🌼Scarlett’s Kitchen🌼 Winter solstice is an important day in Chinese culture. So I want to share another old royal recipe~ Yellow Split Pea Pudding to celebrate.
Yellow is the color of royal family in China. Don’t you think they look like gold nuggets? These puddings were made of the bean paste of sweet peas, it’s one of the favorite snacks of Empress Dowager CiXi.
But it’s actually not difficult to make: Cook split peas up in about 45 minutes on the stovetop with a natural release. Use a food processor to blend the cooked bean to bean paste. Mix the bean paste with some sugar in a pan until it becomes thicker. Put the bean paste in a container and keep it in the fridge for several hours until it is firm.
The tender texture is specially good for elderly people to eat in the winter since split pea can help manage blood sugar and blood pressure levels. I’d like to dedicate this dish and wish everyone a peaceful and happy winter!