Friday, January 23, 2015

Jewelled Jelly

Rainbow Jelly
I am a sucker for beautiful food and I have been reading about this jelly for quite some time.  It looks so pretty that everyone makes a beeline for it- children and adults and most people come back for seconds.  I observed this at our last party and enjoyed scraping the dish clean and yes- even licked my fingers.  You can call it what you like and use as many colours as you can, the end result is absolutely stunning.  This is the recipe for  Jewelled Jelly, Rainbow Jelly, Stained Glass Jelly, Broken Glass Jelly, Mosaic Jelly or whatever you choose to call it.

The Recipe:

3 packets  jelly  - different colours; 400 gm Marigold Condensed Milk; 

3 tbsp unflavoured gelatin; 4 ½ cups boiling water; ½ cup cold water

Dissolve each packet of jelly crystals in half the quantity of  boiling hot water mentioned in the instructions on the packet.  I used 1 cup of boiling water for each packet.  Pour into heat resistant boxes or glass bowls and refrigerate overnight.  Next day unmould and cut into cubes or desired shapes.  
After chilling the four flavours, cut the firm and set jelly into desired shapes.  Mix them together in a large pyrex dish.  I used a rectangular one.

Place 3 tbsp unflavoured  gelatin in a bowl and pour 1/2 cup cold water over it.  When it doubles in quantity and has absorbed the water add  add ½ cup boiling water and dissolve completely.  Stir in the  condensed milk.  Pour over the mixed jelly and refrigerate overnight.

Serve in the bowl.

This has to be one of the prettiest desserts I have made.