Japanese Kohakutou -- Beautiful Edible Gems
- 5 grams (1.2 teaspoonAgar Agar 1
- 200 milliliters (6.73 Ouncewater
- 350 grams (12.35 Ouncegranulated sugar
- 14 grams (1 tablespooVarious fruit juices
- Food coloring as desired
Heat 5 grams (1.2 teaspoonCape Crystal Agar Agar in 200 milliliters (6.7628 fluid ouncefresh water until the agar is completely melted.
Once melted sieve the mixture over another pot.
Then add 350 grams (12.35 ounceof granulated sugar and melt it until the mixture is frothy and stringy.
Now add 14 grams (1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoonof your favorite juice or beverage in a clean and empty container.
You may add a bit of food coloring at this step to provide a more vibrant color to the candy.
Fill the rest of your container with the agar-agar/sugar mixture. As long as it’s drinkable, and you like it, pretty much any kind of liquid will do.
Chill the containers in the fridge until they’ve hardened, then remove them from their molds and cut the block into smaller pieces however you like.
To allow the exterior to crystalize, let the pieces sit in an undisturbed area for three to five days.
Cape Crystal Brands Agar Agar is recommended available on Amazon.com
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