Tuesday, July 1, 2008

JELLY & ELEANOR

I made some jelly today in strawberry and lemon flavours! The brand I used is a Singapore product called 'Tortally', and it tastes just right (not too sweet). Actually it is the only gelatin brand available in the supermarket, as opposed to Agar-agar and Konnyaku jelly which is more common here in Asia. The previous time I made jelly I wondered why it didn't set at room temperature (lol yes it's been a while since I've cooked desserts) as I got it confused with Agar-agar which does.

Did you know that gelatin is derived from animal skins, bones and hooves? So if you are vegan or muslim you might like to try Agar-agar which is made from seaweed or red algae; it takes longer to cook - you have to boil it, add flavourings and/or colourings and leave it at room temperature to set before placing in the fridge. It is much firmer than jelly but more flexible in terms of use because you can use the various forms in drinks, glaze on cakes as it doesn't melt after setting.
Before this blog turns into a food blog, here is a print I have listed on Etsy, entitled 'Watermelon Eleanor'. It is an early ACEO I sold on Ebay (#20). The name came about as I was hunting for a title and 'Eleanor Rigby' by the Beatles came to mind. It will be a limited edition run of 50. Check out the item here: Watermelon Eleanor


2 comments:

Tizzalicious said...

nothing wrong with food blogging, especially if it gets accompanied by nice pictures like that one!

Grooveycrafts said...

I agree with tizzalicious plus it tells us a bit about what you've been up to. I love jellies but I really hate the thick jellies that are suitable for vegatarians. I love the birdseye trifle as the jelly is really thin and not so sickly... http://www.britishfoodshop.com/shopexd.asp?id=19