Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Strawberry Gelatine

I love gelatine desserts in the summer - they are just so refreshing, and not too filling either. The exact amount of sugar will depend on how sweet your strawberries are, so do taste and adjust.

6 to 8 servings
20 minutes prep time - 2 to 3 hours set time

1 quart strawberries
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup sugar
the juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tablespoons powdered gelatine
1/2 cup boiling water
extra strawberries to garnish

Wash and hull the strawberries.  Put them in a food processor or blender with the 1 1/2 cups cold water, the honey and the sugar. Start with 2 tablespoons of sugar, and once everything is processed, taste and add a little more if necessary.

Process the berries until very smooth, with no visible pieces left at all. Strain the mixture into a mixing bowl, discarding any seeds or pieces that won't go through.

Put the water on to boil. Squeeze the lemon juice into a small bowl, and sprinkle the gelatine over it to soak while the water boils. Stir in the boiling water, stirring well until the gelatine is completely dissolved. Add the gelatine mixture to the strained berry purée, mixing well.

Divide the mixture into individual serving dishes. I find there is a certain amount of froth on the top; this is fine, in fact it becomes a feature of the jelly. Refrigerate the jellies until set; 2 to 3 hours. Serve garnished with extra strawberries, or a dab of whipped cream if you like. Alas, I didn't have any.


From The Homesteading Cottage said...

Great recipe! Anything strawberry is a favorite summer treat (:

I just found your blog and can't wait to come back for more posts! Hope you have a lovely week!!


Ferdzy said...

Thanks, Michele! You too.