Red & White Strawberry Hip Hop Pudding

by - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 Red & White Strawberry Hip Hop Pudding 1
August is a special month for three South East Asian countries –Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia- since the three neighbors celebrate their independence in that month. Singapore comes first celebrating its independence followed by Indonesia and Malaysia. Yesterday, August 17th, Indonesia celebrated its 66th birthday. I was actually to come with red and white themed food posting on the previous day; to celebrate the Independence Day with our national flag’s theme, red and white. But since I was not in a good shape yesterday (cough, flu, and fever), I could only directly go to bed after joining morning Independence Day flag ceremony in campus that it happened me to delay posting for today. I didn’t make a bento for celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day just like I did last year. Besides I don’t do bentoing during fasting month this year, I don’t even have much time to spend for cooking in the kitchen since the activities in campus always keep me busy from morning to late afternoon. So for fasting month this year, I often buy the food instead of cooking it by myself :D

Mbak Tika, one of Indonesian Food Blogger Club members (an Indonesian foodie club in FB), arranged a special event for celebrating our national Independence Day requiring us the members to post something with red and white theme. I then remember about a hip hop strawberry pudding that I made last year with my boardinghousemates on Ramadhan month. Why is the pudding named hip hop? I have no idea; it was inspired by a pudding named hip hop whose recipe calls for the use of cute colorful jelly balls. It might be because of the jelly balls used, the pudding named hip hop, what a really cool name :D.

The story of this strawberry hip hop pudding began last year on a Ramadhan month when my friends and I looking for a simple recipe for iftar (fasting breaker) in my recipe books collection. One of my friends found  a hip hop pudding recipe and was inspired by it. I then remembered that I had white agar-agar and strawberry flavored jelly powder. As we didn’t have the jelly balls, we manually made the jelly balls from strawberry jelly by using fruit baller (yes, it DID take time :D). We added a drop of red food coloring to the the strawberry jelly mixture before cooking it to make it more reddish, instead we would have pink jelly ^^. We didn’t follow the meauserement suggested by the recipe, we were only inspired by the hip hop idea.

Red & White Hip Hop Strawberry Pudding 2

When the strawberry jelly balls were ready, my friends cooked the white agar-agar with water mixed with white milk and added it with sugar and a pinch of salt. Before turning off the heat, we added soaked biji selasih (Selasih seeds/Chia seeds) to the agar-agar mixture and stirred it well.  After done, we poured the agar-agar mixture into a pudding mold. We waited for minutes until the pudding cooling down (but still in the liquid form and not solid yet) before we put in the jelly balls into the pudding. After becoming solid, we put the pudding in a refrigerator and got a very nice slice of sweet hip hop pudding for iftar ^^. We were happy! :D

Red Strawberry

Happy 66th Birthday my beloved Indonesia! 
It’s always my pride to be part of you ^^

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19 comments

  1. @Ran Orkid: Yes it is :D. It's also so simple to make, don't you want to give it a go? So perfect for iftar time :D

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  2. Haaaaa....thanks so much for your entry on Red & White event :D. Lovely photos and interesting recipe.

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  3. @Mbak Tika: It's my great pleasure to join the even mbak :D. Haha, it's both interesting and simple :D

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  4. Gosh! This is so pretty. I definitely love to make this for sure.
    BTW I saw some bloggers in US said this is kiwi seeds but I remember this is biji seeds, may I know what is biji seeds?

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  5. @Journal Mommy Yenny: Suegeerrrr mbak kalo dah keluar dari kulkas, wanna have more and more :D

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  6. @Anncoo: Thanks a lot Ann, yes try this! :D. I suggest you to use ready-to-use jelly balls that you can find in the supermarket. I'm sure the result will be prettier when you get the slice.

    In Indonesia it's called "biji selasih" or selasih seeds. The seeds come from Kemangi/Indonesian sweet basil's seeds. A friend told me that biji selasih is also called "chia seeds". When I googled chia seeds, yes I found the same picture for "biji selasih" :D

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  7. Looks very refreshing and pretty! Cocok nih Ta buat buka puasa dan cuaca panas kayak sekarang :d:

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  8. @Lia Chen: Thanks Mbak Lia :D. Iya bener bgt, cuman sayang Ramadhan sekarang males bikin lagi soalnya sendiri di kos, anak2 pada mudik T___T

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  9. that looks soooooo tasty *yammy* now i am hungry :-( i will have it *cry*

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  10. @Anncoo: You're welcome Ann ^^

    @melonpan: Yes you're right, it's so sweet and fresh ^^. Oh no, please don't cry... Come over to my house and I'll make you one :D

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  11. aku ga punya apa2 buat 17an.... huaaaaaaaaa... *nangis sesenggukan* nama agernya sih gaul banget loh ta, haha. dan keliatannya super duper seger banget. inspiratif! haha

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  12. @Momon: Iya Mon, simpel dan seger bgt hehehe, plus ekonomis lah... Makanya buruan tuh si red velvet segerong ditayangkan mumpung bulan Agustus masih bertengger sayang hehehe :D

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  13. Hi Tata! Hope you're feeling better now.
    This is a very beautiful post with all the great pics you took! Your hip hop pudding is such a beauty and sure looks delicious! :D

    Have a great weekends!

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  14. Hi Tata, I am finally back again :D)! Your creations are still lovely as usual and this pudding looks so refreshing...!!

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  15. @Lyn: Thanks a lot Lyn! Even If I were sick right now, your comment is such a heal :D

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  16. @Cooking Gallery: Hi, CG! Happy to have you back again :D. Yes, it is, thank you ^^. Don't you want to make one? :D

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