Monday 1 September 2014

Do Not Merely Listen To The Word

I'm not sure about you but I love the caramelised taste of gula melaka or palm sugar. Gula melaka is a common ingredient used in making many Asian desserts. It has rich flavour and deep colour, and goes very well with coconut milk.

My friend A shared this recipe with me, I have made this dessert several times and everybody loves it. This dessert tastes best if cooked with fresh coconut milk, and using good quality gula melaka. Gula melaka agar agar is traditionally served in diamond shaped cut, and on banana leaves.

Gula Melaka Agar Agar
7 inch square pan


1 pack of agar agar powder
750ml water
1 block of gula melaka about 200g (you can use more if you prefer sweeter)
250ml of coconut milk (fresh is the best)
a few pieces of Pandan leaves, knotted.


  • Cut gula melaka into small pieces (easier and faster to melt)
  • Put gula melaka, water and pandan leaves into a pot and bring to boil. Stir until all the gula melaka have melted then put through a sieve to remove any sediments.
  • Lower the heat and add the coconut milk.
  • Allow the mixture to come back to a slight boil at low heat. Don't over boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour the jelly mixture into a pan/mould of your choice. Traditionally this is made in a aluminium square or rectangle tray then cut to diamond shape when set.
  • The jelly will separate into two distinct layers as it cool, try not to shake or move the container about when it's cooling.
  • Chill in the fridge until they're ready to eat.

Bible Study is on the Book of James. James is a book about practical Christian living that reflects a genuine faith that transforms lives. In chapter 1, we learnt that Jesus teaches believers to test their faith and be doers of The Word. James encourages believers to put their faith into action, and to be servants of Jesus Christ.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22


  1. Hi Lian, oh yes I like gula melaka in dessert. I used it instead of using rock sugar for making my Bubur Cha Cha. Thanks for sharing Gula Melaka Agar Agar ^-^!

    1. Gula melaka just tastes better in local dessert especially coconut milk based type.

  2. Hi Lian,
    I love the aroma of Palm sugar too.
    I will try to use your this recipe to make into crystal jelly mooncake.
    Love the dual color tone after the agar-agar cooled.

    1. Lian,
      How many grams is your pack of agar-agar powder?

    2. Hi Doreen, the agar agar powder is 10gms.


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