I made this batch of Koi Fish Jelly during Lunar New Year..Yes I know Chinese New Year was over..Sorry for the late posting.I remember during last year Chinese New Year ,I saw Anncoojournal posted some beautiful Koi Jelly Fish , I was very impressed with the vibrated color..When I visited Malaysia during summer ,I keep remind myself I have to get some Koi Fish mold.My mom told me not to buy any since she have few unused mold.She gave me 2 different sizes of Koi Fish jelly mold but unfortunately the biggest mold can't fit into my overloaded luggage..Luckily I was able to bring 2 medium size molds back with me.I adapted this recipe from AnncooJournal. I always admired Ann's cooking and baking idea and creativity,not to said her amazing photography presented.If you don't believe me,just hop to her blog.
150ml Fresh milk (I used Hazelnut flavor creamer)
9g Agar agar powder (gelatin powder)
2-3 pandan leaves
2 Fish molds
12 Blackcurrant (I used Blueberry for the eyes)
Refer the tutorial here!!
1:Using scissors to cut black currants into half and roll into tiny nibs with your finger tips as fish eyes.(I selected the smallest blueberries) Tie pandan leaves into a small knot.
2:Boil water, sugar, agar agar powder and pandan leaves together, keep stirring water until boil at medium heat. Off heat and stir agar agar liquid for another 2-3 minutes. Discard pandan leaves.
3:Put agar agar liquid under double boiler or at low heat to prevent agar agar liquid set quickly. ~ stir occasionally.
Using a tweezers and dip black currant into agar agar liquid then place black currant on the fish mold eyes. It will sticks quickly.
4:Take 2 tsp of agar agar liquid into a sauce plate and add a drop of coloring into it (any color you prefer) and mix well. (I used 3 colors ~ red,lefty green and lemon yellow)
5:Using the back of the teaspoon(I used tiny brush),smear the colored liquid quickly on fish mold body ~ mix any color you like. (if the colored liquid has set, add a little hot agar agar liquid to dilute it),
6:After the colored liquid set on the fish mold, reboil the plain agar agar liquid. Off heat and pour fresh milk into it and stir for another 2-3 minutes and gently pour it into molds (cool down the liquid if it is too hot).
7:Chill agar agar Koi fish in fridge for at least 2-3 hours or overnight before removing from the fish mold.