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Barley with Lily Buds(recipe)

 
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Gina
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject: Barley with Lily Buds(recipe) Reply with quote

I make this during the dry hot months in Singapore. For cooling purposes and to soothe a just recovered flu/cold and bad sore throat.

I get these fresh lily buds from NTUC. You can find this in most supermarkets and even wet markets too. They are packed in a plastic vacuum bag.

You just need to cut away the top and bottom of the bulbs, soak in water to remove any dirt.
here's a picture of how the buds look like:


Ingredients:
200 g barley beans
500 g rock sugar
200 g fresh lily buds
2 litres water

Method:
1. In a large pot, add water to boil.
2. Add barley beans to the boiling water.
3. Simmer on low heat for 40 mins till barley beans are soft.
4. Turn up the fire and add rock sugar and lily buds.
5. Boil till lily buds are soft and tender.
6. Turn off stove.

Notes:
You can serve this as a hot dessert after a meal or as a cold drink(you need to leave in the fridge overnight)
Alternatively, you can add Gingko nuts(canned ones are fine too) to make this as a hot/cold dessert.
The lily buds can be eaten raw or cook in this way. Do not throw it away.

Gina
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Barley with Lily Buds(recipe) Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
Method:
1. In a large pot, add water to boil.
2. Add barley beans to the boiling water.
3. Simmer on low heat for 40 mins till barley beans are soft.
4. Turn up the fire and add rock sugar and lily buds.
5. Boil till lily buds are soft and tender.
6. Turn off stove.


Hi Gina, I was told once Barley boil for too long, it will become Heaty, is it true??
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Barley with Lily Buds(recipe) Reply with quote

mingle wrote:
Gina wrote:
Method:
1. In a large pot, add water to boil.
2. Add barley beans to the boiling water.
3. Simmer on low heat for 40 mins till barley beans are soft.
4. Turn up the fire and add rock sugar and lily buds.
5. Boil till lily buds are soft and tender.
6. Turn off stove.


Hi Gina, I was told once Barley boil for too long, it will become Heaty, is it true??


Ya I was told that you don't boil barley for too long or else it losses its liang effect and becomes heaty instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it? I always boil for a long time on low heat. or else how the barley beans get soft and cooked? I like to eat the beans too.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Barley with Lily Buds(recipe) Reply with quote

hugbear wrote:
Ya I was told that you don't boil barley for too long or else it losses its liang effect and becomes heaty instead.


I was told too.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then how long we should actually cook barley to prevent it looses its effect??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told by MIL that for Chinese barley, can only boil for about 20 mins, otherwise it'll become heaty instead. I'm not sure for Western barley though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all the herbal tea that cools down body will become heaty once u boil for more than 1/2 hour. the sinseh told me so.. even applies to sugar & chestnut drink.. so when I boil herbal tea for DH i always boil very long cos his body cant take cold
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:o karlskrona and ernie, Thanks for the informations ..Very Happy Very Happy
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