Monday, July 18, 2011

18 Jul 11 (Mon) - Honeydew Flavour Konnyaku Jelly

Went to Phoon Huat yesterday with my sis, brother-in-law and his father coz my brother-in-law wanted to buy a breadmaker. It was my first time into Phoon Huat and it was really a baker's wonderland. They are very well stock with everything that is needed in baking, cake decorating, bubble tea making, jelly making and so on. My brother-in-law bought the Red Man breadmaker for S$130 and a few packets of bread premix while I bought a yogurt maker for S$35 and a packet of yogurt premix. Remembered that I have a movie appointment on Tuesday and decided to make konnyaku jelly for SWT and myself. Phoon Huat sells konnyaku flavouring such as kiwi, mango, peach, blueberry, honeydew and so on. Bought a bottle of honeydew flavouring before heading back.

Brought all my stuff home and after showering, started making the jelly. Followed the instructions behind the konnyaku jelly powder packet, half-filled the containers and moulds with the liquid jelly before putting coloring into the remaining half that was still in the pot. Wanted to mix a purple color but my hand wasn't steady enough and ended up pouring more red than needed. So in the end, I had a vivid red color liquid jelly. Poured the red liquid jelly into the containers and moulds to fill them up but the first layer still wasn't firm enough so the red liquid jelly went through it. Instead of having a distinct two layers, the two colors ended up swirled together.

Left them to cool and continued to make the strawberry flavour yogurt with my new yogurt maker. Followed the instructions given by the lady who sold the maker and hope for the best. I can only see the results of the yogurt tomorrow morning coz it takes 10 hours to set.

Food Colorings and Flavouring
Honeydew Flavour Konnyaku Jelly

10g konnyaku jelly power
210g sugar
950ml water
1/2 tsp honeydew flavouring
a few drops of red food coloring

1.  Mix the konnyaku jelly powder and sugar in a bowl
2.  Boil water in a pot, add the konnyaku jelly powder and sugar mixture slowly into the water, stirring all the time
3.  After the powder and sugar are fully dissolved, off the flame
4.  Pour the jelly solution to half-fill each mould
5.  Add the red food coloring to the balance of the jelly solution and mix well
6.  Pour the red jelly solution to fill up the mould
7.  Let the jelly cool down to room temperature and chill in fridge till the jelly is set

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