Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Seaweed Jelly


2 ounces dry seaweed agar
2 cups sugar
2 medium or 1 1/2 pounds grated coconut


Soak agar in water 2 hours ahead to swell.

Grate coconuts. Put grated coconut into a clean wet cloth and squeeze pure cream from it. Keep this pure cream separately. Extract pure coconut milk. (Or buy it from super market.)

Clean the swelled agar. Measure it by cupfuls. Strain diluted coco-nut into cooking pot, adding water till there are twice as many cups as agar. Add sugar and agar and boil till all agar is dissolved.

Set aside about 1/4 of this in a bowl. Add drops of coloring to the remaining mixture and stir them in. Add half coconut cream and pour into shallow dish large enough to fill up to 1 1/2 inches thick only. Let cool.

Reheat the 1/4 set aside. Combine with rest of coconut cream and pour onto earlier jelly. Let set well and cut in diamonds.

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