Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pomegranate Agar-Agar


Pomegranate is one of my favorite fruits but not for my kids. They seem to think why would someone wanted to eat "seeds"! I have tried convinced them to like pomegranate earlier but with no luck until last evening. Okay, I know how much they love my Rose Water agar-agar that I often make for them. So, I was thinking why not adding some sweet and juicy pomegranate in the agar-agar? The result?

Well, I'm proud to say that I did it! My kids are into pomegranate now! LOL! Anyway, I find that the combination of Rose Water really compliments well with pomegranate. The agar-agar is very refreshing with a hint of sweet rose aroma.



Pomegranate Agar-Agar

Ingredients

1 Packet 42.5 g (1.5 oz) Agar-Agar
12 cups of Water
200 g Sugar
5 Tbsp Rose Water
2 drops of Red Coloring
3 Pandanus Leaves, cleaned and knotted
2 Pomegranate, peeled

Method

In a large pot, boil the agar-agar and pandanus leaves with water. Let is simmer for about 15 minutes. Then add sugar and stir until both the agar-agar and sugar dissolves.

Add the rose water and a few drops of red food coloring. Strained and pour into a mold. Let it cool slightly and add the pomegranate. Chilled in refrigerator. Serve the agar-agar cold.


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12 comments:

  1. that's a beautiful dessert... looks like floating 'red rubies' Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  2. @pixen: You're absolutely right about the floating red rubies. I have never thought of that! Thank you. :)

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  3. How could anyone not love pomegranates, they're so pretty!

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  4. Hi Brilynn, I couldn't agree more with you. :)

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  5. This is easily the most lovely aspic I've ever seen. Beautiful beautiful!

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  6. Just lovely!!!! I love the combo of pom and rosewater. What a delicious treat.

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  7. @The Food Librarian:I love the combo of pom and rosewater too! Thanks:)

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  8. If one does not like pom in agar, what would you suggest to substitute it with (but would still go well with the rose flavour)?

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  9. @Anonymous: I think raspberries, strawberries, and red grapes will go well with rose water.

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  10. Pardon my ignorance as I've not eaten pomegranate before. You mean I'm supposed to eat the fruit with the seeds? Viv

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  11. @Anonymous: No worries, pomegranate seeds are edible. You can have the option to eat or discard the seeds.

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