This Dried Orange Agar-agar is an easy to prepare crystallized orange flavored jelly. It has a sandy texture and is best savored in small pieces. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com #driedagaragar #driedagar #crystallizedjelly

Dried Orange Agar-agar

This Dried Orange Agar-agar is an easy to prepare crystallized orange flavored jelly. It has a sandy texture and is best savored in small pieces.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Drying Time: 4 days
Total Time: 4 days 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Malaysian
Keyword: agar-agar, dried agar-agar, dried orange agar-agar
Servings: 14
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • cups water (420ml)
  • 1 packet agar-agar powder (2 tbsp/12g)
  • cups sugar (315g)
  • ½ cup orange juice (120ml)
  • A few drops orange food coloring

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine water, agar-agar powder, sugar, orange juice, and orange food coloring in a medium saucepan.
  • Place saucepan on the stove on medium heat. Stir frequently until sugar and agar-agar powder dissolve.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Give it a good stir. Turn off stove.
  • Pour agar-agar mixture into a 7 in x 5 inch tray. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to the refrigerator and allow agar-agar jelly to set for 1 hour.
  • Unmold agar-agar jelly and cut into 1 in x ½ in thick pieces using a crinkle cutter.
  • Arrange pieces of agar-agar jelly on a 15 in x 10 in wire rack. Place a piece of parchment paper on the top.
  • Allow agar-agar to dry indoors in dry climates or outdoors in the sun until a layer of sugar crust appears. This will take several days, usually between 3 to 4 days. Make sure to cover the agar-agar jelly with a muslin cloth or mesh food screen when drying indoors or outdoors.
  • Remove from oven and place into air tight containers.

NUTRITION

Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 91kcal
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