Lately I came across many bakers sharing their delicious peach gum dessert on Facebook group. As I was curious about the taste, I too bought a bottle of the peach gum from the Chinese Medicine shop to make this healthy and nutritious Papaya with Snow Fungus and Peach Gum sweet soup. The peach gum is tasteless with a gelatin texture similar to the coveted Bird’s Nest but is very refreshing when served chilled. The cooking of this dessert is about 40 minutes but you have to spend sometime picking and clearing the peach gum.
According to a website, Peach gum is a light yellow sticky liquid produced by the chemical reaction of the peach oil naturally secreted by the peach tree, which is further dried and crushed into a solid granular, and is a light yellow transparent solid natural resin. Benefits: Can clear blood fat, relieve stress and contain collagen for firmer skin and wrinkle rejuvenation effect.
Papaya with Snow Fungus and Peach Gum
- Soak peach gum with more water overnight (at least 12 hours) till it expands and soft. Rinse the jelly like peach gum a few times with a sieve. Remove the impurities and rinse again, drain well.
- Soak the snow fungus in water till it becomes soft, about 20 minutes. Snip off and discard the yellow hard part on the under side of the snow fungus. Cut up the snow fungus into small pieces.
- Bring water, peach gum, pandan leaves and snow fungus to boil and simmer at medium heat for 30 minutes.
- Remove papaya skin and cut into small chunks. Drop in the papaya and simmer at low heat for another 10 minutes. Then stir in rock sugar till dissolved.
- Serve warm or chilled.
- 550克 木瓜 （最好买刚熟的木瓜，籽刮掉）
- 20克 挑胶
- 15克 银耳
- 1200毫升 水
- 100克 冰糖或适量
- 3片 香兰叶，打结