Osmanthus-Goji Jelly

Osmanthus is a fragrant flower that has a sweet, apricot-like scent. In shanghai, it’s used in teas, desserts, and perfumes. Osmanthus-goji jelly Osmanthus-goji jelly blends the fragrant floral notes of osmanthus flowers with the sweet tang of goji berries, creating a beautiful, refreshing dessert!

I love making these in fun molds, like this mooncake mold — it’s an easy way to give the dessert a fun twist. If you don’t have molds you can make these jellies in a tupperware and cut them into rectangular or square bites.

where can i get osmanthus flowers?

i get mine from ranch 99 but i’ve also seen some on amazon!

i used:

  • 1 tsp agar agar powder (~4g)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium piece rock sugar (~50g) or 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp dried osmanthus
  • 2 tbsp goji berries

to make:

  • dissolve agar in about 1 tbsp of water
  • add to 2 cups of water and bring the agar solution to a boil over medium heat
  • once boiling, dissolve sugar until completely melted (taste mixture and add additional sugar as needed)
  • add in osmanthus and simmer for 3 minutes
  • then add in goji berries and simmer for another minute
  • strain into container/molds and add back in flakes of osmanthus and goji (i add about half of it back in)
  • let chill in fridge until completely set ~2 hours
  • these should be good in the fridge for 3-4 days!