Sunday, November 25, 2012

Natural Rainbow Jelly Eggs




I saw these colourful and sweet jelly eggs on Wendy's blog last month and I liked the idea of using natural colouring from fruits and vegetable instead of artificial colouring. I promised the kids that I would make these together with them during the school holidays. Today, I fulfilled that promise.

I tried to follow exactly what Wendy used but could not get the blue pea flower from any shops here. In the end, I combined the deep red/purple hue from the red dragon fruit with the carrot juice to get a bright red colour.

Besides the egg shells, we also made the rainbow jelly in my shot glasses. But no, they are not alcoholic jello shots. :)

The kids enjoyed the process very much although the whole preparation and cooking process took about 3 long hours. 

We had a colourful afternoon.






37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Aren't they beautiful? Takes a lot of patience and it's a great project for the kids to work on (and for you too). What a fun school holiday! Love the ones in the shot glasses too :)

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    1. Hi PH, yes they are and tasty too! My eldest girl was complaining about backache when I put her to bed last night. :)

      But I think it was a good session for the kids to participate and understand that good things require effort and life is very much what we make it.

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  2. OMG, OMG, Omigoshhhhhhhhhh....... it looks so beautiful with the rainbow colours! It takes some effort to makes this if we were to use the natural colouring to make this, but all I can say is it is worth it because we eat it with comfort and ease of the natural colouring. Your children must have loves this egg rainbow jelly.

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    1. Yes Mel, they love the jelly eggs and the making process.

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  3. PH had 2 expression of gorgeous. I have 3! Stunning photos as usual, Alvin. Good on you to do this with your daughters, such a participative daddy. These are memories that your kids will cherish when they grow up, and they can look back at these pictures :)

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    1. Thanks Esther. You are absolutely correct about the memories that the kids will treasure. That's one of the main reasons for having this session with them and why I started this blog.

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  4. How beautiful, Thank you for the link, you've made this look very appetising and fun!! Plus with kids around, this must have been challenging - amazing stuff

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  5. Hi, first time to your site. These rainbow jelly eggs look so beautiful, I can't help starring at them :)

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    1. Hi Ann! Welcome to my space and thanks for the encouragement.

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  6. That would make any dining table colorful. Love it!

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  7. Gorgeously-made ! I'm sure everyone will agree :D The ones in the shot glasses look so elegant ! 5 stars ! lol

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    1. Thanks Anne! Actually it was easier to make the jelly in the glasses than the egg shells.

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  8. Hi Alvin,

    The ones made with shot glasses look really good... Next time, you can make the boozy version for the adults to enjoy :p

    Zoe

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  9. Those are beyond beautiful! You are so artistic and patient. I saw eggs like these but in bright colours. I love these natural earthy colours.

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    1. Thanks Adora! Yes, even looking at the jelly can brighten up your day and the plus plus point is the natural colouring.

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  10. Beautiful colours... oh my, I dont think I have the heart to eat them :D

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  11. These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the vibrant colours, such a happy looking dessert! Too bad my kids dont eat jelly.

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    1. Hey Yen, show them this post... it might change their opinion about jelly. :)

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  12. I'm your new fan because of this post. Love the natural colorings. The rainbow eggs, layered glasses and your photos of them are all gorgeous. What a cool thing to do with your kids!

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    1. Thanks and welcome! You have a very interesting blog ... love your writing style and humour!

      OINK! OINK!

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  13. Hi my first visit here, I'm following you.
    Love the egg jelly, very pretty rainbow color. The jelly in the glass look gorgeous. Excellent photography skill.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi Amelia. Welcome and hope we can share more ideas in the future. Thanks and you have great day too!

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  14. need to put a lot of efforts to prepare this healthy jelly..but the end result look so great.

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    1. Thanks Sonia! It was "love at first sight" when I saw it on Wendy's blog.

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  15. eeks they look so pretty!!! I saw this on wendy's blog too, also love at fist sight, but so much work I kept putting it off. esp loved it when she revelaed they are all natural colourings. I do like using natural foods to flavour my agar/ jellies though mainly I've only done red ones because beetroot is easily available here and turns everything red instantly. should try the rest soon!

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    1. Yes, SH! Try it and share with us. I know you have the Pandan plant in UK. :)

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  16. We had the honor and pleasure of tasting these lovely gorgeous looking jelly and they were beyond fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Jazz! Why are you not signed in as Tigger Mummy? :)

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  17. Whoaaa!!! What a beautiful jelly!!! I think I'd need more than 3 hours to perfect this jelly. You and your kids did such an amazing job!!
    p.s. Have a wonderful trip to Melbourne and Tasmania. :)

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    1. Thanks Nami! Yes, OZ here I come!

      BTW, I just made the Nama Chocolate using your recipe. Check out my next post. :)

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