• Cold Sweets Fruit

    Creamy Agar Milk Jelly & Mango

    I used to make Kanten jelly often, but Kanten is not easy to find. These days I often use Queen’s ‘Jel-It-In Vegetarian Gelling Powder that is Agar. It doesn’t have an unpleasant smell like Gelatine and it sets clean and clear jelly. I like its texture better than Kanten’s. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 to …

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    Agar Orange Jelly

    I recently discovered a product called Queen’s ‘Jel-it-in Vegetarian Gelling Powder’ at a Woolworths store. It’s an Agar-base gelling powder and it is easy to use. Sometimes I prefer to use Agar or Kanten rather than Gelatine. For this orange juice jelly, definitely Agar is the best option. And Queen’s ‘Jel-it-in’ dissolves very well. I …

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    Basic Jelly

    Gelatin, Kanten and Agar Agar are the most common gelling agents used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Gelatin is made from pork skins, cattle bones or hides. Kanten (Japanese) and Agar Agar (Malay) are made from sea plants. Kanten and Agar Agar are different. The textures of the jellies they make are quite …