Sunday, May 19, 2013

Burmese Coconut Jelly Dessert - Kyauk Kyaw

Coconut Jelly
Kyauk Kyaw
Agar Agar is a popular dessert ingredient in South East Asian countries where it is used as a substitute for gelatin. Agar agar, a seaweed extract, is a good vegan substitute for gelatin which is derived from animal products. Agar agar comes in several different forms - flakes, strands and powdered.  The powdered form of agar agar is much more potent than the flakes or strands. It takes 1 tablespoon of flakes or strands to thicken 1 cup of water, whereas 1 teaspoon of the powder is sufficient to thicken 1 cup of water.


.88 oz. (25 gm.) pkg. of agar agar powder (Telephone brand)
1 tetra pak (8 fl. oz.) coconut milk
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. sugar
  1. Stir agar agar powder, sugar & salt with water until dissolved.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring continuously.
  3. Stir in coconut milk and remove from heat.
  4. Pour into 8”x 8”x 2" Pyrex dish and leave at room temperature until cool.
  5. Refrigerate overnight.
Cut into squares or diamond shapes and serve chilled.

This dessert will last for several days in the refrigerator and will not dry out if it is topped with water.

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