Saturday, June 28, 2008
After I've tried osmanthus (桂花) jelly in a Chinese restaurant in Singapore during CNY, I fell in love with it ! So I bought a big packet of dried osmanthus but I didn't get osmanthus honey while I was there so I decided to make my own, after searching through the internet, I managed to come up with 2 jars of thick osmanthus syrup made from rock sugar & honey ! So I decided to try making the jelly 2 days ago.To make it simple, I bought a packet of jelly (agar agar)powder from LTS, I've used the Flying Swallows brand & noticed that there is different colour for the jelly powder, luckily my eyes are sharp enough to notice that the packet that I grabbed was white !
My jellies were made from :
1 pkt of jelly powder
6 TBSP osmanthus syrup
Well, these little jellies were easy to make, just stirring, boiling, pouring & chilling, with this I made 10 heart shape jellies & filled 3 jelly cups too !
These came at the right time cos Thursday was a very hot & humid day in KK !
Still craving for some cooling desserts last nite, had been busy this 2 days so that left my fridge with no desserts. So we went to City Mall, checked out the Maxim dessert shop there, I had the 杨枝金露 but it was very bland, only a tiny bit of pomelo & sago & no aroma of mango, the few pcs of mango in it was already turning dark so I believed that it has been displayed for a few days, the price at RM5.80 for that tiny bowl of the dessert was definitely steep ! Hubby had the red bean soup with glutinous rice ball, same thing bland & diluted with a miserable glutinous ball with tiny bit of red bean filling in it !
This afternoon at one of the fruit shop in Damai, I bought a pomelo & over 2kgs of mangoes, in my fruit basket now, waiting for them to ripen further so I can make my own 杨枝金露 !