Mango Pudding using Agar Agar Powder
Posted by icyelite on July 18, 2008
|Mango Pudding – Top View||Mango Pudding – Side View|
After eating mango pudding at my friend’s wedding dinner, I had an urge in learning how to make mango pudding. There are different types of ingredients you can use to make mango pudding. Most people are using unflavored gelatin to make the pudding that will “harden” the pudding. However, I did some research on gelatin. Gelatin is prepared by the thermal denaturation of collagen, isolated from animal skin and bones, with very dilute acid. It can also be extracted from fish skins.
Since vegetarians can’t take gelatin, I went to look for replacement for gelatin and that is the agar agar powder. Agar agar powder helps to solidify the liquid into soft texture, bouncy pudding.
Highlighted where you can see the color code of the agar agar powder
There are two types of attaining agar agar, one is by melting the agar agar stick and the other is buy the ready-made agar agar powder. Buying the ready-made agar agar powder is more convenient. However, when you are buying the agar agar powder, take note at the left hand corner of the packaging highlighted in the picture above. Look at the color of the powder, there are many colors available. To make mango pudding, you can buy yellow or buy normal agar agar powder that has no coloring when cooked. If you had bought the colorless agar agar powder, you will need to buy the mango coloring or yellow coloring to have a tasty look mango pudding.
|Mango Coloring @ S$1.04||Mango Flavor @ S$2.08|
In addition, to have a more real tasty pudding, it would be good if you can add mango flavour into the pudding. You will smell mango and taste mango pudding at the same time. The mango flavour is very strong. My finger got in contact with the mango flavour liquid, no matter how many times I wash my hand, the mango smell still linger around. Even after eating the mango pudding, my mouth still has a mango smell.
F&N evaporated Filled Milk
The type of evaporated milk can be any brand. For this pudding, I am using F&N evaporated milk. You can choose to use King of Kings brand.
Equipment required to make mango pudding:
- Pot - to boil the pudding mixture
- Big mould or small Jelly moulds
Recipe of Mango Pudding using Agar Agar Powder
1 packet of Agar Agar Powder (12g)
Finishing: Once mango pudding has settled and chilled, remove from fridge and serve to your guests.
Notes: This recipe can make about 10 – 15 mango pudding depending on the size of your mould.