Sunday, 28 August 2011

Rainbow jelly - a recipe

I watched masterchef last weekend and was suddenly inspired to make agar-agar. So, I made this rainbow jelly last Sunday.

I don't normally cook with colors. Seriously. If you look through my previous entries, you will be able to see that the colors that I used to decorate my cakes were limited.

I had fun playing with these colors so lets just hope that I will continue not to be afraid to use colors in the future.

Rainbow jelly - ingredients:
10 g agar-agar powder
800 ml plain water
200 ml coconut milk
200 g sugar
A pinch of salt
food colorings

Cook 5g of agar-agar powder with 500 ml of water &100 g of sugar. Once cooked, put aside.

Cook the balance (5g) of agar-agar powder with 300 ml of water and 100 g of sugar. Once all the sugar had dissolved, mix in the coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Once boiled, put aside.

Now, the fun part. 

Pour 150 ml of the 1st mixture into a bowl and mix with a color of choice. Then pour into the jelly mould (or any container big enough to hold about 1200 ml of liquid). Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes until the jelly hardened. 

Using a fork, make some light lines on the jelly, this step is crucial our else the jellies won't stick to one another. Then pour 150 ml of the 2nd mixture.

Repeat with the 1st mixture (and a different color every time) and the 2nd mixture (without adding any color). Let cool in the fridge and enjoy.

Coconut milk and agar-agar powder (but I used clear version  and not the one with coloring) 

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