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Red Bean Popsicle

Red Bean Popsicles

This Memorable Dish is a derivative of a popular Chinese dessert, red bean soup. It is made from boiling red beans or adzuki beans into a soup sweetened with sugar. Actually, I’m not too crazy about this ubiquitous dessert that can be found at every Cantonese restaurant. Maybe it’s because we tend to get it as a complimentary dessert when we order a set meal. That’s why I’m a little bored by it. However, I love red bean popsicles!

Red bean popsicles trigger fond memories of hot summer days in Hong Kong when my mom made them for us as kids. Believe it or not, I still have her original popsicle molds—these plastic molds have lasted for over 30 years! I find that the plastic popsicle molds nowadays are not as durable. I bought new ones a couple of years ago and they cracked already.

Since red bean soup itself is not a favourite dessert of mine, I don’t have the inclination to boil the red beans for this recipe. 😛 Inventive entrepreneurs have allowed me to recreate this Memorable Dish with their canned sweetened red bean paste. How convenient!

My recipe for red bean popsicle has coconut milk in it. Some Chinese restaurants do serve a contemporary version of red bean soup with coconut milk. I tend to like this version better. This super easy popsicle recipe uses only three ingredients.

Red Bean Popsicles

Red Bean Popsicle

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

6 Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned sweetened Red Bean Paste
  • 1/2 cup of Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup of Coconut Milk

Preparation

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Fill the popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Notes

My recipe is based on my own popsicle molds with a little extra leftover. Adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly for your own molds.

http://www.memorabledishes.com/red-bean-popsicle/

Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed Milk Bread

I don’t know if it’s a Hong Kong British thing but when I was growing up my grandmother used to spread condensed milk on top of white bread for us to eat. We would have it for breakfast or as a snack. Nowadays, it would be considered an unhealthy snack let alone a breakfast for kids! Sweetened condensed milk full of sugar on top of white bread – the horror! I’m surprised my older brother and I weren’t bouncing off the walls nor obese despite this fairly frequent indulgence.

I did a quick search online for condensed milk bread and saw that others have created the same treat! Here, the author called it condensed milk toast and got the recipe from Rachel Ray magazine. They both used fancy brioche toast. My grandmother just spread the condensed milk on top of plain soft, fluffy, untoasted white bread bought from an Asian-Western style bakery.

Not only was this condensed milk bread the best thing ever, but my grandmother also created another treat out of the condensed milk. There was no way we could finish a whole can of condensed milk spread on bread in one sitting (or could we? 😉 ) She would pour the leftover can of condensed milk into a glass jar and store it in the fridge. It was impossible to scrape off all the residual thick condensed milk still stuck inside of the can. So my resourceful grandmother put boiling water inside the can and swished it around. And voilà! Condensed milk as a drink! I think I loved this sweetened milk drink more than the bread itself.

This is one of those Memorable Dishes that is so simple yet brings back the fondest of memories. I don’t buy condensed milk very often. But every time I see a can of it at the grocery store I think of my grandmother’s condensed milk bread and drink.

Condensed Milk Bread

Condensed Milk Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

4

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of White Bread (If possible, get it from an Asian-Western style bakery.)
  • 1 can of Condensed Milk

Preparation

  1. Spread the condensed milk on bread and enjoy!
  2. For Condensed Milk Drink Preparation
  3. Pour leftover condensed milk in a glass jar and refrigerate.
  4. Pour boiled hot/warm water in the condensed milk can, filling half of the can only.
  5. Scrape the sides of the can and stir with a spoon.
  6. Pour diluted milk into a cup and fill the cup with more water.
  7. Add more condensed milk into cup to taste.
  8. Stir and enjoy!
http://www.memorabledishes.com/condensed-milk-bread/

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