Clearspring Agar Flakes, a sea vegetable gelling agent. Clearspring Agar Flakes are prepared in the traditional way in Japan by cooking selected sea vegetables until soft then naturally freeze drying outside in the winter sun and snows. They have a neutral flavour and are free from any chemical bleaching or softening agents.
Agar Flakes are a high quality vegetarian alternative to gelatine for making desserts, jellies and aspics.
The following ratio is recommended: one heaped tablespoon of agar flakes for 250ml of liquid. If the liquid being used is acidic then more agar flakes would be needed. Sprinkle over the liquid in a saucepan before heating. Heat without stirring, then simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flakes dissolve. Pour into a mould and cool to set.