
Ginkgo nuts can help in improving the blood flow to the hands and the feet as well as stimulating the brain and reducing short-term memory loss. It increases blood flow to the brain.


Ingredients:


 Emperor's Kitchen Dried Lotus Seeds, 8-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)








Domino Premium Pure Cane Sugar 5Lb Bag


1/2 cup lotus nuts
1/2 cup ginkgo nuts
1 piece dried white fungus
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups water

Method:
1. Soak the lotus nuts overnight with 1/2 tsp of bi-carbonate of soda to soften them. Inside the seed is a green embryo that is quite bitter; it is usually removed before cooking the nuts.
2. Shelled the ginkgo nuts with a nut cracker. Peel off the skin from the nut.

3. Mix the soaked lotus nuts, ginkgo nuts and water together.
4. Soak the dried white fungus for a while till soft. Tear into small pieces.
5. Add about 6 cups of water and boil till the mixtures are soft.
6. Once they are soft, add half a cup of sugar.
7. Stir well till the sugar dissolves.
8. Let the dessert cool down before serving.

Note: You can use a small hammer if you cannot find a nut cracker. Be care not to hit the nut too hard or it will be smashed. After separating the shell from the nuts, peel off the skin of the nuts. The nuts will be easier to peel if the nuts are kept in the refrigerator before use.
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