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Almond Saffron Agar-Agar

Dwiana  has so sweetly invited me for this photography contest, it’s a cool event with amazing prizes, but for me it’s kinda difficult theme, as Indonesian cooking is seldom simple and often  multi-colours instead of bi-colours. However, to honour a personal invitation I felt I had to join and I hope she’ll like my entry as well.

Indonesian cuisine, is one of of the richest cuisine in the world, so many spices and so many influences. It has influences from the east  like China, India, Middle east and from the west like Dutch and Portuguese. Nevertheless Indonesian cuisine is very distinct yet versatile by taste and appearance.

So for this event, I try to combine two of main influences  (Chinese and Indian) and a well known Indonesian ingredient agar agar


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons agar-agar powder
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • Saffron flower to sprinkle


  1. Place the water and sugar in a small pan
  2. Sprinkle over the agar-agar powder.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the evaporated milk and almond essence.
  5. Pour the mixture into a shallow 18 X 28 cm pan to set.
  6. Sprinkle with saffron flower
  7. Chill for at least 1 hour.