Homemade Longan Red Dates Red Bean Paste 桂圆龙眼红豆泥

Anyone still remember that I did mention about the Chinese red dates & longan red bean paste on my last year mooncake menu,  recipe here ???? So, this year I finally decided to make one batch red bean paste with the specialty mixture. Hopefully, it turns out as I expected. Unlike the common red bean paste which is smooth & shinny, I cut down the cooking oil and make it more chunky instead. So, here's what I did.

(*To my dear readers, I have left out step (4) earlier. Kindly take note of the process method once more. Thank you so much.)
Ingredients :
500gm   red beans, soaked for 2 hours
100gm  sugar
1/2 cup  cooking oil
Longan red dates paste one recipe

Method :
(1) wash & drain red bean then bring it to boil over high heat, let to cook for about 30 minutes or till soft. Test the beans by pressing a few before switching off the heat, if its not ready, then continue boiling till red beans reached the texture as desired.

(2)  when done, drain the beans and press to mashed them with a gadget.

(3)  after the beans became cool, try to press & knead with hands if possible. By this way, you'll be able to get a nice chunky smooth red bean paste instead of the shinny silky smooth paste.
(4)  preheat a non-stick pan with  cooking oil then cook the red bean paste over medium heat till paste became glued together into one piece.

(5) now, add in the longan sweet dates paste and continue kneading till everything is well cooperated.

And the bean paste is all ready for further process. You can either use it in you baked buns, pastry, mooncakes or even dumplings. Hope you will like it !

Longan Red Date Snow Skin Mooncake @ 七星伴月桂圆红枣冰皮月饼  

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