I have been rather down since last weekend. It's kind of unusual for my bubbly character, which make me talking (& nagging) all the time ! I thought a lot about things happening around me recently - being betrayed by a so called close friend few months back. I still can't get over it & hubby thinks I'm silly to be upset over it ! I also thought about nasty words/things being said/done to me over the past year (you know how I feel, Terri !)
Oh, I'm drifting away from my post today, I'm supposed to be talking about loquats.......
This bunch of loquats (批杷） was from a friend, all the way from Taiwan. These fruits survived well. My friend gave them to me more than a week ago & I wasn't in the mood to think what to do with them. As these loquats were harvested while still immature, they were not very sweet, in fact, they were rather bland.
After a search with Google, I found many ways with loquats. They can be made into jam, jelly, chutney, or even pies or tarts. I don't have enough loquats for these delicacies, so I decided on a sweet soup - double boiling.
250g peeled & halved loquats, 6 cups of boiling water, 1 teaspoon dried osmanthus flowers (桂花) & rock sugar to taste are all it takes for this sweet soup. I placed all the ingredients in a ceramic pot, in a larger pot, steamed for 3 hours. I think this sweet soup is best served chilled.