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Peach Buns by theresahelmer Peach Buns by theresahelmer
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.

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.

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

* 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.

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CherryPonyArtist Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww... I wish I didn't have my face swell up 3 times bigger than my face when I try and eat peaches! :'c
myanko92 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I've GOTTA get really good at cooking so I can make this.  This is inspiring.  You are amazing!  It really, really looks like an actual peach.  Wow.  I am so amazed.  (゜ロ゜)
khdani12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
i have eaten this but it had beanpaste in it i think :iconeweplz:
flashtail101 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
what does it taste like? :meow:
jaio1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I just died from looking at this.
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
CinnaBunnz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look so goood...
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
CinnaBunnz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the badge! :3
ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Oh waaaah this looks delicious!!
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