Healing Foods- China Grass/ Agar- Agar Event AnnouncementOnce again Iam here with an event announcement, Healing foods food event is being guest hosted in Kitchen Samraj this month. Healing Foods event is a wonderful event started by Siri of Siri's Corner. Check out her blog for more delicious delicacy's. This month Ive chosen Agar- Agar or China Grass
Agar-agar is a gelatinous substance derived from red algae.They are mainly used as an ingredient in desserts throughout Asia.Agar (agar-agar) can be used as a laxative, a vegetarian gelatin substitute, a thickener for soups, in jellies, ice cream and other desserts, as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for paper sizing fabrics.
Agar-agar is a natural vegetable gelatin. White and semi-translucent, it is sold in packages as washed and dried strips or in powdered form. It can be used to make jellies,puddings, and custards. For making jelly, it is boiled in water until the solids dissolve. Sweetener, flavouring, colouring, fruit or vegetables are then added and the liquid is poured into moulds to be served as desserts , or incorporated with other desserts, such as a jelly layer in a cake.
In Philippine cuisine, it is used to make the jelly bars in the various gulaman refreshments or desserts such as sago gulaman (aka gulaman at sago), buko pandan, agar flan, halo-halo, the various Filipino fruit salads, black gulaman, and red gulaman. One use of agar in Japanese cuisine is anmitsu, a dessert made of small cubes of agar jelly and served in a bowl with various fruits or other ingredients. In Indian cuisine, agar agar is known as "China grass" and is used for making desserts. In Burmese cuisine, a sweet jelly known as kyauk kyaw.
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So friends , lets start making dishes out of Agar- Agar. The basic thumb rule is 1part chinagrass 6part water. For more details look into my Milk& Chocolate Agar Agar Pudding post. Let your imagination run wild n start sending your entries. Since Iam announcing them late send in the entries from today till November 8 2010.
Friends please excuse me for the logo. I will make the logo as soon as my laptop is repaired.
Make any dish with Agar Agar/ China Grass. You can also use them as a veg. substitute for Gelatin.
Link the Post To this Announcement page n to Siri's event announcement page.
Send me the following details to email@example.com
Please avoid pork n alcohol.
You can send your archieved entries, just link them to the event announcement page n mention in your current post that you are sending the recipes to the event.
Non Bloggers too can participate, just mail me the recipe n photo.
All entries must reach before November 8th 2010.
Looking forward to your entries!!!!!