Belinda came by one day and brought a bag of red fresh lychees and i was all excited that such ripe lychees are available here but was dissappointed when i tasted one, they were sweet but not as juicy. I have to make something with them as i know that i will the only one in the house who will eat them. So, i removed the seeds and passed the flesh through a food-mill to extract the juice. I had a tiny glass of fresh lychee juice which brought me back to the 60's where i used to order lychee drink which was so good and refreshing. I knew it came from a blue can and wonder if this blue can of lychee juice is still available. Must look for it the next time i visit the asian store. The rest of the juice was made into jelly with dried longan for added texture and constrast of colors.
10 gm Konnyaku powder
180 gm sugar
1 cup fresh lychee juice
750 ml water
1/4 tsp Citric Acid
Dried longan - soaked.
Mix the konnyaku powder and sugar together and mix them well.
Pour the mixture into the liquid gradually and stir till it comes to the boil and turn off the fire.
Keep stirring for 5 minutes till the bubbles disappear.
Add citric acid and coloring and stir well.
Put pieces of longan in the moulds and fill the moulds with jelly.
Chill the jelly in the refrigerator before serving