Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cavalock and The Jiggy Jello Collection

In the words of Will Smith, let's get jiggy! Here are more kitchen relics I found in the old family home again. First up are jelly or jello moulds from the 50s or 60s. It's kinda amazing the different shapes and sizes they all come in and I really like bigger ones. The tiny ones would be great for jello shots. Now I don't actually remember seeing these being used although my late Mom did make jelly on a pretty regular basis but that's like after we moved to another house. And when she made them, they were in glass or crystal bowls like the ones I found earlier.

The Imperial Navy jello mould! Only geeks will get this.
These glass jelly bowls or "blows" are the kind that my late Mom would make for us when we moved out of the family home. So she would add cocktail fruits in them too and I would always go for the grape or raspberry ones. Didn't like the lemon or orange flavors cos they were always too sour. I found a whole lot more of the glass or crystal bowls so I guess when we moved out all them decades ago, we left some behind in the dusty kitchen cabinet.

Now I'm seriously tempted to try some agar-agar or jello recipes. Been searching online for some simple ones involving coconut cream and espresso since I got easy access to both. And I found this simple enough recipe from Serious Eats on coffee-coconut agar agar.

It turned out better than I expected. Minor problems I had was deciding when to pour the second coffee layer and gauging how much to pour cos you wanna make sure the proportions are right. You also don't wanna pour the second layer too fast and hard otherwise it'll break the first layer, you gotta spread it out gently with a spoon. So watch out for all that if you are doing any double or triple layer agar agar.

Check this out! The coconut coffee combo was great and eating something that came outta a 50 or 60 year-old relic is quite an unforgettable experience.


Anonymous said...

a moving post, thanks for sharing

Cavalock said...

Thanks for dropping by ... wait ... "moving" as in jiggly, hah, I get it! :)

Anonymous said...

...actually..I wasn't being that clever but glad it made :D