Intro: Homemade Candy: Jelly Roll-Up
These candies are great and super easy to make. You can mold them into shapes, slice and serve them pretty, or you can transform them into candy kabobs!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
1 envelop of agar-agar powder (not gelatin), available at Asian stores or health food store, 7 g
1 c sugar
1 tbsp orange blossom water (am just using up my orange blossom water, you can flavor it with any food flavoring you like, a drop or two, a tsp, depending how you like it)
6 drops of yellow food coloring, liquid (you can use colored agar-agar, I use plain here so I colored it with yellow food coloring. If you are using plain as well, you can color it to whatever color you wish)
water, see note below
In a pot, mix everything, bring to light boil, then turn down heat to low, keep stirring, cook for another 30 minutes
Pour into rectangular non stick cookie sheet and let harden in room temperature
NOTE: in a measuring cup of 1 C, mix orange blossom water, food coloring, and enough water to the rim
Step 2: Rolling Up the Jelly
Once jelly is hardened, run through a knife on each side of the rectangle shape then lift one lightly of a side
With either berry sugar (castor/superfine) or icing sugar, sprinkle them generously on the surface, leaving a little on end side so jelly would stick once rolled
Roll nicely and slice to serve!
They are great at room temperature and super good chilled.