We held a lunch today for my youngest she turned 1 a few weeks back. I wanted a small gathering of family and good friends to celebrate her last year. Compared to others I've thrown in the past this was very low key, I was very happy to have laid out a beautiful lunch for my family whom I don't see enough of.
We gathered around chatting of new jobs, ailments we are suffering as we get older, joked of more children, thought of our sister who couldn't make it and hoped she was feeling better today, thought of how we ought to see each other more, pull together those strings that have come lose or fallen away. A baby turning 1 ought to make us all reflect on life, on how precious it is, and on how much we all need those around us.
2 tbsp of gelatine or agar
1 cup cold water
1 cup caster sugar
Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan till hot but not boiling
this will take about 6 minutes.
Remove the coconut milk from the heat and keep in a heatproof jug,
covering it with a tea towel to keep it warm.
Wash and dry the saucepan.
In your dry saucepan add the cold water, sprinkling the gelatine, stirring over heat till it is dissolved.
Pour in coconut milk and add the sugar, keep over the heat and stir for 3 minutes or so, until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour into the mould, and carefully carry to the fridge, where it will rest overnight!