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Mint-Infused Peach Kanten

Posted May 18 2012 10:55am

Fruit aspics are referred to as “kanten’ in Japanese and Macrobiotic cookbooks. This kanten calls for the items  Agar Agar and Kuzu , both of which are detailed on our Ingredients page. These ingredients might be new to you, but they have been around for centuries. We use the products by Eden that can be purchased at  Whole Foods and Mom’s Organic Market . Another great resource is Gold Mine Natural Food Company .

2 cups of apple juice

2 tablespoons Agar Agar sea vegetable flakes

1 tablespoon Kuzu root starch

3 sprigs of mint

2 peaches (skin peeled and cut into slices)

pinch of salt

1. Place the mint in the apple juice and bring to a boil for a couple of minutes.
2. Remove the mint by pouring the liquid through a fine strainer into a bowl.
3. Return the mint-infused apple juice to the stove and add Agar Agar and salt.
4. Bring mixture to boil.
5. Simmer and stir until Agar Agar is melted.
6. In a small bowl, dilute Kuzu in cold water.
7. Add Kuzu into the Agar Agar mixture and stir until thick and translucent.
8. Place cut peaches into the bottom of a glass bowl. (I have used frozen organic peaches in a crunch. They just need to be thawed a little before placing in a bowl.)
9. Pour liquid mixture over the peaches and let cool.
10. Place in refrigerator until firm to the touch.
Makes enough for four servings.

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