Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Palm Sugar with Coconut Jelly

I quite like the pattern formed on these agar agar, jelly. I thought it looks something like the terrazo flooring in my old house where i stayed when i was small. It is quite easy actually to make this agar agar, first we make the coconut jelly and once they are set, you just cut them into shapes. Then we can proceed to make the palm sugar agar agar and just pour it on top of all the coconut jellies that has been cut out and leave to set. Though it may seems that you are seeing a lot of these coconut jelly shapes in the agar agar, it is nothing rich in terms of flavour, just light and refreshing.

On a sidenote, just to inform that we are now moving into the 3rd week of the Terengganu Food Fest online event. The response so far has been encouraging, thanks a lot! If you have not participated yet or do not have any ideas what to cook for the event, just click here for some ideas or check our Facebook Page to see what others have been making to get some inspiration. There are still 2 weeks left to go before we move on to the next state ie Kedah. All are welcomed to join! Any enquiries, just drop me a mail or leave a comment, i will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also check out the FAQ here, thank you!

Recipe ( pattern inspired by here )
Coconut Milk Jelly
2.5tsp agar agar powder
120ml coconut milk
180ml water
1tbsp sugar

Combine agar agar powder, water and sugar in a small pot, stir and bring it to a boil till sugar dissolves. Put in the coconut milk, bring to a boil, let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, pour into a tray and let it cool to set. You can then use a cookie cutter or a knife to cut them into shapes you want and lie them on a tray.

Gula Melaka Jelly
6gm agar agar powder
450ml water
45gm palm sugar ( gula melaka), crushed
1 tbsp brown sugar

Combine everything in a pot and let it boil till palm sugar is dissolved. Let simmer for abt 2 mins. Remove from heat and pour the solution onto the tray with coconut jellies. Leave to cool to set. Chill in the fridge.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #24 ( October 2012 ) Jellies and Puddings hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House


  1. Love the pattern on this agar agar, very pretty!

  2. Wah ... nice leh. Is it difficult? I may try again when I am free.

  3. Another easy project i can do with my son during the coming school holidays! Hehe i am starting to compile mini projects to occupy my kid this coming long break but seems all of them are cooking related LOL. Tis is very pretty Lena :)

  4. White coconut milk jellies inside the palm sugar jellies. Interesting and nice too. I must do this one day.

  5. Hi Lena,

    You are right that the pattern of your agar does remind me a little of the marble flooring especially the flooring of my in-law's place :p

    This jelly combination looks very delicious. I would love to eat this with extra coconut milk and gula melaka syrup... Yum!


  6. Lena, the pattern forming on the Jelly is beautiful and I think I will like the Jelly with coconut milk too!

  7. Santan and gula Melaka is a match made in heaven! I love the pattern on the jelly. It would be so nice and soothing to eat especially in this hot weather.

  8. Wow! This looks like jelly in the jelly! You know what I mean, the mini jelly in bigger jelly :D

    What a creative idea~~

  9. Looks so cool and yummy! I could eat this the whole day! Is that the gula melaka from Melaka? Hehe! Should have tasted especially "extra" delicious! :)

  10. Yeah you are right...They really does remind me of the terrazo flooring when I just saw it. I love these sweet jellies, especially when there's coconut milk and palm sugar. And it's so appropriate for the hot weather now, despite it's nearing year end.

  11. Lena Lena, please share this jelly with me, I love how you made the pattern of the jelly & the combination of flavours!

  12. Lena , your jelly is the prettiest I've seen so far ! :D I just love the pattern ! And it looks really yummy !

    Btw , I'm checking out your Japanese cream bread :D

  13. Agar agar looks very pretty with those pattern. So far I can't get my agar agar done properly. Can't set /firm @.@ don't know what's the problem. Since my family not big fan of agar agar so less effort put in to get it done properly :D

  14. I love this, Lena. Incredible pattern and I'd love to try the flavors.:)

  15. What a post! You sure have created magic with this one

  16. Oh my!!! Palm sugar AND coffee- I am loving this agar agar already. With the weather heating up- this is like a perfect quick dessert to whip up! Thanks!

  17. Gorgeous Agar jellies, Lena! I just love the pattern you created on them:)

  18. You are right about that pattern. Retro now.

  19. Lena, yes, your lovely jelly does looks like the terrazzo that I can still see in my in law house.
    Love your palm sugar and coconut milk combo, can feel how delish it is!

  20. Beautiful pattern Lena...the jelly looks delicious, love the combination of coconut and palm sugar, yum!
    Hope you are having a fantastic week :)

  21. mich: thanks! you can also make different shapes using different cookie cutters..

    chris: no lah..you often makes jellies too, i think this is easy as ABC for you :)

    esther: have fun trying. I cam inagine how busy u will be during the school holidays then:)

    yan: happy trying!

    zoe: this is what reminds me when i first saw the pattern. Enjoy your holidays and catch up later!

    tze: happy to see you here and i hope all is well with you !

    phong hong: after all the baking and cooking, it's nice to enjoy these jellies. Over here, has been raining the last 2 days and today, nice weather:)

    yvonne: not my idea actually..saw from that link.

    joyce: hehe..i think so..

    joyce@cc: surprisingly it has been quite cloudy and been raininng for the past week but i believe jellies can be enjoyed anytime;)

    jessie: tenkyu! tenkyu!

    anne: oh, that japanese cream bread..it's gelatinised method..just like that roti paun, hope you will like it:)

  22. vivian: me too so sometimes rely on recipes..if not, just got to agak2..hehe..

    lora: thanks so much and thanks for pinning!

    cquek: thank you!

    daphne: oh, not coffee..it's coconut milk..LOL..anyway it does look like a kind of coffee in there..the colour:)

    elisabeth: thanks so much, i'm quite happy with how these patterns turned out too!

    edith: haha! yeah..old fashioned..no fancy designs:D

    doreen: yeah, i read that a few commented looks like the flooring in their inlaw's house..old fashioned?? hehe..

    juliana: hey, you must had a fab holidays!! will drop by soon to read!

  23. Yum! I love the crazy paving idea ... seriously, it really is called "crazy paving" :)
    Agar agar desserts are always nice in our country ... refreshing. I like the flavors. Looks easy enough for me :)

  24. oooh lovely idea and i'd like to have a piece too:-D

    thks for yr entry too:)

  25. Love the mosaic like pattern, very pretty Gula melaka and santan, this pair can never go wrong :)

  26. Hi Lena, refreshing jelly. Gula melaka and santan are make in heaven combination. yum yum! Nice terrazzo effect.

    Have a nice day ahead.

  27. OMG! This looks like a piece of ART !!! So AMAZING! Love it & using palm sugar was a fantastic idea! Well done Lena! :)

  28. Hi Lena,

    Your palm sugar with coconut jelly
    Looks good with the lovely design
    It would make a nice dessert surely
    At dinner with my glass of red wine
    Got you with my 'love you' joke alright
    Just to make your day more bright

    Bye for now

  29. WOW! I love this jelly pattern. Very pretty!

  30. very unique jelly pattern, and i like the flavours in this jelly. Sorry friend, don't think i can participate MFF this month. I will be away the next whole week, once returned, it is almost end of the month..

  31. ping: crazy paving? yeah, i think that's a appropriate description for these:D

    mimi: oh welcome, im here to support you!

    ade: thank you! actually the flavour of the gula melaka is not very strong, mainly for its colour:D

    amelia: thank you! i like the patterns too!

    Kit: thank you!! you made me excited too reading your comments! LOL!

  32. dreamer:

    haha..you really got me this time
    dreamer you one very naughty fellow
    but still cheers me up with your rhyme
    'thank you friend' from the lady in ipoh.

  33. ann: thanks very much!

    sonia: it's okay, my dear friend! you going makan angin again? i dont want to makan jelly already, i also want to makan angin!!!

  34. I am not a jelly lover but this is my favourite :)

  35. I love the pattern, Lena. Tried AGAIN agar agar last week, they are really not as elastic as jelly, but easier to prepare.

  36. I love the look of this Lena! I am looking at my terrazzo floor right now and ....yes I can see it...the similarity :) I still have not tried agar agar and am wanting to for awhile.

  37. Hello,

    I came to visit you and get to know your place...
    You have here wonderful dishes, I really enjoyed a lot to see.

    This one for instance is lovely, with an unusual pattern and should be delicious !

    Have a nice day :-)


  38. Oh so cute.
    Hey...I really enjoy looking at the food for this month theme.

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