Cat Eye Jelly ( Wun Ta Maiw )

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A fun little dessert, of agar jelly with eyes in a heart shape made to resemble cats eyes. The eyes are yellow bean flavoured with coconut milk.

Ingredients for Jelly
5 gms Agar
200 ml Water
Food Coloring
50 gms Sugar

Ingredients for Eyes
20 gms Yellow Soya Beans
100 ml Coconut Milk
50 gms Sugar

Preparation
1. Soak the yellow bean in warm water for 2 hours, then steam them for 20 minutes by placing them in bowl inside a Chinese steamer.
2. Pound or blend until the beans are ground up.
3. In a small saucepan, place the ground beans, sugar and the coconut milk, then stir over the heat to reduce the mixture to a thick paste, and leave to cool.
4. When the bean paste is cool, take small pieces of it and roll it into balls.
5. Mix the agar with the water in a saucepan and heat until the agar has dissolved. Add a drop or two of food colouring. Then leave to cool, but don't leave it too long or the agar will set.
6. Pour the agar into the mould as it's just getting thick, put two eyes in the correct place, then leave to set.

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