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Michelin star chef recreates traditional Chinese dessert

Relish in the summer months with an Oriental inspired dish from Michelin starred Chef Glynn Purnell, a delicious way to enjoy the summer bank holiday. A traditional Chinese dessert created to share with family, Tang Yuan is thought to represent unity and togetherness. The traditional sweet dish is a perfect addition to the bank holiday celebrations with family and friends this summer.

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Glynn Purnell recreates Chinese dessert Tang Yuan.



Serves 2
For the Tang Yuan
140g glutinous rice flour
1 tsp muscavado sugar
1 tsp grated ginger
A pinch of chilli powder
1 tsp food colouring (optional)
1 tbsp peanut butter
100ml water

For the sweet stock
700ml water
115g brown sugar
2 star anise
1 stick of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp chopped coriander


1. Mix together all of the ingredients to make a paste and then shape into 2 cm balls.
2. Bring 100ml water to the boil and blanch the balls for 2 minutes.
3. To make the sweet stock, heat 700ml water in a pan and add the sugar, star anise, cinnamon and bay leaf and boil.

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