Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jelly

Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jelly
Super delicious. πŸ™‚
The gula melaka and coconut milk are super aromatic.

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.

Recipe was updated on 18th April 2019.
Recipe adapted from Malaysian Cakes & Desserts by Rohani Jelani

500ml water
120g-130g gula melaka (palm sugar) – original is 180g
9g or 3 teaspoons agar powder (jelly powder)
1 pandan leaf, tied into a knot, optional
300ml thick coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1. Add sea salt into thick coconut milk. Stir well and set aside.

2. Place water and gula melaka into a saucepan and simmer until gula melaka melted. You can also chop the gula melaka roughly to speed up the process. Once gula melaka has melted, strain the mixture to remove impurities. Return the mixture to saucepan.

Making Of Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jellyy

3. Next, add agar powder and pandan leaf and bring it to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for a few more minutes so that agar powder is completely dissolve. Remove pandan leaf.

4. Add coconut milk into the boiling gula melaka agar mixture and keep stirring quickly until it boils again. Stir quickly for additional 1-2 minutes.

5. Immediately pour the jelly mixture into heat-resistant jelly mould. DO NOT MOVE the mould at all until the jelly sets and cools. Once cooled, chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Setting Of Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jellyy
As the jelly sets and cools, it will slowly separate into 2 layers; coconut milk layer on the top and gula melaka layer on the bottom. Btw, I’m using a glass container with 17.5cm diameter.

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

Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jelly
Made in 2007.
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.

Gula Melaka & Coconut Milk Jelly
Made in 2019.
I’ve reduced the sugar and the layers are now perfect. I hand squeezed grated coconut to make coconut milk.

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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