15 December 2011


Osmanthus is one of China's top ten traditional flowers.  It has a medicinal value and since ancient times has been a widely used food ingredients.

My daughter managed to bring back a bottle of syrupy osmanthus from Hong Kong, which I used to make agar agar with.  The fragrance of the flowers is intoxicating and it spread out like golden flecks when spooned into the ready to set jelly mixture.  For a colorful presentation I added in wolfberry seeds.

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