Tuesday, September 13, 2011

13 Sep 11 (Tue) - Osmanthus Jelly with Mango and Wolfberries (桂花糕)

Had a long, tiring but enjoyable weekend with four consecutive late nights and thought I can finally get some rest after work today. However, a colleague, NYP, who is pregnant came over this morning and asked if I could make osmanthus jelly for her coz she has craving for it. Well... It's rather rare to get food request from people in office and I got to admit, I was rather flattered by it.

So headed home after work, tended to my plants, took shower and started making the jelly. Was given mango today from the office coz it was fruits day so made use of it as well. Since I would be meeting SWT for lunch tomorrow and so decided to make a bowl of jelly for her too. Added the diced mango to the plastic container and to my two favourite glasses before adding the wolfberries.

Boiled the osmanthus flowers in water then added the jelly power and sugar. After the jelly solution was done, carefully poured them into the jelly mould, the plastic container and the two glasses.

Osmanthus Jelly with Mango and Wolfberries

2.5 tsp dried osmanthus flowers
10g konnyaku jelly power
210g sugar
950ml water
2 tsp wolfberries, soaked for 20min till puffy
1 mango, diced

1. Bring water to a boil in a pot, lower heat, add osmanthus flowers and simmer for roughly 2mins
2. Add konnyaku jelly powder and sugar. Stir until powder and sugar are fully dissolved then off the flame
3. Add diced mango, 2-4 wolfberries to each jelly mould, then pour the jelly solution to fill each mould
4. Let the jelly cool down a bit in room temperature and chill in fridge till the jelly is set

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