Agar & Young Coconut Jelly ( Woon Ma Praw Orn )

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A jelly made from slices of young coconut (the green coconut that has soft flesh). You can buy young coconut flesh in tins from Asian grocers. The coconut base for this dessert is a little salty, as is typical for Thai desserts.

Ingredients for Clear Layer
5 gms Agar Powder
600 ml Water
50 gms Young Coconut Meat
150 gms Sugar

Ingredients for the Topping
5 gms Agar Powder
500 ml Coconut Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Preparation Clear Part
1. Mix the agar with water, and heat on the stove until the agar has dissolved.
2. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
3. Slice the young coconut flesh into strips. Pour the agar in the mould half way (leave room for the topping), and drop in the slices of young coconut.
4. Place in the fridge to set quickly while you make the topping.

Preparation for the Topping
1. Mix the agar powder with the coconut milk, sugar and salt and heat until dissolved.
2. Top up the jelly moulds with this mixture.

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