Agar agar Candy
has a contrast of crunchy on the outside
and soft on the inside.
This was once very popular
especially during Chinese New Year Celebration
later, because of the threat of using artificial colouring
many shunt from making it anymore.
Many bloggers have suggested the use of the following natural food juice:
Red - beet root
Green - pandan leaf
Agar agar Candies need long hours of drying in the sun.
The ingredients are simple
agar agar strips (37.5g packet), sugar (1 1/4 cup) and water (2 cups)
Bring all the ingredients to boil until agar agar strip is dissolved.
To add flavour:
some pandan leaves to boil together with the rest of the ingredients.
To add colour:
1 or 2 tsp of natural juice added before removing from flame.
I have scooped up some for white colour
before adding the beet root juice for the red colour.
Pour the mixture onto 1 or 2 pans to cool, to harden.
Cut into desired pattern once it does not stick to your fingers when touched,