Mứt hạt sen (candied lotus seed). Photo credit: webkheotay.com
Soak dried lotus seeds in water for several hours so that they enlarge and become tender.
Bring the seeds to a boil then simmer until they are soft. Then rinse the seeds and allow them to cool.
Put an equal amount of sugar into a pan, and add half a bowl of water. Stir constantly to let the sugar dissolve. Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens and turns syrupy.
Add the lotus seeds, stir gently, and add a few drops of grapefruit flower extract for more fragrance.
Use a spoon to keep pouring the syrup over the seeds until they are evenly coated with the syrup and become translucent. Then put them on a tray and allow them to cool.
The delicious candy is now ready to eat.
Source: thanhniennews.com (Feb. 7, 2015