I made some herbal jelly and it is a lot better than the already made one from the stores. What is herbal jelly and why is it good for you? Gui ling gao is translated as tortoise jelly. But not to worry as there is no turtle parts in the ingredients. Maybe back in the old days they do but not now as it is illegal to use turtle. The herbal jelly is made out of different herbs and flowers. It help nourish our yin and clear body heat while resolve blood toxin. Also specially effective on recovering skin disorder. The taste might be a little bit bitter but taste great with syrup. Eat this chilled and it's a great dessert. A healthy one at least. :) I'm eating at least one bowl a day since I really need to remove all the heat inside me...all those hot chillies, fried food, and sleepless nights.
5 bags of gui ling gao powder
4 1/2 cups water
100 gm rock sugar
1 slab of candy sugar
3/4 cup water
1. Put 3 cups of water in a pot with the rock sugar. Boil until rock sugar dissolve.
2. While boiling sugar water, mix the 5 bags of jelly powder with 1 cup water. Mix well with a whisk.
3. After the sugar water is ready, slowly pour in the jelly powder mixture. Whisk at the same time when pouring in the sugar water. Risk the bowl with rest of the 1/2 cup of water and pour in the pot. Whisk fast to prevent lumps and for a smooth texture. The jelly thicken up really quick so prepare the molds a head of time.
4. Pour the thick jelly into the molds and let it cool and set. It will set once it cooled. Put all the jelly in the refrigerator.
5. In another pot, mix the sugar slap and 3/4 cup water to make syrup. Boil the sugar until it dissovle and bubble up. It is have a consistency of the honey. Do not over boil as it may get too thick. If that's the case then add more water in and continue to bring to boil again only until it slightly thicken.
6. Pour some syrup over cold jelly and serve.
Optional: You can serve this with honey, condensed milk, or canned fruits.