Healthy Raspberry Jelly
Matt and I invited our friend and his two young children over for dinner as they were in the middle of moving to their new home. How can we not relate to the stress, running the fridge very low and overall craziness when moving...with or without children.
Spaghetti bolognese is what I decided to make, a favourite dish for most children. For dessert I wanted a fresh, easy, yummy and light dessert that I could make before hand. Fond childhood memories being served jelly, custard topped with fruit, filling our salivating mouths with approval and with the yearning for offerings of seconds. It ticked all my intentions.
Sure, I could have juiced fruit and mixed with gelatine but being mid week, time poor, sports training and other commitments, juicing simply was not going to happen.
While the kettle was on the heat for my morning cuppa, I pulled gelatine, Raspberry cordial, a jug and whisk all ready to go. Couldn't be any quicker than that!
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1/4 - 1/2 cup Roar Cordial
1 - 1 1/2 scoops Gelatine ( Nutra Organics scoop comes inside packet )
NOTE: Gelatine, please look for grass-fed gelatine at your health food or fine greengrocer. At the supermarkets there is Dr Oetker, found in baking section. It is a product of Hungary that is pure gelatine, no additives nor preservatives:)
1. In a 500ml plus capacity jug add gelatine and cold water, mix well.
2. Pour 1/4 cup cordial then hot water, stir to mix.
3. Taste the liquid. If you want sweeter add just a little bit more cordial. Please keep in mind what fruit, if any your going to garnish your jelly with AND if your going to serve with a dollop of ice-cream, custard or cream.
Once your satisfied with the taste, pour into serving cups or bowl then straight into fridge. Sets in 45 mins. Makes 7 serves.
I bought vintage dessert coupes from an op-shop. I love them as they're glass and perfect portion control. Would even work well for individual prawn cocktail.
I did decide to place just 1 teaspoon of cream ( neat ) then top with black seedless grapes, blueberries and strawberries...YUM.
My heart or stomach really was urging to me to make Crème Anglaise ( custard ) but really had zero time to allocate.
No fuss mid week dessert that's also perfect for your next party or BBQ.