agar agar or china grass. Agar agar is derived from a red algae. Agar means jelly in Malay( Malaysian language). This is something which is very popularly used in Asian countries for desserts. There are so many flavours you can introduce to this agar agar like coconut milk, different fruity flavours, chocolate, almonds and other nuts. You can also just make with water and sugar, pour it in different jelly mould to attract your kids.
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Cooking Time: 20 minutes
To set: Takes about 1 to 2 hours
Agar agar- 2 tbsp of strands
Milk- 1/2 litre
Sugar- 4 tbsp( adjust according to your taste)
Pureed Blueberries or blackberries- 3 tbsp
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
For the sauce:
Fresh Blueberries or blackberries- 100 g
Maple syrup- 2 tbsp
To puree the blueberries, take some fresh blueberries or blackberries, wash well and puree it in a blender by adding little water and set it aside.
Then mix the agar agar and milk in a pan, bring to boil in a medium heat. Keep stirring continously so that it doesn't burn at the bottom.
When the agar agar looks completely dissolved in the milk, add the sugar and stir well. When the sugar gets dissolved, add the extract and switch it off from flame. Let it cool down for a while about 10 minutes.
Then add the pureed blackberries and mix well. Pour the mixture in a individual serving dish and let it set down or pour it in a big square dish, let it set and cut it into squares.
To make the sauce:
Add the fresh blueberries and maple syrup in a pan, heat it in a medium to low heat. Stir every now and then, once the fruit looks softened and mashed take it off from heat.
Just before serving, pour the sauce on top of the pudding and serve.
This recipe goes to Healing Foods : Agar Agar hosted by Kitchen Samraj started by Siri's corner.To my own event Any One Can Cook , Only Festive event hosted by Khaugiri started by Pari, CFK : Festive Food hosted by Veggie Platter started by Sharmi.