We had a blue themed foodie thing at work this week. With that thought in mind, I experimented on agar agar and came up with this.
Blue curacao, gin and blueberry agar agar (kanten).
Ended up doing a 2 tiered jelly of blueberry juice at the bottom and this on top.
So here’s a quick rundown on how I did the boozy part…
1 cup – booze of choice. Mine was a mix of Blue curacao and gin
2 cups – water (or juice, if preferred)
3 teaspoons of agar agar powder (kanten) – rough rule of thumb, a teaspoon for a cup of liquid
1/3 cups of brown sugar (or to taste)
a few drops of vanilla essence
a handful of blueberries
Bring base liquid (water/juice) to a boil, add sugar and stir until melted.
Stir in agar agar powder and let it boil for about 3-5 minutes, stirring all the while. This part is very important because agar agar needs to be brought to a boil for it to work.
Take it off the flame and add the booze and vanilla.
Pour into mould, and add blueberries.
Leave to set.
Agar agar sets in room temperature, but is much nicer cold. So stick it into the fridge for at least an hour. To serve, tip out jelly, cut to desired size and add whatever it is you want with it. Or have it as is.