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Bing Tanghulu by Xiaolin Yuan

BALTIMORE, Maryland, US

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From MICA—Illustrating the Edible.

The recipe I chose is the recipe of Bing Tanghulu, a traditional Chinese treat similar to British toffee apples. It is made by hawthorns with rock sugar. I chose to illustrate a recipe for this food because it reminds me of my childhood in the winter in China. I remember begging my mom to buy one for me when I was little, and I would be happy for the whole day if I got one. I believe all people from Northern China have similar memory as I have since it is one of the most popular treats in the winter. The recipe is very simple, the only ingredients it needs are hawthorns or whatever kinds of fruits you like (my favorite is strawberry), rock sugar and bamboo sticks.