Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Desset - Peanut Paste

This is a dessert, which u get in Hong Kong? Not sure...but its been such a long time since i had it. HC suddenly raved said she had cravings after finishing 5 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (love them!!) so off i went to the kitchen and made this dessert which turned out nicely.


500g peanuts
3 rock sugar (or enough sugar)
2 cups water
1 cup milk
4 tbsp butter

Preparation Methods:

Use toaster to toast peanuts for about 10 mins, alternatively, fry with low heat and constantly stirring till peanuts are brown. Remove peanut skin, boil peanuts in enough water to cover the peanuts till dry.

Blend peanuts, adding water slowly, ensuring that peanuts are as fine as possible. Meanwhile, boil 2 cups of water and add sugar, pour the blended peanuts in, milk and butter and stir constantly. Turn to low heat and cook till desired thickness is achieved. Add more milk and/or water if the paste is too thick.

Use a sieve to sieve the paste or muslin cloth and squeeze out liquits from paste to get a smoother paste.