Monday, 13 May 2013

Strawberry Gulaman

Have I mentioned that my husband is a child trapped in an adult body? I did.  And yes, he is, well, when it comes to food :-)  

One midnight, I caught him tinkering with something in the kitchen.  Knowing my husband, I know he's up to something.  Good thing I got to him on time otherwise, the kitchen will then be a mess again.  He was actually preparing to cook gulaman.  That's why he took down 2 big pots and some other things that's cluttering the cooking area.  He only walked out of the kitchen when I promised that I make him  gulaman.  And so I did, at past 12 midnight.

Gulaman is the Filipino term for jellies.  Agar-agar is the famous ingredients used by Filipinos and other Asians to make gelatin or jelly desserts.  Since ready-to-use jelly mixes are available, it is easier, faster, and more convenient to make gulaman desserts now a days. 

Here is a very simple strawberry gulaman recipe I made for my husband.  The truth is, I am not fond of any jelly dessert.  When I was still a kid, our Lola Paring will cook gulaman and I will always tell her that I don't like it because it is a "fake food". I carried that  notion that gulaman is a fake food up to now I think :-) The gulaman she used to cook before had coconut milk and raisins or pineapples in it.



Jelly mix - 1 pack
Water - as per package instruction
Sugar - 2 tsp
Strawberries, diced - 6 whole fruits or as desired

Cooking Procedure :

1.  Follow the instructions directed in the package. Boil a cup of water then dissolve the jelly mix and sugar in it.  Pour a cup of ice cold water and mix well.
2.  Transfer in a container or a moulder if you have.  Add in the diced strawberries.
3.  Place in the refrigerator and cool it there for at least 4 hours or until it sets.

Serve and enjoy ;-)


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