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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cream Cheese Blueberry Agar Agar
Ingredients: 300 ml water 1.5 tbs sugar 1 tbsp agar agar powder 70 g blueberry filling (I used a blueberry fruit spread) 125g cream cheese, softened.
(Original recipe was 200ml water with 150ml thick coconut milk and 50g cream cheese)
1. Boil all the ingredients together until agar agar dissovles. Blend if necessary. 2. Pour into molds and leave to set in the fridge. 3. Serve chilled
Comments: This recipe is actually Aunty Yochana's. (Hmmm..but i can't find the recipe on her blog anymore..) I made a few modifications to it...hers had three layers, chocolate, pandan and blueberry!! I didn't have any coconut milk...so i increased the quantity of cream cheese and water. It came out pretty nice and i was surprised at how easy it is to use agar agar powder...it's the vegetarian substitute for gelatin and smells so much better and has a slightly firmer texture..agar agar is made from seaweed and the name 'agar agar' means 'jelly' in Malay... will try making almond jelly next time...which is essentially agar agar powder with sugar, milk and almond essence.. :) Oh and this recipe is not very sweet..so taste after boiling and decide if you wanna add more sugar...
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
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