Friday, October 12, 2012

Blue Pea Flower Konnyaku Jelly



Extremely hot weather these days so I prepared some jellies for the kids.  I don't like the idea of using artificial colours so I used Blue Pea Flowers(Butterfly Pea/Clitoria ternatea/Bunga Telang) freshly harvested by Aunty A.
 
Check out the lovely blue!
 
Perfect dessert for a hot weather!
 
  
Blue Pea Flower Konnyaku Jelly
Ingredients
200 ml hot water
1 tbsp dried blue pea flowers
1 packet of konnakyu jelly powder (you may use agar agar powder too)
180g sugar (add more if you have sweet tooth)
900 ml water (we prefer a softer texture)
Some pandan/screw pine leaves, washed and tie into knots
 
Method
  • In a small bowl, soak the blue pea flowers with hot water. 
  • Leave it for 30 minutes or more (I poured out the water and reheat in the microwave and pour it back into the flower). Sieve it and retain the blue liquid.
  • Mix konnyaku jelly with sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  • In a medium pot, add the remaining 900ml of water and bring to boil over medium fire.
  • Add in pandan leaves and blue liquid.  Simmer for 10 mins.
  • Sprinkle the konnyaku mixture into water gradually and stir till sugar dissolved. Remove pandan leaves.
  • Pour into prepared jelly moulds and leave to cool. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

4 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great idea! I like the colour too.

suhaina aji said...

Love the blue colour. Looks yumm

DG said...

Lovely colour of jelly :)

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi! Very pretty jellies! I have a packet of these flowers in my freezer, now I know what I can do with it besides using them for kuehs!