Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jelly

I’ve been dying to make gula melaka & coconut milk jelly ever since I got to taste it from one made by my ex-roommate. Only recently I chance upon the recipe for this jelly. So what else? I immediately try it.

500ml (2 cups) water
180g (1 1/4 cups) gula Melaka, chopped roughly
3 teaspoons agar powder
1 pandan leaf, tied into a knot
300ml (1 1/4 cups) thick coconut milk
pinch of salt

1. Place water, gula Melaka, agar powder and pandan leaf into a pan and bring it to a boil.
2. Lower heat and simmer until agar powder is completely dissolves.
3. Remove pandan leaf.
4. Add a pinch of salt to coconut milk and pour it into the same pan.
5. Bring it to a boil and immediately remove from heat.
6. Pour jelly into a glass bowl or cake tin.
7. Leave jelly to cool and then chill in the refrigerator.
8. The jelly should separate nicely into 2 layers – a clear gula Melaka layer on the bottom and a coconut layer on top.

Here’s the result. Compare it with the photo from cookbook.

My mom sapu’ed’ most of the jelly. It was quite sweet actually.

Can anyone tell me why my coconut milk layer is so thin and dark in color? Like that no syiok to eat la.

Happy Weekend.

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  • Reply wuching October 5, 2007 at 9:48 am


  • Reply Yvy October 5, 2007 at 10:00 am

    tagged u back!!! :clown:

  • Reply MonkeyWong October 5, 2007 at 11:27 am

    :peace: Give me two

  • Reply dreamcatcher October 5, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    don’t look like jelly… more like gula melaka u cut in chunks of cube, heh!heh! :skull:

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous October 5, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    as long as it tastes good, who cares how it looks like.

  • Reply Jason October 5, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Echo hedonistics anonymous. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Gallivanter October 5, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    I love this jelly, my mom makes them every now and again…

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 5, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Wuching, can only see ah.

    Yvy, you’re too late. I did that meme liao. :tongue:

    Monkey Wong, take 3 la. 3 for RM1

    Dreamcatcher, yes it’s very dark…I wonder why.

    Hedo & Jason, you’re right but still I want to taste the santan more mah.

    Daniel, tsk can ask your mom ar why my santan layer so thin wan. Hehe

  • Reply Dawn October 6, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I suppose practice makes perfect, and that will make your mom really happy :dancing:

  • Reply Wannabe Economist October 6, 2007 at 12:04 am

    aww, its been long since i last ate these.. =(

  • Reply narrowband October 6, 2007 at 2:17 am

    Your version looks more delicious than the workbook’s ;p Happy weekend!

  • Reply hcfoo October 6, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    :grrr: how come my coconut jelly turns out cacat? I didn’t have a proper mould though.

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 6, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Dawn, yes I’m going to make until I get the perfect piece. πŸ˜€

    Wannabe Economist, hi there. Welcome.. πŸ˜€ Why don’t you try and make this jelly. Tell me the result later.

    Narrowband, betul ke? :tongue:

    Hcfoo, :laughing: how cacat? show la. I just use a normal round cake tin mould.

  • Reply keeyit October 6, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Cendol jelly with gula melaka also nice. Next time you can do that..

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 7, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Keeyit, okay I’ll try next time. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Neo October 7, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Nevermind it looks 10 miles different from the cookbook. I still want to eat. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh October 8, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Neo, wah I’m honored. πŸ˜€

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