Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lime, Pandan & Coconut Mousse and Jelly Cakes

I'm having fun with agar agar these days, if you're yet to try it it's a really great ingredient to set things. These mini desserts are more moussey than the mini jelly cakes I posted previously. 

They're lighter and softer because of the added lime juice and have more air because I blended them for longer- if you want them to have a firmer texture just leave out the lime juice and double the zest. Flavour-wise these these pack a punch, they're sweet and creamy but sharp and tangy (and only approximately 90 cals)

Lime, Pandan and Coconut Mousse
Makes 4 serves
juice & zest of 1 lime
4 tsp agar agar
4 cups lite soy milk
1 tsp coconut essence
20 drops stevia (adjust to taste)
3 pandan leaves (or 1/2 tsp extract)
  • Tie pandan leaves in knots (aka bruise them)
  • Heat milk & pandan
  • Add agar agar & stevia and dissolve
  • Juice & zest lime
  • Combine well
  • Pour into moulds or cute bowls
  • Set for 30+ mins
  • Enjoy!
If you're looking for a lower calorie option with a firmer texture why not use the same flavour profile without the soy milk and make these. They're under 10 calories per 1 cup serve and are great to have with fruit as a low cal dessert.

Pandan and Coconut Jelly Cakes
Makes 8 serves (1 cup each)
4 tsp agar agar
8 cups water
8 tsp coconut essence
40 drops stevia (to taste)
8 pandan leaves
Zest of 1 lime (optional)
  • Tie pandan leaves in knots (aka bruise them)
  • Heat water and pandan
  • Add agar agar and stevia
  • Stir to dissolve
  • Pour into moulds or cute bowls
  • Set for 30+ mins
  • Enjoy!
I hope you give these a go- they're super easy to make and taste great!
All the best,

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  1. I've had a bottle of pandan essence in my cupboard for ages and wasn't quite sure what to do with it - thanks for the good idea!

  2. oooh that sounds so delicious! it looks lovely!

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