Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Get Your Jelly On! Day 11 - Ms. Mat-Cha (Green Tea Pannacotta)


Meet Ms. *Mat-Cha.

She is one slippery babe.

Just throw her into hot water and she slips out of the Royal Selangor pewter jelly mould in a whoosh!

Or like how Nigella Lawson describes it in Top Chef about pannacotta (her kind)..."should have the texture of the wobble of a 17th century courtesan's inner thigh."**


Despite her wobbly shortcomings, she was a delectable creamy morsel that was enjoyed with relish.


As she whooshed around, I reckon it would have probably been safer to have eaten her in the mould with a teaspoon to avoid any mishaps. But if you want to live a little dangerously, go ahead and dip her in hot water to see how she'll melt for you. 


Green Tea Pannacotta (From Awaken the Appetite and based on a recipe by Janice Wong)

1 teaspoon gelatine powder
1 tablespoon water
150ml milk
150ml cream
3 tablespoons caster sugar
4 teaspoons green tea powder (preferably Japanese)

Sprinkle gelatine powder over water. Leave for 5 minutes or until it has bloomed. In a small pot, bring to boil milk, cream and caster sugar. Stir in the gelatine powder; whisk to blend. Mix the green tea powder with a little of the hot milk to form a smooth paste. Whisk in the paste to make sure there are no lumps. Sieve mixture into a measuring jug. Divide among the two Royal Selangor pewter jelly moulds. Chill overnight. Unmould by pouring a little water around the moulds. Loosen with a knife and turn over. If hot water is used it will melt quite quickly. Serve immediately.

An alternate way to serve would be to eat it straight from the mould as the pannacotta is very soft and creamy.

* Mat-Cha is the Japanese word for green tea

** Thanks to the Ravenous Rabbit for that useful insight into the wobble factor

Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to booliciouskl@gmail.com or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website


Baby Sumo said...

What a curvy babe!

boo_licious said...

LOL Baby Sumo! It is her courtesan ways.

Michelle Chin said...

I'm more interested in how ms matcha taste. hehe. Looks like you put enough matcha there.

mycookinghut said...

Love this match pannacotta!

ICook4Fun said...

ha ha they look so cute!!! Can't help admiring how it curve on the 2nd pix :)

boo_licious said...

Michelle - she was very delectable. Not too bitter and with a creamy bite to her.

Thanks mycookinghut, she passes Nigella's wobbly test indeed.

ICook4Fun - LOL. Yup. I'm fascinated on how gelatine gives this alluring curvy look that any girl would be envious about.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

when i first read mat cha, i kept thinking the indian phrase ma cha..haha.

this looks very good!

Ellen Whyte said...

LOL, perkasa will be round complaining about your gastro-porn!

boo_licious said...

Joe - LOL, that was what Yuri said last nite too! It was yummy. Try it at home but in a bowl so u can scoop it up to enjoy. Very soft and creamy.

Au & Target - Oh no! Doubt Perkasa even know I exist or let alone even eat jellies or pannacottas. Glad to read that Soup has left the fold for a wonderful place.

cacamarba said...

i luv it..u can open a stall/restaurant juz selling jellies.definetly ill be ur regular customer.. :)

ninazsyafinaz said...

This look refreshing!!!I got gelatine and Matcha at home..That it..I would like to make for me aswell!!TQ for sharing!

Hungry Female said...

Catching up on my blog reading and glad I came across the simple and effective looking recipe. She's definitely a luscious babe! Thanks for sharing! HF x

boo_licious said...

cacamarba - oooh, I can be the next Q Jelly and supported by Royal Selangor. Good idea.

ninazsyafinaz - very simple and wobbly like a good pannacotta should be.

Hi Hungry Female, how's Beijing? You can try this when u're sick of Beijing Duck and etc.

Kenny Mah said...

See how she would "melt" for us? I think we will melt and fall for her slippery charms oh too easily, this magnificent Ms. Matcha... ;)

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