Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coffee Jelly

A no-cook, no-bake dessert. Mix, chill and serve, yup, that easy!

before chilling

  • jelly (gulaman) powder
  • coffee
  • condense milk
  • all-purpose cream
  • sugar, optional
  • water (for the jelly mix)
close-up shot

  • Cook the jelly (gulaman) powder according to package instructions. Be sure to add a liberal amount of coffee but not too much, as you don't want your jelly to become super bitter. If and when you went overboard, a sprinkle of sugar will do the trick *wink*. Cool and cut it into cubes.
  • In a deep bowl, preferably one with a lid, mix the jelly with the rest of the ingredients (condense milk, all-purpose cream).
  • Here's the deal - if and when you made the jelly a little bland, mix a little amount of coffee on the condense milk and all-purpose cream mixture like what you usually do in a tiramisu mix to reinforce the coffee taste in the cream and cover the lack thereof in the jelly.
  • Taste test, tweak until you're satisfied and then, chill.
chilled coffee jelly

An ambrosia for the coffee lovers :)

badge made by willa

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Garlic Shrimp

Another easy dish to whip up for no-meat Fridays :)

  • fresh prawns (sugpo)
  • garlic, minced
  • oil
  • butter
  • hot water

  • Blanch the prawns. Take off everything (shell, head, tail). Set aside.
  • Heat a little oil before putting in the butter to prevent it from burning.
  • Drop the minced garlic and peeled prawns, saute until the garlic is roasted and the prawns are coated with butter.
  • Serve over steaming white rice.
  • Chili vinegar dip is optional but recommended.

It's as easy as one, two, three, right?