What is Agar Agar?
Agar Agar is a strong natural jelling agent made from seaweed also as known as kanten.
It doesn't give the same texture as gelatine, it is actually firmer.
As it is a vegetarian gelatin substitute this makes it suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
It has no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugar and no fat! Conatins 80-percent fiber.
Great stuff which we should eat more of.
Or shall I say I should eat more of it as it helps weight loss!
It swells in the stomach as it absorbs water, making you feel full.
I shall be using this amazing stuff more now that I discovered the health benefits.
You can find the powdered form in health shops or in chinese supermarkets.
They also sell these in large strips like foam.
You can find prepacked ones in different flavours and colours.
For this recipe, I have used a 9x9 inch square baking tin.
These are the agar agar mix I have used.
Make up 2 packets of the coconut agar dessert mix.
This requires 240ml water each, I used 500ml for the 2 packets.
Boil until the powder is completely dissolved.
Pour straight into the square baking tin.
Wait for it to cool and set, agar agar mix would set in room temperature.
Prepare 500ml of clear agar agar jelly mix.
Pour straight onto the coconut agar agar jelly that's already been set.
Line a row of fresh raspberries.
Wait for it to set.
Once set, you can chill in the fridge first or cut up into shapes immediately.
I have used heart shaped cookie cutters and cut some into squares and rectangles.
It is so easy to prepare and can be eaten immediately.
You can cut into any shape or add any fruits you like.
A simple and healthy dessert.
Try and make some too.