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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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:iconcherryponyartist:
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
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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゜)
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khdani12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
i have eaten this but it had beanpaste in it i think :iconeweplz:
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:iconflashtail101:
flashtail101 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
what does it taste like? :meow:
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:iconjaio1:
jaio1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I just died from looking at this.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
lol
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:iconcinnabunnz:
CinnaBunnz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look so goood...
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcinnabunnz:
CinnaBunnz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np~
thanks for the badge! :3
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ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Oh waaaah this looks delicious!!
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to look up how to make these about three years ago... Searching 'Peach Buns' wasn't the best way to word it I guess. x.x I gave up. Now I know I can find a how to on youtube. :D Thank you.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
np
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:iconnightmare103:
nightmare103 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
could you post up the recipe on how to make these little beauties?
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:iconkeidream:
keidream Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
These look so lovely and delicious! Your description of them is very nice, too - thank you for including it. Now I really want to make these.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Looove it!
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:iconboomagoo:
Boomagoo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it almost looks like cake inside. how did the color change?
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
which color? the inside stuffing color?
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:iconboomagoo:
Boomagoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes but not the stuffing
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wilton food coloring
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:iconboomagoo:
Boomagoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh
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Viaot Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so beautiful! I've been taking a Mandarin class at school for three years and our teacher always tells us about the culture and the delicious food. The dishes you prepare are a work of art (很漂亮!!!) and represent talent, I don't see how people on an art site can compare these to the female genitalia (so rude). I can't wait to see more from you! c:
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
非常感謝你。我很高興你會說(很漂亮!!)

Now, with the unfortunate comment, i felt strongly to stand up to the culture i grew up in, for anyone to make fun of it (even when just a careless comment) clearly gave no thoughts/respect. A piece of my mind was mandatory.
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:iconviaot:
Viaot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

没关系!c:
That's completely understandable, I would have done the same. Although I'm not Chinese, it bothers me more when others insult the culture or the people of China more than when they insult my own. It's funny how learning the language and a tidbit of the culture can make a person feel that way.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
i can't believe you can write the language so well, great job!
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:iconmholyman:
mholyman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Looks like a beautiful vagina. Surprised nobody commented on its inherent eroticism.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
great job, way to ruin/disrespect a culture that you do not know anything of, comparing it as a vagina, makes you a grand one fucking asshole.

these buns are served always with respect to elders (your grandmother for example) in the country i grew up in, whatever your instant reaction was, should never have to left your small brain. no, i do not know you, i only can judge you by the disrespect words you used here
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Plaid-F Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! And look miiiighty delicious! :hooray: I will definitely be trying one! :iconyummyplz:
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Pikachu-girl-19 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that looks delicious! i wish i could try peach buns :D
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not sure where do you live, but you can manage to get yourself to an Asian bakery, chances are they might sell them there
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy!! :)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much
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:icontgiba:
TGIBA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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CuteBlaisy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hhm yum~! I'm Chinese and i always had the same buns but it was shaped like a bunny.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
now you have learned something new
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:iconkittykat2583:
KittyKat2583 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember these! These were my childhood along with other Chinese foods that I fail at typing the pinyin for! I need to make these nao! =^•^=
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VictorSeven Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Seems so delicious~ :3
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconprechoco:
prechoco Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Soooo cool!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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Nicholosity Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
looks like a but crack
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
you mean butt crack? Great job, way to insult a culture that you do not know anything about
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:iconpankoala:
Pankoala Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
OH-MY-GOD. That looks soooo yummy :C
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconsjob:
Sjob Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This reminds me of an episode in House of Cards ;) haha
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:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :) BUT WHAT IS THIS?
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:iconradillacviii:
RadillacVIII Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The left piccy sure looks like something else :B
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
oh well...
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot T, i love peaches!!
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:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn those look devine
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