A few months ago, I saw the beautiful creation of Osmanthus Jelly at AnnCoo Journal and Noob Cook Recipes, wanted to make one but couldn't get hold of the dried Osmanthus, 裕华百货 is not near to my place. All the Chinese Medical Halls nearby are not selling dried Osmanthus, until one day I got it from a CMH at Jurong West.
Recipe adapted from Noobcook
1 packet of pre-sweetened* konnyaku jelly powder (mine is 250g)
dried osmanthus flowers 桂花 (1 to 1.5 tsp for every 400ml water)
2 tsp wolfberries, soaked in water till puffy (about 20 minutes)
* If you’re not using pre-sweetened mix, add appropriate amounts of sugar to taste.
Additional tool(s) needed
jelly moulds or you may use the ice-cube tray like what I did
1. In a pot, add water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, lower heat and then add osmanthus flowers. Simmer for a short few minutes (roughly 2 minutes).
2. Add konnyaku jelly powder. Stir until the powder is fully dissolved. Off the flame.
3. Add 2-3 wolfberries to each jelly mould, then pour the jelly solution prepared in step 2 to fill each mould. Let the jelly cool down a bit in room temperature and chill in fridge till the jelly is set.
The ice-cube tray from IKEA is soft and flexible, it was a breeze to get the Jelly out from the tray.
I love the aroma of Osmanthus, it is gentle and lovely. Gabriel likes this Jelly too! Hope WT doesn't mind we celebrate the Valentine's Day with this pretty Jelly instead of a chocolate cake...Hahaha.
I am submitting this post to "Aspiring Bakers #4: Love In The Air! (Feb 2011)", hosted by Cuisine Paradise