Almond Curd

This traditional Japanese dessert would make the perfect way to round off any meal.


Serves: 2

  • 4g powdered kanten
  • 50g sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 300ml milk or soy milk
  • 2-3 drops of almond essence
  • A tin of fruit cocktail (450g)


  1. Place the kanten and water in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add milk and bring to the boil again.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the almond essence. Pour the mixture into a damp tub and refrigerate.
  3. When it is set, cut into small oval shaped pieces and serve with the tinned fruit and its syrup.