Friday, 26 December 2014

Elderflower Jellies

This time of the year in Australia is my favorite time because we have lots and lots of fruits around with reasonable price. In summer, jelly is a good idea. Light and refreshing, easy and doesn't take long to throw some berries or edible flowers such pansy, rose or lavender for more tempting.

*pictures from 2 occasions.

4 leaves of gelatin 
1 cup water or sparking water or sparking wine
2 tbs sugar
3 elderflower cordial 
edible flowers, berries 

Soak gelatin leaves in cold water for 5 minutes or until the leaves are soft, meanwhile make elderflower  syrup by putting water into a saucepan, bring to the boil then add sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved and then add elder flower cordial, stir to combine. Remove from the heat. 
Squeez gelatin leaves to remove excess water add in to elderflower syrup, stir until gelatin leaves completely dissolve. Allow to cool to room temperature then pour into a mould, add berries or edible flower. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until completely set. I just leave them overnight.
To remove jelly from the mould, place the mould into the warm water for few seconds then turn the jelly mould onto a plate.
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