Monday, October 3, 2016

Coconut Gelatin Squares




Coconut Gelatin Squares were one of my favourite sweet treats from childhood dim sum memories. It must have been the early sign of my love for anything coconut. 

You may still able to order this dish from push carts at old-school Chinese restaurants. No doubt this is a very simple treat to create so I don't know why it took me this long to make my own version of it? 

My adaptation is completely AIP/Paleo/ Keto/ LCHF compliant. I actually do not add any sweeteners in mine, which makes them more like fat bombs for Keto and LCHF folks. My recipe produces a pretty firm gelatin, if you prefer a softer mouth feel, you can try decreasing the gelatin by 1/2 t increment to find your happy place. 

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Makes 8  1" x1" squares      Prep time 5 mins      Set time 2 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. coconut milk ( I use AROY D in tetra pak)
  • 4 oz hot, just off boil, water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup ( optional ) 
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla extract
Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl, pour in coconut milk,
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over and let sit for 5 mins to expand and soften.  
  3. Stir in hot water to dissolve gelatin. Stir in remaining ingredients. 
  4. Pour mixture into silicone mold ( like this one )  and let set in fridge, about 1-2 hour
  5. Loosen edges before popping out the squares to enjoy. 


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