Borlotti beans (花豆) Soup & Activity for Tot

Every time when I go to the market, I cannot resist the temptation to take a few close-up looks at these beautiful borlotti/ cranberry beans. But I didn’t buy any because I had no clue on how to cook it.

Only recently, 2-3 months ago, my mum started to cook them for us when we are there for dinner every Sunday and I really find the soup very tasty.

Her recipe is really simple.

Ingredients:
100g to 150g of  borlotti/ cranberry beans
Can either use Pork rib or chicken bone. It taste as nice.
2 Large Carrot, 2 Large Potato, 10-15 red dates.
1500ml water

Seasonings:
Salt to taste

Methods:

  1. Blanch Pork rib or chicken bone in boiling water for a short while. Dish and set aside.
  2. Steam the bean till soft. (I never steam them. I throw everything inside. Lazy.)
  3. Bring water to boil. Put all ingredients inside. Bring the water to boiling again and switch to low fire.
  4. Boil for 2 hours. Turn off the heat. Salt to taste and serve.

P/S: I cook them today but forgotten to take picture.

Besides the soup, I find Borlotti Bean could keep Yvette real busy too. I will normally buy those beans with skin so that I can get Yvette practice her peeling skill. So (yes, I love it so much now and I cook every week.) after the market trip, I will get Yvette to help me in the kitchen. And this can keep her very occupied for half an hour without me supervising her!

She peels.

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She scoops.

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She counts. (She will count number of beans she could scoop up each time.)

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Do try and let me know your experience and whether the soup suit your taste!

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