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Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Heat is On...

The heat is on! Besides it being unbearably hot these days, if you are a fellow Malaysian you will know what i mean. Finally, the parliament has been dissolved yesterday after months and months of anticipation.   The election mood is on!  So,  this is the time fellow Malaysians,  let's all go out there and make wise choices!      Let's do this for all of us, this is our chance to right the wrongs!

In such heat, how about a cool, refreshing dessert?  

This is a twist of the red dragon fruit jelly recipe that I used for making mooncake jelly.  I doubled the recipe for the fillings, added a squeeze of lemon juice and some lychees to fit them in a 8 inch square pan.  


Source :Adapted from Mooncake Selections by Khoo See Yew 


Milk Layer
  • 50 gm. caster sugar
  • 3 tsp agar-agar powder
  • 250 ml water
  • 250 ml fresh milk
  1. Boil sugar, agar-agar powder and water in a pot until agar agar and sugar dissolves. 
  2. Lower flame and mix in milk.
  3. Pour in prepared pan.
  4. Wait for jelly to be half set  (i.e. soft but with a film developed on surface).  Use a fork to make light scratches on surface.  This is to make sure the layers will stick to one another. 
Dragon Fruit Layer
  • 100 gm. sugar
  • 4 tsp. agar-agar powder
  • 600 ml water
  • 150 gm red dragon fruit (just use a fork to mash it)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 pieces pandan leaves 
  • Half  a can of lychees
  1. Boil sugar, agar-agar powder and water with pandan leaves in a pot until agar-agar and sugar dissolves.
  2. Lower flame and mix in blended dragon fruit and lemon juice. Let it simmer for awhile.
  3. Pour into pan with milk layer after milk layer is half set following instructions for milk layer. 
  4. Top with lychees after red dragon fruit layer slightly set or else it will sink to the bottom.


Oooo....yes love to have this when the heat is still going on. A great way to cool down with this beautiful and yummy dessert.

This is a refreshing dessert, i love agar agar! Love this combo of lemon juice n lychee, ooo would love some right now :)

Very refreshing and gorgeous dessert ! Lovely flavor and texture combination . Too pretty to eat lol

This is a beautiful dessert.. Love that vibrant red color!

This looks bright and beautiful! Love the colour contrast.

I like the look of your jelly. Looks so refreshing and cool. Don't mind a whole tray of them.

very nice wor..yes, after months of waiting, finally it's here. Ubah!

Thank you for dropping by and all the lovely compliments, ladies! Very much appreciate them :)

@Lena: Yes, Ubah, ini kalilah!

What a lovely looking jelly! I like the colors very much, must be really delicious too! In the election mood now huh! lol!

Hi, lovely jelly and so refreshing. Good for our hot and humid weather.

Have a great week ahead.

This looks amazing! I really want to make a pan of these :) How many fresh lychees would I have to use instead of canned? I can only find fresh here in the US.

Hi Greatzambini! Thanks for visiting and the compliment. I think it was roughly 16-20 lychees considering it was a 8 inch square pan that i used, 4 or 5 in a row. I hope that helps :)

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