Even though we don't have summer in Malaysia..or should I say we have summer 12 months of the year..Whatever..I just want to say...now, it's the time everyone craving for some cool refreshment, I am going to share with you on of my family favorite dessert for hot day...Konnyaku jelly!!!
A short introduction to those who is new to this item. Konnyaku is a natural food made from a type of mountain potato mixed with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide extracted from eggshells.
It's a traditional Japanese health food and has been consumed for over 2000 years. It is used widely in Japanese cuisine as well as substitute for gelatin in making jelly dessert. And ONE MOST IMPORTANT POINT...IT IS IDIOT PROOF FOR SOMEONE WHO NOT REALLY A GOOD COOK IN ANYTHING LIKE ME!!!
I prefer Konnyaku Jelly than normal jelly because it have more chewy effect.
So, let's get started:-
1. Fruits - any sort of fresh fruit of your choice..but preferably the ones that are soft to chew with the jelly, I like to choose colorful ones to mixed so the effect after finished will look pretty and also try to combine some sour fruit with sweet one (such as grape and kiwi, Longan and peach, sea coconut with orange, strawberry with Lychee...)
In this one, I use
|Peach (sweet n slight sour)|
3. Ice cube moulds ( you can use the normal konnyaku jelly moulds with more fun shapes..I prefer this ice moulds because it can stake easily and save up space when place in the fridge)
4. Some Sugar
Well, as I said earlier... this is a idiot proof recipe...some the jelly power packaging come together with a very clear step by step instruction with PICTURES!
Cut and arrange the fruits on the mould.
Boil the water 1 litre for 10g of jelly powder
While waiting for the water to boil, mixed the jelly powder with the sugar, it's recommend 250g for 1 litre water...but I reduce it to 100g because I am using the canned Longan and peaches which already been sweetened...Remember to mix REALLY well, if not it will form gel blobs which will be impossible to melt!
Add in the mixture of sugar and jelly powder into the boiling water, scoop by scoop...make sure the jelly powder dissolve completely before you add in the next scoop.
Pour in the mixture into the moulds. Only half full on the first round, so that let the mixture 'fix' the position of the fruits and then fill up the moulds on the second round. If you fill the moulds full at once, the fruits you arrange earlier may all float up and you will lost the pattern you want when the jelly is ready.
Let it cool off and keep in the fridge for few hours.
Ready to serve and enjoy.
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