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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cartoon Jelly



Coconut Agar-agar ingredients:

16 gm. agar-agar powder
1 Tbsp. Instant Jelly
200 gm. Sugar
1000 ml. thin coconut milk
200 ml. thick coconut milk
1/4 tsp. salt
3 pcs. of pandan leaves - tie into a knot
colouring of your choice

Clear Agar-agar ingredients:

16 gm. agar-agar powder
200 gm. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. Instant Jelly
1800 ml. water
3 pcs pandan leaves
colouring of your choice

Method:

(1) Boil the coconut agar-agar till boiling.
(2) Pour into different parts of the cartoon jelly mould. Leave it to half set.
(3) Pour in 1 cup of white coconut agar-agar solution. Leave it to half set.
(4) Scoop about 1 cup of the clear jelly, add in colouring of your choice and pour on top of the coconut layer.
(5) Repeat process till finished.

34 comments:

Wendy said...

You have very interesting agar agar moulds. Where did you buy from?

yochana said...

Hi Wendy.

These cartoon pans are all Wilton cartoon pans which can be bought from Chong Trading at The Adelphi at Coleman street. 2nd floor.
Tel: 63360560.

rgds

Ling said...

Hi Yochana,

Thanks for sharing your receipe. The agar agar looks absolutely lovely =).

I am keen to try it myself! Can I ask, under method 2, when you pour into different parts of the mould with different colours, do you wait for it to set colour by colour or can you do it all at once? Would it interfere with each other if you do it all together?

Hope I explained myself clearly. Thanks for your tips again.

Regards
Ling

yochana said...

Hi Ling,

After pouring each layer, make sure it sets before pouring the next layer otherwise it will intermingle with each other and you will not get the layers properly. Before pouring in the next layer, scratch the top with a fork so that it sticks well.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy,

Chance upon your blog site and am so captivated by your cartoon jelly and cakes.Motivate me to try making one for my girl.

Can I ask if there is any different in agar agar mould and cake tin mould?

And like Ling question,when you pour into different parts of the mould with different colours, do you wait for it to set colour by colour or can you do it all at once? Would it interfere with each other if you do it all together?

The main cartoon colour will have to be pour into the mould first is it? I see that there are different layers of colours in your picture. Do you put different layers colours once the main cartoon picture is done and set?

Thanks for advice and pls continue to give us such cute cartoons.

yochana said...

Hi,

oh yes , you have to wait for each layer to get set before pouring in the next layer.

Fill up the dents with coloured agar agar and then let it set before doing the layering.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
Will need your advice on the colouring portion.. How did u manage to get the colour for the face of this cartoon?

Thanks alot for the advice in advance.

Jan

yochana said...

Hi Jan,

Scoop out a small portion, add in colouring and fill in the dents of the mould.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochanna,
Thanks for the advice. But how do I go about getting the skin tone colour (the one that you have for the face of Jerry)? There is a limitation to the number of clouring that were available in the market.

Thank you. ^^

Jan

yochana said...

Hi Jan,

Add a small dot of orange colouring.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Yochana,

What do you mean by instant jelly mentioned in the ingredients?

Rgds,
Karen

yochana said...

Hi Karen,

Instant Jelly is in powder form and it helps to set the jelly faster. You can get it from Sun Lik or Phoon Huat.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Is instand jelly - Gelatine?
my family commented my agar agar taste abit hard when chew. . What cld be the reasons? or is it because i've more coconut layers?

If using coconut cream in a packet,can i add water to achieve the amt of liquids in ur recipe? thks

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Instant jelly is to help to set the agar agar faster.


If it's too hard, add in more water. If you keep boiling it, the agar agar will become hard.

For coconut cream, you can add water to dilute it.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi, thks for ur reply =)

So keep boiling will turn the agar to tougher..
So how to prevent it from set as i'm pretty slow in dong the laying, gotta wait for each layer to set 1st. if switch off fire, but keep stirring the mixture will be ookie? =p thks again

yochana said...

Hi anonymous

What I do is to off and on the heat and add in water if it gets too thick.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi yochana,
May i ask what's the purpose of adding salt to coconut milk? To enhance its favour or preserve it from turning bad easily? =p

Lastly, if using packet coconut milk, need add in salt oso?

Thks inadv.

yochana said...

Hi anonymous

Salt added into coconut milk enhance the taste and helps to preserve the shelf life too. If you use box coconut milk, add in salt too. Anyway, it's optional. If you don't like salt, just omit it.

rgds

Patrica said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
A very cute cartoon jelly!! As canned coconut milk and canned coconut cream are only available here, for the thick coconut milk, which one do i use? Please advise.
Thanks for sharing the recipe

yochana said...

Hi Patrica,

Both are the same. You can use either one.

rgds

Linus said...

Hi, chanced upon this whilst looking for jelly cakes for my kids birthday.
Do u make them for sale too?
Tks!
Can email me? linusloh@yahoo.com

April said...

Hi Yochana,

Do I also have to boil the clear agar-agar?

Thanks,
April

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi April,

All agar agar has to be boiled.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Some of the ingredients for cartoon jelly are agar-agar powder and jelly. Aren't these 2 the same? Also, for thick coconut milk, does this mean 100% coconut milk and less than 100% for thin milk? Can I use Aroy brand 75% coconut milk as thin milk?
Thanks for your tips.

Joy
Vancouver, Canada

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Joy,

Yes you can use Aroy.. For thick coconut milk, use 100% from the tin and if you want thin coconut milk, you use 50% coconut milk and 50% water.

Instant jelly will not set but it will help to set faster but agar agar powder will set the jelly.

rgds

Charmz Closet said...

Aunty Yochana

is coconut milk the same as coconut cream?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Charmz Closet,

yes they are the same.

rgds

Joycelyn said...

Dear Yochana,

I would like to find out if I may trouble you to make one of these agar agar cartoon jelly cakes for a friend's birthday on 4 June 2009. I'll be happy to take care of your expenses. Thank you.

please email me back at joycelynlin@gmail.com

Sathiya said...

Aunty Yochana,

Hi .. i am an avid reader of your blog. I would love to try making this jelly cake . However i have difficulty finding instant jelly powder. Can i subsitute it with something else.

Thanks.

Pauline said...

Hi Yochana,
Only you posted this recipe. May i ask why you need 2 types recipes one with coconut milk and the other only with water? what's the difference taste? what's the taste if i only use coconut milk to make the whole jelly cake? thanks

Jacqueline said...

Hi,

If i dont use instant jelly, is it ok?

Jacqueline said...

If i do not want to use Instant Jelly with this receipe, is it possible?

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana:

Please advice whether u conduct the cartoon agar agar/jelly making course? Pls email me at eunicedarren@yahoo.com.sg Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Yochana,

May I ask what brand of colouring do you use for your agar agar ?

Yours looks lovely - it is bright and distinct, without being "loud". How much of colouring do you put on each coloured layer ie 3 drops, 5 drops ?

Btw, does it leaves "rainbow" colours in your tongue, upon consumptions? Mine does, and I do not think it is a good thing.
Thank you for your kind advice. Really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful Mid Autumn Mooncake festival.

Best Regards,
Joyce