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
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
  • 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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Easy Peasy Nutella Brownie Muffins

Are you looking for a simple recipe for your little ones to try out at home?  I found one and this was made by my child.  She was 3 yrs 8 months when she did this.

Nutella Browne Muffins
1 cup Nutella
3 eggs
10 tbsp self raising flour
Some Choc Chips

Preheat oven to 180degrees Celcius.

Add Nutella into a mixing bowl.  Crack in eggs.

 Still cracking...

 Whisk Nutella & eggs till well combined.

Add in flour a tablespoon at a time.  At this time, you may ask Mommy to make herself a cup of coffee or tea while waiting.  When all flour are added, whisk till smooth.

Scoop into muffin paper cups* (1/2 full) with the help of an adult.  Then sprinkle choc chips on top.  Count to ensure all muffins have equal amount of choc chips.

Ask an adult to help you bake the muffins for 20mins or till wooden skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven and place them onto rack to cool down.

If you can't wait too long... do the following...


If you are using muffin tins, you will need to oil/ butter them 1st for easy removal after baking.
You can also combine choc chips into the batter instead of sprinkling them on top.