Failsafe Recipes: Sweet things, biscuits, desserts

Maple quark jelly

This dessert is quick and easy to make, low fat and delicious (contains dairy).

200ml water
3 tbsp maple syrup
0.5 tsp agar agar
400g quark (or strain 500g yoghurt overnight)

On a hotplate, stir together water, maple syrup and agar agar in a small saucepan until boiling. Simmer gently for 2 mins, remove and cool a little then add to the quark stirring continuously. A wand blender makes this easy. Pour into a mould or bowls and set within a hour or so in the fridge. You can gently slip the jelly out onto a plate to amuse kids with the shape.