Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chrysanthemum & Wolfberry Jelly

Seriously, the things people share on social media, sorry to say is utterly unbelievable. Except maybe for a handful of quality information, the rest purely are self-hype and mind you, nothing is censored. Everybody is somebody. Lets not even speak about social media influencers and bloggers. Oh-my gee! What has become of this world we are living in? Where is sincerely? I don't know. I am really confused. I really don't know what to say. Nevermind to those who are holding their fort one class above the rest of us, what about the "silent observers", who, behind the scene will watch you like a hawk? In return won't utter a single word, yet every move you make, every step you take is noted. Peculiarly, don't you agree? Of course. I can go on and on, on other weird characters on social media, nevertheless, this my visual friends, is the real deal of our social media reality today.

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 holiest person on earth and who is absolutely blessed because they have the best spouses and children. My life indeed is a private life. Thus, my house, my car, my man (maybe, once a while) and my personal stuffs are not for others to know. If only I am not in the visual world of blogging. I won't even care too hooks on social media. Blogging too for me isn't about popularity or showing but rather for "sharing is caring'. Today dear foodies, I am sharing with you on how to make this Chinese dessert/ jelly (honeydew sago dessert). Jellies basically are made with sugar, and agar-agar/jelly powder, of course there are other ingredients you can incorporate for another type of jelly (pumpkin pandan jelly, pandan milk jelly, vanilla almond fruit jelly, coconut grapefruit jelly and coconut jelly with mango).

Chrysanthemum  Tea Wolfberries/Kei Chi Jelly I reckon is special. Not in the sense, none has made nor shared, its actually been in our dessert food world from those days. One which obviously may not click the mouse for you, but known amongst the Chinese. The Chinese way to their version of a jelly. Made with chrysanthemum tea, wolfberries/goji berries, and sugar, of course, we need agar-agar stripes, Chrysanthemum jelly with wolberries as you can is every bit appealing and dessert worthy.   
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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