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Chinese Peach Buns by theresahelmer Chinese Peach Buns by theresahelmer
:bulletpink: 壽桃 - The Chinese are incredibly skilled at assigning deeper meanings to various symbols to represent a condition or energy. Among the myriad of symbols, the Chinese symbol(s) for longevity are widespread and quite intriguing. For example, would you ever think of a gourd to represent long life? In the Chinese culture it is, and is used in the art of Feng Shui extensively. A long, healthy, prosperous life is one of the most admirable and highest goals of humanity. It only makes sense that the Chinese along with so many other cultures would establish many symbols to represent the facets of longevity.

:bulletpink: Peach: The peach tree is a tremendous Chinese symbol for longevity as well as other auspicious attributes. Each element of the peach tree has significant meaning. The wood of the tree was said to ward off evil, and ancient warriors would craft weapons from the wood. Taoist magic was made with the petals of the peach blossoms - the effects were known to put men into an intense trance of love. It is said that the Peach plant of immortality located in the Kun Lun mountains would produce the fruit only once every 3,000 years. When this happened, the Eight Immortals would gather and eat of the magic fruit, assuring their immortality.

:bulletpink: The stuffing is made with lotus seeds, cooked with sugar then grind to paste.

:bulletpink: Please use YouTube as your reference if you are interested in making this peach bun. That's how i made this. I do not have time to write down a time-consuming recipe request. Be sure to use 壽桃 when perform searches.






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Animepiemeowth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
can I have a recipe please? I want to make this Hatsune Miku-06 (Smile)  
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Rainquaza Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing. Another reason for me to love peaches. <3
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annafuru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mmm! looks very soft and yummy!
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myanko92 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Wow, they really do look like peaches!  So cute!  I would love to try these sometime; I should make these!  Are lotus seeds easy to find in the stores where you live?  
It's amazing what a long history and how many uses peaches have!  It really makes you think.  :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Well, lotus seed paste can be purchased in fresh, dried or canned form. I preferred the dried (dehydrated) seeds because I can control how much sugar/sugar substitute I wish to add to the paste in the end. It is the same idea with the red bean paste, I'm sure you've seen all three versions in your local market.

You know what I love to make but I do not have a good recipe for (a lot researches were done as it were) - Japanese sponge cake or Japanese egg cake. By chance if you ever come across with arecipe locally, perhaps you could share it with me sometime down the road.



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myanko92 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Wow, that's amazing that you make your own.  That's a really great idea, cuz then you can get exactly what you want!  I really admire how you make everything from scratch.  :)  

Just to clarify, are you talking about castella?  I don't have a recipe right with me, but I have Japanese internet and have a Japanese keyboard function, so I was able to find some recipes.  Unfortunately, they're all in Japanese, and I'd need a little time to translate them.  ^^;  But I think that if you Google 'castella' you'll be able to find some recipes in English.  (I don't know what research you've made, so I'm sorry if I'm suggesting something that you've already done!)  I hope that helps!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Castella! Wow, thanks for the tip, I am unfamiliar with this word at all and YES that is exactly what I wanted to make for the longest time! I used to Google "Japanese sponge cake" "egg cake" "angel food cake" but they were not Castella...thanks so much

i can't wait to make some
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myanko92 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Oh, I'm so glad that that was what you were looking for!!  You're welcome!  I'm glad I could be of service.  ^v^  
Ooh, now I'm really excited to see the results!  I hope it comes out well.  :)  
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Whitelili123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so good!!! XD
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J311y-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow looks really pretty!! :iconhappyhunnysenpaiplz:
They must taste amazing! :iconkawaiidesuplz:
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