Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Double-Boiled Snow Frog Jelly

Snow Jelly is an extract taken from the female of a frog species, which live in the forest of Jiang Baishan mountainous region in Northeast China. Known originally as "Hashima" a Korean name, it is now widely known in English as Snow Jelly. The product has been tested and found to contain high levels of protein (amino acids), minerals such as iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium as well as vitamins B1 and B2. Best of all, its cholesterol-free! The benefits of consuming Snow Jelly is to strengthen the internal organs especially the lungs and also for a healthier skin complexion. The benefits derived are similar to consuming bird's nest except that Snow Jelly is available at a fraction of the cost.

So for our Today's Special on Dessert, we will be having Double-boiled Snow Frog Jelly with soy milk and gingko nuts. Soy milk (also called soya milk, soybean milk, or soy juice) and sometimes referred to as soy drink/beverage is a beverage made from soy beans. Soy milk contains about the same proportion of protein as cow's milk. It has little saturated fat and no cholesterol, which is a benefit. Posted by Picasa

Ingredients: (serves 2 - 3)
3 Cups of Unsweetened Soy Milk(豆浆)
5g Snow Frog Jelly(雪蛤), soak till expand
15 - 20g Ginkgo Nuts(白果)
Rock Sugar to taste

Methods:
1. Rinse and soak the snow frog jelly according to the package instruction and remove any dirt accordingly. Drain and set aside.
2. Rinse and marinate the ginkgo nuts with about 2 teaspoons of sugar for about 15 minutes.
3. Bring the soy milk to boil then add in the ginkgo nuts and let it return to boil again.
4. Transfer the soy milk mixture into a double-boiled and double-boiled for about 30 minutes then add in the snow frog jelly(the soak and expand jelly) and rock sugar and continue to stew for another 20 - 30 minutes.
5. You can serve it either cold or warm.

Note:
a) Usually I bought the Snow frog jelly from "Hockhua Tonic(福华) " which they called it the Crystal Haishma (水晶雪蛤).
b) I used those pre-pack Ginkgo Nuts which can get from most supermarket in the vegetable chiller section.


1 comment:

  1. It's quite a lot of work to remove dirt after rinsed and soaked. But that's the part I enjoy the most when I make it as dessert to my mom with milk or coconut milk. Some people make it as soup stew with chicken or pork ribs, I prefer as a dessert

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