Thursday, March 26, 2009

Coffee and Coconut Milk Jelly (Agar-Agar)

Agar agar or jelly is a refreshing dessert to end a perfect meal. This time I did a coffee and coconut flavor but you can add any flavor or color you like. I know it takes a bit of time to do it layer by layer but the end result is beautiful. Who can resist a dessert like that ;) You can read more about agar-agar at Wikipedia

Ingredients for coffee layer :

2 tbsp of agar agar powder
1 tbsp of instant coffee + 2 tbsp of warm water
1/2 cup of sugar
5 cups of water

White layer :

1 tbsp of agar agar powder
1 1/2 cup of water
1 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp of salt

1. Mix the instant coffee with warm water and set aside.
2. For the coffee layer mix agar-agar powder with water bring to the boil over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir continuously until all the agar-agar dissolves, then add sugar Continue boiling until the sugar, add mixed coffee, stir well, and then turn the heat to the lowest.
3. For the coconut cream layer mix water and agar-agar powder together, bring to the boil over medium heat. Boil until the agar-agar dissolves, and then add coconut milk, sugar and salt together. Stir regularly to prevent the coconut cream separating. Being to slow boil until the mixture dissolve completely, turn down the heat to the lowest.
4. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoonful of the coffee mixture into each mold, leave to set. Scratch the surface lightly with a fork and then spoon the same amount of the coconut mixture over and leave to set. Continue with this process until each mold is full. Leave to completely cool before remove from the mold.

Similar desserts : Rainbow Jelly , Sago Pearl Pudding

Note : Since the layer is so thin it will set in 2-3 minutes.


Christelle said...

oh my god these are goooorgeous!!! :))

Tricia said...

They're beautiful! Nice job!

Rob Timko said...

do you leave them set in the fridge? also,looks like you used cupcake cups, did you have trouble releasing from the mold? Last question, low long does it take for a layer to set?

Thanks!! These look awesome.

Bits said...

This is beautifully done! You are such talented.

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you.

Tricia, thank you.

Rob, thanks for stopping by. My kitchen was pretty cold so I let it set on the counter. What ever mould you are using make sure you wet it first and you will have no trouble releasing it. The layers took about 2-3 min to set.

Food for tots, thank you.

Jun said...

Gert..i sure like this one..sedap makan sejuk2...kalau i dekat dgn u...mmg x malu bawak pinggan ni..hahhaa

Zue Murphy said...

This is so pretty. I could eat the whole plate. Slurp!

The Food Librarian said...

So pretty! I love coffee jello and this combo with coconut milk sounds fantastic!! It's so pretty.

Dori said...

I have to bookmark and try this, they look so cute :)

Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious - will have to try it!

Anonymous said...

Gert, which brand of agar agar powder do you use? You agar agar looks so yummy leh!!

Rate This Recipe said...

Did you take this picture yourself?

The picture looks really good.

Beachlover said...

you're expert with layer cake and agar-agar!! I still didn't have the urge to make anything layer yet!!.Maybe I will try your beautiful rainbow jelly first! thanks for sharing:P

Anonymous said...

It's been a long time since I have tasted agar agar.. Yours are soooo pretty!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

So pretty! I have a similar mold too given to me by my mom.

Cat Cat said...

They are so pretty... Too bad my two girls don't like agar-agar... They are not a big fan of jelly.. Me? I can finish the whole plate in 2 minutes...

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I've never tried agar-agar (that I know of)...

Elin Chia said...

You did a marvelous job on this jelly. I can't get such nice layers :) Well done and I wish you were my neighbour:))) I am sure I get to eat all haha

tigerfish said...

Looks very pretty :)

ICook4Fun said...

Jun, kalau you tinggal dekat I pun pergi makan kat rumah you :)

Zue, thank you.

Food Librarian, thank you.

Meeso, can't wait to see yours :)

Miss Tish, thank you.

Valerie, thank you. The brand I used is 'Telephone Brand' in white packaging.

Rate This Recipe, yes I took all the pictures myself.

Lesley, actually it's not that difficult once you get the hang of it :)

Leemei, thank you. Come over and I can share some with you :)

LCOM, thank you. Those are the moulds bought from Malaysia :)

Cat, thank you. Funny yea your kids. Normally kids like jello :)

Ashley, maybe you can make some for yourself :)

Elin, I wish we are neigbhor too then we can share some of our cooking and baking :)

Tigerfish, thank you.

Anonymous said...

These agar agar are so delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed every bite. So firm and "crunchy" and love the full coffee flavour. Thanks so much for bringing some over and the other goodies too.
Hope to meet up with you soon.

Food For Tots said...

Wow! Your agar-agar look fantastic! I am sure it will be a great hit for my son. Will try it out soon!

Debbie said...

How beautiful. I have never had that before.

Tangled Noodle said...

These look gorgeous! I've only made gelatin from mixes but I recently bought some agar-agar; now I have a recipe to go with it!

Kana said...

Have to get those adorable molds the next time I go home. Cute little jellies!

ICook4Fun said...

SC, you are most welcome. Hope to see you soon.

Food for tots, I am sure you son will like it.

Debbie, thank you.

Tangled Noodle, thanks for stopping by.

Maya, yea you can get it from the baking supply stores :)

Big Boys Oven said...

oh you and auntie Lily so bad one lar, make my eye drool and my saliva drippiing after seen all this beautiful delicioous jellies! yum yum!

Anonymous said...

How many does this make? They look gorgeouse by the way!

Unknown said...

oh.. you are very creative. I love your blog.