Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Redcurrant Jelly

You can use any mix of berries for this easy jelly,
I used redcurrants with a few strawberries thrown in -
serve with a good cream - pretty and very refreshing summer pud.

I used - 1/2 lb. (250 g.) approx. redcurrants (or any amount of mixed berries)
Sugar to taste
enough Water to cover fruit
Sachet of Powdered Gelatine

Dont worry too much about the stalks and/or pips as the fruit is sieved once cooked.

Place the berries, water and sugar in a saucepan and simmer gently for approx. 10 mins. - taste for sweetness.

Sieve the fruit into a large measuring jug, so you know how much you've got.

Check the gelatine packet instructions for relevant amounts

Pour an amount of water - (check pkt) - into a separate small bowl, and sprinkle the gelatine on top.
Stir to dissolve and stir into the fruit puree.

Dont be tempted to add lemon juice, as the gelatine wont set as well.

Pour into a pretty bowl and leave in fridge to set.
Serve with sweet double or single cream.

Decorate with a few fresh berries and maybe a mint leaf or two.


doggybloggy said...

this jelly sounds oh so good....

BeadBag said...

It does taste nice - and it's pretty!