Fruit Agar Agar

Fruit Jelly

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60

min

Preparation

10

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

3

Steps

6

Ingredients

A popular dessert in Southeast Asia, this is made with a vegetarian alternative to gelatin. Usually eaten as a snack at various functions, here’s a recipe to try at home

Let's start cooking!

Boil coconut milk and agar agar powder in a metal pot

Step 1- Prepare the coconut agar-agar

  • In a small pot, boil coconut milk, 5 g agar-agar powder, 1 Tbsp sugar, and100 ml water together. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat when mixture boils and immediately pour into 4-inch molds.
  • Lightly tap molds on a hard surface to remove bubbles and leave to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour until set.
    Not just to be eaten on its own, agar-agar can also be used to make an interesting jelly-like layer on cakes and other desserts
Add fruits to the mold with coconut agar agar

Step 2- Add fruit into the mold

  • Spoon fruit into molds.
Pour plain agar agar into the mold with coconut agar agar and fruits

Step 3 - Prepare the plain agar-agar

  • In a small pot, boil 10 g agar-agar powder, the rest of the sugar and water together. Stir constantly.
  • When mixture boils, remove from heat.
For more colorful desserts, add a few drops of food coloring with the water and mix well.
  • Pour agar-agar mixture into molds.
  • Lightly tap molds on a hard surface to remove bubbles and leave to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour until set.
Agar-agar comes in a few forms. 1 tsp powdered agar = 1 Tbsp agar flakes = â…“ cup agar strands (cut into 1 inch pieces) will set 350ml (1â…“ cup liquid [water, juice etc]) into a firm jelly.

Plate and Serve!

Agar agar served in a bowl

Cut into small pieces and arrange on a decorative plate. Eat with other nyonya kueh.

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