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This jelly is somewhere between a jelly and a thickened syrup. You can use it as a topping on cakes, on pancakes and hotcakes, or in baking.

Let's take a look at how we make coconut jelly.

Step 1: Ingredients

To make the coconut jelly you will need:

  • 400 mls coconut cream
  • 180 grams soft brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses

Step 2: Mixing the Sugar

In a bowl add the molasses to the brown sugar and keep mixing with a spoon until the sugar is an even color.

Step 3: Boiling and More Boiling!

To a pot add the coconut cream and the sugar mix then bring to the boil. Keep on the boil until the mixture has thickened and the volume has reduced to around 1 Cup.

Pro tip: sugar can burn quickly so keep an eye on it and keep stirring.

Step 4: Straining at the Bit

Allow the mixture to cool a little then pour it through a sieve to remove any lumps.

Step 5: Prepare Your Storage Jar

You'll need to heat your glass jar so it doesn't crack under the shock of hot syrup. Carefully and slowly pour in some hot water into the jar and allow a minute or so for the glass to heat through.

Tip out the water and pour in the coconut jelly.

It's now ready to use. You won't need to refrigerate this syrup.

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