Four Treasures Dessert (1917)

Beauty recipe to improve digestion, promote qi and blood

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Four Treasures Dessert


Yellowish skin and poor digestion.


Promote qi and blood, benefit spleen and improve digestion, benefit lungs and promote better sleep.

INGREDIENTS: (2 Servings):

  • Hawthorn (shan zha)  山楂- 90gm
  • Chestnut - 90gm
  • Gingko (ying xing) 銀杏/白果 - 90gm
  • Pitted red dates (da zao) 大棗- 6
  • Honey - to taste

1.  Remove gingko shell and chestnut shell with nutcracker and put in boiling water for a few minutes. Retrieve and remove membrane. Cut gingko into halves and remove kernel in the middle.

2.   Rinse red dates and hawthorn.

3.   Put the four fruits in a plate and steam for 20 minutes.

4.  Heat a few drops of oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add honey and a cup of water.

5.  Add the four fruits and simmer until the content become sticky and serve. .


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