Traditional Snack Taosu 传统休闲小吃桃酥

桃酥是一种中国南北皆宜的食品,以其干、酥、脆、甜的特点闻名,主要成分是面粉、鸡蛋等,含有碳水化合物、蛋白质、脂肪、维生素及钙、钾、磷等多种矿物质,食用方便,尤其得到老年人和孩子的喜爱。
Taosu is a snack popular in both northern and southern China. It is known for its dryness, crispness, brittleness and sweetness. The main ingredients are flour and egg. It contains carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and other mineral substances. It is a kind of fast food especially well received by the elderly and children.
过去,逢年过节,走亲访友,送上一包桃酥很是体面,一斤为一包,圆扁扁的一块块桃酥包成长方形,包时讲究里外三层,里层为晒干的荷叶,第二层为厚草纸,再用黄纸或白纸缚外,上面贴张印花,像是现在的商标,又酥又甜的桃酥馨香诱人。
In the past, a packet of taosu was a very decent gift when visiting a relative or a friend. A packet weighed half a kilo. Pieces of round and flat taosu were packaged into the shape of a cuboid. A packet usually had three wrappers — a sun-dried lotus leaf inside, thick straw paper in the middle, and yellow paper or white paper outside. A print was attached to the outside paper, just as it is today. The appetizing smell of crisp and sweet taosu was mouth-watering.

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