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Almond Tea Recipe (酥皮杏仁茶)


Almond Tea Recipe (酥皮杏仁茶)

2 servings


5 tablespoons sweetened almond powder
1 teaspoon honey
10 ginkgo nuts (canned)
1 cup water
1 puff pastry sheet (thawed and cut into two 4.5 in. x 4.5 in. squares)


Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.

Bring one cup of water to boil and add in the almond powder, ginkgo nuts, and honey. Stir well and set aside.

Transfer equal portion of the boiled almond tea into two regular soufflé dishes. Top the soufflé dishes with the puff pastry squares. Stretch the puff pastry square to cover the dish opening tight.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the puff pastry turns golden brown. Serve hot.

Cook’s Notes:

You can get both almond powder and canned ginkgo nuts at Asian food stores.
Fresh ginkgo nuts (pictured above) can be used. Use a nut cracker to crack the shell, then remove the skin and soak the ginkgo nuts in water for a few hours (to soften them) before use.

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20 COMMENTS... read them below or add one


    hi rasa, what a clever and delicious recipe. i lobe the idea it sounds wonderful. so the tea has nuts in it? do you chew them while you drink it or leave them behind? or do they dissolve somehow. pardon, my ignorance ;)

  2. Kenny Mah

    It’s actually kinda cold right now in Malaysia with the usual year-end rainy season… so this recipe will fit in just as nicely in tropical climes when the weather turns slightly, uhm, icier? :)

  3. Manggy

    On the other hand, it’s steaming hot in Manila today (maybe cos I’ve been baking all day..)! I need a cold break! (Perfect for making pastry, haha)

  4. Dhanggit

    we are both tropical i understand perfectly your point of view ..i hate cold weather too..but i guess i wont mind so much chilly weather if i have this baked almond tea with puff pastry to accompany me by :-)

  5. cindy

    It looks so lovely and tasty. This is going to go on my must try list.

    One question, does this have to use the sweetened almond powder (the one that comes in the pink can from Hong Kong)? Or can I use the non-sweetened kind where it is just almond powder and compensate with extra sugar?

  6. daphne

    nice! It’s getting too warm in Perth though! will keep this in mind for the weird cold blasts that we sometimes have in the middle of summer!

  7. Piggy

    Didn’t know that almond tea can be served with puff pastry. Looks great, but I might try a different combination since I don’t take food with almond flavor. ;-)

  8. Cindy. Lo.

    You know?
    Everytime after my snowboarding trip, the only choice I had is hot chocolate.
    It’ll be very nice if I have have your baked almond tea with puff pastry instead.
    Very very nice.

  9. Anonymous

    Sounds utterly delightful and while it may be described as simple, you make it seem very sophisticated and delicate! Mmm…would make a nice end to a Chinese themed dinner :)


  10. Amanda

    Baked almond tea with puff pastry sounds good to have when its cold. Im bookmarking your baked almond tea with puff pastry recipe.

  11. pixen

    I missed the stall that sells Hin Jin Thng at Kimberly St- the one in front of a joss-sticks shop and few meters away from the well known Charcoal Char Koay Teow ( in front corner of a kopitiam). You’re right is great to have almond tea in Winter!I can’t find bitter almond/apricot kernels in Europe :-( so can’t make fresh tea… my luggage was too heavy carrying all the ‘food’ :-D

  12. Piseth Ren

    Dear Rasamalaysia

    When i found ur wed i feel comfortable with ur recipe . Now i try to find alot of Yau Char Kway recipe but can not reach, Just now i found it in ur web but no recipe just only pic, i hope you will post it soon . Because i really want it .

    Thanks in advanced

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