Peach jelly is a light and delicious Japanese inspired dessert that is easy to prepare. Serve it as is or top it with ice cream or whipped cream to give it more flair.
For this recipe we used agar, which is a type of seaweed used to make gelatin. If you are not comfortable with this ingredient, you may use any type of unflavored gelatin instead. We also used fresh white peaches, but if they are not available, canned peaches in syrup will do just fine.
4-5 strips of agar –agar
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh white peaches, cubed
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 egg whites
Rinse the agar-agar with cold water. After, place it in a pan and pour the 2 cups of water over them. Let it soak for 20-30 minutes.
Place the pan over high heat and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook it until the agar is dissolved. Stir in the sugar until it is dissolved.
Add the peaches and the lemon juice in the pan. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and then fold it into the cooled peach mixture.
Pour the peach jelly mix into a shallow dish or individual cups. Refrigerate it for at least an hour or until it is set. Serve chilled.
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