Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Cute Dessert for the Children - My Experiment of the Layered Jelly

My children like jellies, I guess it's a children's thing.

The boy only likes the fruity ones, but the girls like everything sweet...  It's an experiment anyway, because I finally bought some Agar Agar from the Asian grocery shop and was keen to try out the result...

Coconut Red Beans & Lemonade Jellies

Red Bean Layer:

½ cup red beans
350g water
½ cup brown sugar
1.5 tsp powder gelatin

Slow cook red beans with water till beans double in size and become pale and soft, add in sugar and cook to melt. Turn off heat, add in powder gelatin.
Wait till a bit cooler, put in mould, and put in fridge to set.

Coconut Layer:

1 x 400ml can coconut milk
100ml full cream
10g agar agar
1/3 cup white sugar

Slowly cook everything till all agar agar melt (instead of powder agar agar, I’m using leaf agar agar, taking a bit longer to melt).
Cool slightly – agar agar setting point is high, so have to work quickly before it sets – and add to the moulds where red bean paste is, back to fridge.

Lemonade Layer:

2 lemons
500ml water
200g white sugar
3 tsp powder gelatin

Juice lemons, add juice to water and sugar and boil to melt.
Sift into the jug where the gelatin is and stir well to mix.
Cool, and pour over coconut layer and back into the fridge to set over night.
I used silicon muffin tray as moulds, and this will give me 12 jellies.

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