Last time when I made Osmanthus Jelly, I can only used store bought dried osmanthus. But this time I am fortunate to have some freshly picked flowers! Thanks to my friend Josephine Tse who has an osmanthus tree in her backyard.
|a nice, tall and mature tree|
|photo taken by Josephine|
Besides having fresh flowers, this time I use konjac powder. This combination is a perfect match. The transparency of the jelly showcase the delicate flowers vividly. A match made in heaven!
25g/2 tbsp konjac powder 蒟篛粉
5 tbsp sugar 糖
1 1/2 cup water 水
2 tbsp fresh osmanthus flowers 新鮮桂花
1) Wash flowers. Drain and set aside.
2) Put konjac powder, sugar and water in a small pot and heat until it boils. Remove from heat and add the flowers.
3) Put in a mold and let it cool. Refrigerate for an hour. Unmold and serve.
The ratio of konjac powder, sugar and water can be adjusted according to your taste. More konjac powder and less water will give you a more solid jelly and jells up faster.