Hopel Sweet Lotus Roots
|Glutinous rice||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Lotus roots||1⁄2 Kilogram|
|Ground almonds||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Ground walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar syrup||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Prepare the glutinous rice as in 'Eight Treasure Rice', cool and mix sugar and ground nuts.
Wash and clean lotus roots but do not peel, or it will discolour.
Cut off a piece, at one end to be used as lid.
Fill the lotus roots with cooked rice, seal each root with the cut off end as lid, secure it with a toothpick.
Place lotus roots in a large pan with water.
Bring to the boil, lower heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Remove and cool, before serving, peel the outer skin of lotus roots carefully and cut into thick slices, arrange in a serving dish.
Pour sugar syrup over and serve immediately.