Poached Taro with Coconut Cream

    This popular Thai dessert is taro poached in a sugar syrup until very soft then served with a salty coconut cream.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 500g taro
    • 300g white sugar
    • 3 cups (750ml) water
    • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Peel and cut the taro root into 1.5cm-2cm chunks then rinse in cold water.
    2. Mix the sugar and the water in a wok and gently heat. When the sugar is dissolved add the taro and cook until the taro is soft and syrupy. The taro should have a reddish colour. Remove from the heat and place in a serving dish.
    3. In a separate saucepan mix the coconut cream and salt then heat gently. Do not boil.
    4. Drizzle the coconut cream over the taro root and serve.
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