When I go to Nanjing on business, I like to visit Confucius Temple, take photos by the Qinhuai River and eat local snacks. Among them, there is a snack called osmanthus red bean small lantern festival. The sweet and glutinous food is very delicious, but a small bowl is very expensive. A local friend taught me how to make it. I tried to make it when I went home. I feel like I can eat it outside. The key is osmanthus and Lantern Festival. I can put as much as I want. Hehe, I can eat this delicious snack at home in the future!


100g red beans
50g glutinous rice flour
5g osmanthus
20G lotus root powder
Proper amount of sugar


Step 1
Wash the red beans and soak them for 2 hours.

Step 2
Pour into the rice cooker. (both a boiler and a pressure cooker can be used)

Step 3
Add an appropriate amount of water.

Step 4
Cook until the red beans are soft and rotten. Put them aside first.

Step 5
Prepare 50g glutinous rice flour.

Step 6
Knead the dough with warm water.

Step 7
Rub it into a small lantern festival slightly larger than soybeans.

Step 8
Mix lotus root powder into juice with a small amount of cold boiled water, and prepare dry osmanthus.

Step 9
In order to control the heat, pour the red bean soup into the boiler and cook it with gas. After boiling over the high fire, pour it into the small yuanxiao.

Step 10
Stir a few times with a spoon to push the little Yuanxiao to rotate to prevent sticking to the pot.

Step 11
Cook until the small lantern is buoyant, pour the lotus root juice in advance and stir it with a spoon.

Step 12
Stir until the soup is thick, turn off the fire, pour in dry osmanthus, stir evenly, and then put it in a bowl to eat.