Dessert with canistel (and it is vegan too... Without a pinch of sugar)
I found an interesting fruit in the market the other day, and one of my readers helped me find out what it was - a "Peach of Immortality", XianTao (see link for the blog post).
I promised to publish a recipe of what you can do with it and here it comes - I simply call it
Immortality in a bowl
|Immortality in a bowl|
- 1 Canistel, aka XianTao (Peach of Immortality), ripened
- Ginger, about 2 cm
- Two small oranges - or 1 big
- 1/3 soft tofu, neutral
- A carving board
- A knife
- A blender
- Something to serve the dessert in
- Peel the canistel.
- Cut it in pieces, take out the seeds and get rid of them (or save them if you want to plant a canistel tree...)
- Peel the ginger and cut it in fine pieces.
- Wash the oranges. This is VERY important! Always wash oranges before using them (they are often sprayed quite heavily so it is better to be on the safe side.)
- Put the canistel in the blender, add the ginger.
- Add tofu, I used 1/3 of a soft type of tofu, the kind you can buy in the supermarket, without any added flavour etc. Just normal plain tofu.
- Start blending. When it is starting to turn into a mash, pause the blending for a bit.
- Cut the oranges in half and press/squeeze the oranges so that you get as much juice as possible, and pour it into the blender. If you have big oranges you may want to start with one and add the second only if it is needed. Continue to blend into a pure. It doesn't have to be completely smooth, I like some small pieces, but it needs to be relatively smooth, the whole thing.
Note: XianTao, 仙桃, is the same as 蛋黃果 - DanHuangGuo, there are many names for it. It may not be so easy to find in the market though; First it needs to be in season and second; Not all shops and markets have it, it is simply not so well known. It is a great fruit though, so try it if you happen to find it! Just make sure it is properly ripen because otherwise the texture is quite special and doesn't work well raw.