winter is my favourite time of year, especially when i jump into my woollies and snuggle up by the fire. but no matter how many mugs of hot cocoa you warm your fingers with, winter some how still manages to suck out all the luscious juice from you, leaving your hands and feet looking like a dry prune.

worry not! this almond milk made with white fungus and egg white will nourish you from within.

20111114-205853.jpgwintry almond milk

200g    sweet almond / apricot kernels
20g    bitter almond /apricot kernels
80g    rice
100g    rock sugar
6 cups    water
2    egg white
a handful    white fungus

  1. soak sweet and bitter almonds and rice the night before, and the white fungus half an hour before cooking.
  2. whiz up the almond-rice mixture with the water in a blender in batches and repeat the process a couple of times or til the almond-rice is ultra fine.
  3. then using a muslin bag, strain it into a heavy duty pot.
  4. add the soaked white fungus and bring it to a boil over a medium-high heat (keep stirring).
  5. add the rock sugar and keep stirring til all the sugar has melted.
  6. add the egg whites, give it a final stir, pop the lid on, remove from heat and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
  7. voila! dish it out into bowls and eat up!

20111114-205919.jpgwhiz it up.

20111114-205902.jpggive it a good squeeze.

20111114-205911.jpgbring it to the boil.

20111114-205933.jpgdig in !