mandag den 29. juni 2009

can you kanten?

i don't think there's anything particularly wrong with our fridge except that it's dirty and the door squeaks. all that needs to be done is a quick greasing of the door hinges or maybe replacing the door, but we're getting an entirely new refrigerator delivered today. so everything needed to be taken out! luckily i already experimented with that odd agar agar powder yesterday and i don't think it melts at room temperature.



the weather was quite warm yesterday and this recipe for chilled orange jelly really hit the spot. strangely i didn't have any oranges so i used some grapefruit slices instead. better colour! also known as kanten, this agar agar powder startled me in two ways; first of all it hardens so fast and so much! by the time i had poured the boiling mixture into a mold and rinsed the pot, i looked back at the jelly and it was already starting to set. the second thing that surprised me was how filling this sweet treat was. the square you see was all i ate and i couldn't bring myself to eat dinner later on. crazy stuff. i look forward to experimenting with it more this summer. (:

9 kommentarer:

Rachel sagde ...

wow! that is a great picture... and I learned something new... I'm going to check out this recipe. :-)

the writer sagde ...

Agar agar is very popular in my country. They have the powder sold in small yellow paper pack and I remember my mom always have at least five different flavour stock in her kitchen.

mina sagde ...

it works so well! got some recipes for me? (:

the writer sagde ...

my sister and mom are the cook in my family not me LOL but I remember about her adding more water to the agar than it should be so it's softer than normal and also lots of milk and chocolate on the bottom :P and make it to somekind of brown and white milk pudding with pineapple inside :P

Joanne Choi sagde ...

oh...so pretty and yummy looking. My kids love the idea of jello (I don't let them eat it because it is chock full of nothing worthwhile) but this, this I could make for them!

Zom! sagde ...

Love Agar Agar! Gelatin freaks me out! Thanks for reminding me about the stuff...

Anonym sagde ...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

Anonym sagde ...

Hoe komt het dat je niet hoeft uw site worden weergegeven in mobiel formaat? Niet kunnen zien iets in mijn netbook.

mina sagde ...

hmm, how DO i make my blog mobile-friendly? good question. ^^;