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Peach & Berry Kanten


1/2 cup peaches, sliced
1/2 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
-- blueberries, strawberries or raspberries
2 cups apple juice
1 pn sea salt
1 agar-agar bar; -- OR-- 2 tb agar-agar flakes *


Arrange fruit in a mold or bowl. Add juice, salt, and agar-agar to a sauce pan. Bring to a light boil, then stir occasionally for 5-8 minutes until agar-agar is dissolved.

Pour over fruit. Let set in a cool place or chill for 1-2 hours, uncovered, until firm.

Prep Time: 5 minutes. Cooking Time: 15 minutes.

"A colourful, flavourful, vegetarian "jell-o" sweetened without sugar. Very tasty. I used raspberries. Mine turned out quite firm (I might have cooked the agar a little too long); however, the firmness would work well if someone wanted to make it in a mould and then slice it. This dish would be an interesting addition to the breakfast table as well as the dessert table.

Robin Russell, tester

* "Agar, (also called agar-agar or kanten) is a substance extracted from seaweed, usually kelp, that can be used as an alternative gelling agent to gelatin. Because it is made from seaweed agar is rich in iodine. It is available either as a light grey powder or as sun-dried flakes. Agar is also used as the base of several commercial gelling preparations. It should be stored in a cool dry place." (source: Collins Gem "Vegetarian Food" pocket dictionary).

Recipe published: Summer, 2001

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