Saturday, May 07, 2005

Cocoa-Oreo Agar-Agar (Cocoa-Oreo jelly)

The weather has been pretty hot lately and I have been thinking of making a cold dessert. I had enough of ice-cream and after looking at my pantry, I realised that I still have some packets of agar-agar that are going to be expiring in a couple of months. I was inspired by one agar-agar recipe I found in the internet and end up making this cocoa jelly with oreos.



The end result wasn't what I wanted it to be but it tastes great. The final product supposed to have the oreos in the middle. I think I may have poured the second half mixture to fast that the oreos ended up floating. I will definitely put more oreos the next time round (I didn't have enough oreos left).

Ingredients

1 packet agar-agar powder (I use Rose brand)
1 litre water
250g sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
100ml whipping cream (dairy or non-dairy)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3-4 tbsp hot water
crushed oreos (abt 10-12 pcs or more)

Method

1. Combine water, agar-agar powder and sugar into a pot and heat it over the stove
2. When agar-agar powder and sugar have dissolved, add evaporated milk and leave it to boil, stirring occassionally with a balloon whisk
3. Add hot water to cocoa powder 1 tbsp at a time, mix it till well blend and put the cocoa mixture aside
4. Whip whipping cream till soft peak and put it aside
5. Once agar-agar mixture boils, remove it from the heat and stir and let it cool slightly
6. Add whipped cream slowly at the same time stirring the mixture, then add cocoa mixture and stir till well blend
7. Pour half of the mixture into the agar-agar mould and let it set for about 5-10 minutes
8. Sprinkle generously the crushed oreos and slowly pour the other half of the mixture into the mould
9. Let the agar-agar cool before keeping it in the fridge
10.Serve chilled



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much is 1 packet agar2 powder? tks_k

Zurynee said...

Rose brand is 13g, the other brand is 11 or 12g.

Nani said...

Hi! Simply love your site...sure to visit more frequently from now on. I love cocoa agar-agar so will give yr recipe a try.

Anonymous said...

Hi.. the agar2 is very nice! thnx for the recipe.

iz said...

This is another crowd favourite. Tried this and it was like.. gone in 60 seconds! Almost. :P

Just wanna ask, what's the whipping cream for and what would the result be without it?

Zurynee said...

Hi anonymous, you are welcome :)

Hi Iz, the whipping cream is to give the jelly more volume and creamier. It would not hurt if you omit the cream but probably the taste will be less 'lemak'.

laila said...

My fren iz made it and im one of those who helped in gone in 60 secs and my verdict is: totally yummylicious. thumbs up, zur..
now will try it myself..

Anonymous said...

If you want the oreo layer to be in the middle, pour in 3 steps, not two. Base, set. Cookie layer, just enough to hold it in place, set. Top layer, set, done. The two-step method will only work with items that reliably sink in the mix.

omaong said...

hello, i made this jelly over the CNY and my family loved it! (though for the older folks, they prefer it without the oreos). I ended up making 4 rounds of it ;) Thank you!

Zurynee said...

hi anonymous, tks for the tip :-)

Hi omaong, you are welcome and happy new to you !

Zu

cupcakesordeath said...

hi kak zu,
can i share your ingredients on my blog? This was the 1st dessert that I made and it was fantastic. ;)

Anonymous said...

just wondering how many days can you keep this jelly??

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wonder the oreo is it those oreo biscuits with paste inside? or need to remove the paste?

Thanks

Zurynee said...

hi anonymous,

I just the original Oreos and I didn't remove the filling.

HTH
Zu