Monday, May 10, 2010

Apple Kanten

Recipe from 'Chilled Desserts from the Japanese Kitchen'.


1 large apple
2tbsp sugar
1tbsp lemon juice (I used 2tsp of lemon juice)
1 1/2cup peach juice (I replaced it with apple juice.)

4g kanten powder
1/2cup water

1. Peel the apple skin, remove core and cut it into small cubes.
2. Put apple, sugar, lemon juice and apple juice into a saucepan.
3. Simmer over low heat until apple softened and the liquid has reduced.
4. Puree the apple mixture until smooth in a food processor, set aside to cool.
5. Pour water in a small saucepan and sprinkle the kanten powder into the water.
6. Simmer over low heat until powder dissolved, stirring constantly. (The kanten mixture should be smooth not lumpy or grainy and thicken like gel.)
7. Gradually add the kanten mixture into the apple puree and mix well until smooth.
8. Moisten the mould and pour apple kanten mixture into the mould.
9. Leave it to cool and chill in the fridge for 2 hours until set.


DG said...

Hi Happy Flour,

Is this taste like agar-agar or konnyaku jelly?

Happy Flour said...

Hi DG,

This taste like agar-agar.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hpy Flour,

What is kanten powder? Can you advise where to buy it from.


Anncoo said...

Lootks cute and pretty! Where can I get this Kanten powder?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Eva and Anncoo,

Kanten powder is a kind of Japanese agar-agar powder made from tengusa seaweed and is high in dietary fiber.

You can get Kanten powder from Isetan supermarket, Coldstorage and certain NTUC supermarket which carry Japanese food stuffs.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

never heard of kanten jelly, must try this if I can get some here.Thanks for sharing.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sonia,

You're welcome. Happy Baking. :)