~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Berry Tea Konnyaku Jelly
I love experimenting with konnyaku jelly! Previously, i'd just follow the instructions on the packet and add the artificial flavouring and colouring and sugar.....but i had a big bottle of apple and currant juice leftover from a dinner once..and thought...maybe i could use it as the base...so i added the konnyaku powder to the juice in a pan and then heated it till boiling and then stirred it for 5 more minutes till the bubbles dissipated...(as per the instructions on the packet..) that batch turned out really well and the friends who tried it couldn't stop raving.
these ones in the picture are made with a base of cranberry, raspberry and strawberry tea...it's from lipton's herbal infusions range and i put the contents of the tea bags into the jelly as well..as i figured they were just bits of dried fruit and rosehip....the flavour was not as intense as i would have preferred but they're indefinitely better than the artificial stuff..i only used 2 teabags for 950ml of liquid...maybe i shld have used a couple more...and perhaps some fruit to zest it up...
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!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!