Red Ruby Chestnut
Red Ruby Chestnut
Get this quick and easy dessert by Nik Michael Imran from Cooking For Love.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Boiling
  • Preparation Time 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Yield 3 servings
As seen on Cooking for Love
Ingredients
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup Water Chestnut
  • 1 cap Red Coloring
  • ½ cup Tapioca flour
  • 1 bowl Iced water
  • Coconut syrup:
  • ¼ cup Coconut water
  • ⅓ cup Coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • 2 - 3 Pandan leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • To serve:
  • Ice shavings
  • 2 - 3 Jackfruit, cut into strips
  • Coconut shell
Method
  1. Boil a pot of water
  2. Prepare a bowl of ice bath
  3. Peel water chestnuts and cut into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, mix red food coloring with diced chestnuts until evenly colored. Use gloves!
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, coat colored water chestnuts with tapioca flour evenly and then get rid of excess flour in a colander or strainer
  5. Boil chestnuts in a pot until it floats and turns translucent. This will take approximately 2 minutes. Strain the chestnuts and immediately dump into bowl of ice water. Give it a stir so that it doesn’t stick
  6. Prepare coconut syrup by boiling coconut water, coconut milk, sugar, a pinch of salt and knotted pandan leaf. Once water is brought to a boil, immediately turn heat to low and leave to simmer for approximately 5 minutes
  7. Remove syrup from the heat and allow to cool completely before serving with ice shavings, water chestnuts and strips of jackfruit in a hollow coconut shell

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