Dragon fruit (a.k.a. Pitahaya) is rich in dietary fiber, beta-carotene, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, C, calcium, etc. Red dragon fruit has a very deep pinkish red which is suitable to use as natural red food coloring.

CHINESE VERSION: 火龙果(龙珠果)燕菜糕

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Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya) Agar-agar | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 32 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1000 ml plain water
  • 13 g agar-agar powder
  • 140 g sugar
  • 250 g red dragon fruit flesh
  • 4 pcs pandan leaves
 

Directions:

1 Add agar-agar powder and sugar to plain water (NOT hot water) and mix well, then add in pandan leaves.

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2 Bring to the boil, continue cooking until agar-agar powder and sugar have fully dissolved.

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3 Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the liquid agar-agar to slightly cool down (high heat will destroy nutrients in dragon fruit).

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4 Mash the red dragon fruit flesh.

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5 When liquid agar-agar has slightly cooled down, discard pandan leaves, then add in the mashed flesh and mix well.

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6 Pour liquid dragon fruit agar-agar into jelly moulds.

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7 Set aside to cool completely.

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8 When completely cooled, chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

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9 To unmould, run a knife around the edge of mould, then invert agar-agar onto a plate.

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