Friday, 31 August 2012

Peach Jelly

I've made this before, but this time I simplified the technique a little bit (what can I say, I'm deeply lazy) and I was surprised when the mixture came out of the food processor so foamy. But, what can you do? I poured it into my pan and stuck it in the fridge. Either it would settle out, or it wouldn't. And, in fact, it didn't. That's a good thing as it turns out! The foamy textured jelly was unusual and good.

Also those berries - right out of our garden. Wow! such a treat. But if you have no berries, a little custard, whipping cream or ice cream would also be delicious. 

6 servings
20 minutes prep time - plus 3 hours set time

3 cups diced fresh peaches (5 or 6 medium)
the juice of 1 large lime
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons plain powdered gelatine
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
berries to garnish (optional 

Blanch the peaches and peel them, and cut them into fairly small pieces. Set them aside. Juice the lime, and put it in the bowl of a food processor, along with the 1/4 cup of water. Sprinkle the gelatine evenly over them.

Heat the sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of water to a boil, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add it to the food processor, and whizz until the gelatine is completely dissolved.

Add the peaches, and process until the mixture is extremely smooth and rather frothy. You will likely need to scrape down the sides several times.

Pour the mixture into a generous 1 quart or litre mold (or a glass pie plate would work as well) and put in the refrigerator until set, about 3 hours. Unmold and serve, garnished with berries if you like.

1 comment:

Tiffany Mayer said...

This looks awesome. I'm going to have to try it.