Osmanthus Jelly

Osmanthus Jelly Recipe

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When I was in Hong Kong 2 weeks ago, one of my shopping missions was to buy some dried osmanthus flowers to bring back to Singapore (update: it’s now easy to buy them locally).

See Also: Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly Recipe

I wanted to make a refreshing and healthy osmanthus flower tea jelly (桂花糕) with it. I love the wonderful aroma of the flowers, which is distinctive and yet, gentle at the same time.

Osmanthus Jelly Recipe

Konnyaku Jelly Powder

Osmanthus Jelly Recipe

If you are not using pre-sweetened konnyaku jelly powder, add appropriate amounts of sugar to taste.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of pre-sweetened konnyaku jelly powder (mine is 250g)
  • water (according to the konnyaku jelly powder box instructions; mine requires 1250ml)
  • dried osmanthus flowers 桂花 (1 to 1.5 tsp for every 400ml water)
  • 2 tsp wolfberries soaked in water until puffy; drained

Tools

  • jelly moulds

Directions

  1. In a pot, add water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, lower heat and then add osmanthus flowers. Simmer for a short few minutes (roughly 2 minutes).
  2. Add konnyaku jelly powder. Stir until the powder is fully dissolved. Off the flame.
  3. Add 2-4 wolfberries to each jelly mould, then pour the jelly solution prepared in step 2 to fill each mould. Let the jelly cool down a bit in room temperature and chill in fridge until the jelly is set.