Agar-agar jelly is kids’ favourite dessert, it is also a must-have dessert for any occasion or birthday party. This is a very simple agar-agar recipe, yet a delicious one. Just combine and cook all ingredients in a cooking pot and pour into a mould, the jelly will automatically divide into 2 layers when cooled.

It is suggested that you use FRESH coconut milk for this recipe as canned or boxed coconut milk may not yield the same result as they are usually loaded with binder. The binder will prevent the separation of water and oil, thus you won’t have 2 layers when the agar-agar has set.

CHINESE VERSION: 椰奶黑糖燕菜糕

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar-mykitchen101en-feature1

Coconut Milk Brown Sugar Agar-Agar | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 15 g agar-agar powder
  • 170 g sugar
  • 70 g brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 leaves pandan leaves
  • 1400 ml plain water
  • 1 egg
  • 220 ml fresh thick coconut milk
 

Directions:

1 Add agar-agar powder, salt, sugar and pandan leaves to plain water (NOT hot water) and mix well, then bring to the boil.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar1

2 Reduce to MEDIUM heat, continue cooking until agar-agar powder has fully dissolved.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar2

3 Beat the egg gently, then add to coconut milk and mix well.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar3

 

4 Reduce to LOW heat, add in coconut milk egg mixture gradually, keep stirring while adding.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar4

5 Bring to the boil again, then OFF the heat.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar5

6 Pour the agar-agar mixture into square or rectangle mould (with 2 liter capacity), set aside to cool completely.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar6

7 When cooled, cover with aluminium foil (or cling wrap) and chill for few hours until agar-agar has fully set.

coconut-milk-brown-sugar-agar-agar7