Yes I am an alcoholic, a self-professed one. I am not addicted to alcohol, I just seemed to enjoy it. I don't drink to get high, I drink to savour the taste and enjoy the company I have drinking with me. There's many ways to enjoy alcohol - neat, back, with mixers, cocktails or cooking. Thus I chose cooking as my theme for this alcohol challenge.
Lychee Liquor Konnyaku Jelly
Alcohol: Kwai Feh Lychee Liquor (20% alcohol).
Jelly: Konyyaku Jelly with pre-added sugar mix.
Fillings: Canned Lychee, fresh strawberries & Kiwi seeds
1. Bring the konyyaku jelly powder mix to boil with 700ml of water. Add in the lychee syrup which measures to about 300ml.2. Add in a shot of the lychee liquor (just like the pic).
3. Once boiling, turn off heat. Get ready the jelly moulds and fillings.
4. Put lychee, strawberries and kiwi seed into each empty cavity.
5. Then pour in the jelly mixture and let it set. Chill before serving.
* The reason why I chose to use konyyaku powder is that this Japanese jelly tends to have a chewy and springy texture rather compared to the normal western jello and it tasted perfect with the lychee and strawberries.
It's full of lychee flavour and when coupled with the strawberries, it has a bit of the sourish taste which is just nice. The jelly is chewy, just the way I liked it.
To fully enjoy the experiment, I brought some to KY's place and shared it with him and Rachel. I think they said it was good. Was it? Anyways, I said it was good. What's a better praise then my own self praise?!! However, I think it can be improved with adding more alcohol because obviously the alcohol content was not stong enough to be enjoyed by those people who has a high tolerance for it - especially me of course! Maybe I had a trained palate and won't be able to taste the alcohol if the jelly is not made up of 50% alcohol and 50% jelly!
I shared it with my assistant too. She was so afraid that I would drunk her with my jelly that she refused to eat before she drove home. Lol....