How it's done? First, soak the beans in water overnight. Here, I used 2 cups of beans so I added about 4-5 water in a bowl. I noticed the beans' shell wrinkled a bit after few hours and I thought they will peel off but it kept it's smooth texture. The beans will expand more so the next day, drain and rinse the beans. Transfer to the steamer pan (with water already boiling) and steam for 45 minutes then set aside.
In a deep pan or wok, stir together water and sugar and dissolve sugar over high-medium heat. Add the steamed beans and cook for about 75-90 minutes over low heat. Yes that's how long you will simmer these beans. Let rest in the pan with syrup for about 10-15 minutes.
You want to make sure the beans are soft enough. You can try one piece and check the texture. If the other ones start to pull from its' shell, then it's ready. If you remove it too early, your finished product's texture will be a bit hard and you might not enjoy these candied beans. If you see my photo below, the texture is perfect it is soft but not mushy.
Next, place paper towels over wire rack. Using a sieve or strainer, transfer the beans. This will help drain excess syrup. Spread the beans and let it dry and cool completely. Once dry you can now coat them with powdered or icing sugar. You can use a sieve for even coating.
I hope these tips help you successfully make this delicious treat. If you have questions or have tried this recipe, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. You can also connect with me on my social media platforms and share your photo with me. Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube links are provided below. Enjoy!
Candied White Beans Recipe
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