Recipe - Goji Berries & Longan Jelly


(  This traditional goji berries recipe is very popular in Asian countries, especially in the Summer.  With it's mild tangy and sweet/sour flavor, it provides a refreshing taste to wake up your taste buds!  You can find both goji berries and longans in the dried food aisle of the Asian grocery stores.  In this recipe, I am using muffin tins as the molds but feel free to use your favorite molds to make the shape you want.

Goji Berries and Longan Jelly

Yield: 18 Jellies (3 x 6-Standard size muffin tins)

Ingredients Amount
Goji Berries, dried 28 g (1/3 cup)
Longans, dried 50 g (1/2 package)
Gelatin 50 g (1 package)
Brown cane sugar 170 g
Water 1.4 L
1. Rinse dried goji berries, drained and set aside.
2. Soak dried longans in water for 1 hour.  Then drain the water (save it for later) and coarsely chopped the softened longans. 
3. Add water and sugar into a pot and bring it to a boil.  Then add the longans and the water you save from previous step to the pot.  Cook for 1-2 minutes before adding in goji berries.
4. Gradually add in gelatin powder and slight stir until dissolved.  Turn off the heat.
5.  Cool the mixture for 15 minutes.  Pour into muffin tins (or molds) and place them in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until the jellies are set.
6.  Serve cold.

Nutrient Analysis (per jelly):

Calories: 61 kcal | Carbohydrate: 13 g | Sugar: 10 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Protein: 3 g | Vitamin A: 472 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg

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