Friday, 20 March 2009
Nothing seems to pleasure my senses at the moment….but it is to be expected with my illness. However, thank god for small miracles, which in this instance, is this LONGAN drink. It is easy to make, refreshing and full of vitamin C. And the sugar helps to sustain your energy too when you are feeling weak. You can get dried LONGAN from most Oriental grocers in Canberra.
1 packet dried LONGAN (see my GLOSSARY post on LONGAN)
Sugar to taste (I used normal Palm (pale variety) and white sugar) – see my GLOSSARY post on PALM SUGAR)
Few slices of fresh ginger (optional)
1.5 to 2 litres water
Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a pot. Add in the longan (and ginger) and simmer gently until the dried longan has re-hydrated.
Check the sweetness and leave to cool before refrigerating.
NOTE: Dried Longan has a distinctive taste and differs from fresh or tinned LONGAN (see my GLOSSARY post on LONGAN).