Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chrysanthemum Jelly With Wolfberries/Kei Chi

Seriously, the things people share on social media, sorry to say unbelievable. Except maybe for a handful of quality information, the rest purely self-hype and mind you, nothing is censored. Everybody is somebody. They are the corporate movers and shakers, high achievers and they paint millions of pictures about "life is perfect". Then, you have the"silent observers". They watch you like a hawk and when you meet them in person, they repeat it all. Other weird so called close friends feel if they like what you share, they are inferior and you are better. Anyway, likes seem the priority so much so people don't mind buying to join "living life by likes" high society club. I sure know them . Indeed, rocking the social media they are.

I for once don't pass my time watching who is receiving flowers, who is travelling around the world in 90 days, who is the most holies person on earth and who is absolutely blessed because they have the best spouse and children. My life a private life. Thus, my house, my car, my man (maybe, once a while) and my personal stuffs not for others to know. If only I am not in the visual world blogging. social media I won't care.

Blogging too isn't about popularity or showing but rather for "sharing is caring'. Sharing you know is sincere and  now let me share how to make this Chinese dessert/ jelly (honeydew sago dessert). Jellies basically are made with sugar, agar-agar/jelly powder and scented up. To elevate the taste of jellies, fruits you can incorporate either while making or as topping (pumpkin pandan jelly, pandan milk jelly, vanilla almond fruit jelly, coconut grapefruit jelly and coconut jelly with mango).

This jelly a bit special. Made with chrysanthemum tea, wolfberries/goji berries, lump sugar and of course, agar-agar stripes, slightly time taking but worth the cause. Chrysanthemum jelly with wolberries - attractive and lovable.  
1 packet agar-agar (the standard packet) - soak  for an hour and drain off the water.
Lump sugar - as needed
1/2 cup (or as per taste) chrysanthemum flowers - soak in 1/2 cup of hot water to extract tea.

One handful of wolfberries - soak in water for 15 minutes to plum up.
To make
Simmer agar agar with 1 1/2 litre of water.
(Note: if you prefer wobbly jelly, add more water)
Stir to dissolve agar-agar, strain and pour back in the pot.
Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Pour tea inside and stir again.

Then add berries, stir and off the heat.
Pour jelly mixture into a big mould or individual moulds.
(Note: I opted for firm cup cases)
Cool down and gently slide jelly out.
For the chilled burst, chill in the fridge.
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  1. Oh this one very cooling. Just nice if having sore throat when eat this. Will cure fast. Yom

  2. You spoke words of wisdom abt social media & people.. common misconception among people abt bloggers is that we flaunt and share all the time.. not true at all and even u know it..
    I have never tried a dish like this.. looks delicious.... Thanks fr sharing this recipe

  3. looks so yummy, BTW i dont find potato sambal recipe on your blog? could you please send me a link. thanks.

  4. Hi Nava, that's a refreshing and healthy herbal jelly. Good for sore throat and fever too.
    What you mentioned is very true, the stuffs that some people posted online are unbelievable, too good to be true. And there are some, treating blogging like a battle field competing within their own gangs who can cook/bake better.
    Oh well, thru blogging it help open up our eyes how some people behave in cyber world.

    Hi 5, glad that we still survive. :)) Happy blogging.

  5. The silent observers are the ones I don't understand. Sick! Wolfberries, I have not tried. Feel like trying out one from your tray...looks lovely!

  6. Ingredients are new to me so the these jellies

  7. Sounds interesting and they look cute

  8. Very well said nava...I totally agree with you and also experienced a few!!...This jelly is new to me but sounds really interesting :)

  9. WOW! They look so cute and YUM!


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