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Fab Fruit Jelly

Fab Fruit Jelly

04/03/2011

Fab Fruit Jelly

Shop bought jellies are dead convenient, but they are full of additives - an occasional treat. If you make your own jelly, though, you can indulge a bit more often.

It's a great way to use some lovely ripe summer fruits when they're in season and cheap, but can also be made in the middle of a miserable winter day to brighten your spirits with frozen berries.

This recipe was given to me by Fi Bird of Stirrin Stuff. It makes 3-4 servings.



Ingredients

4 leaves gelatine (enough to set 600ml liquid)
250g strawberries washed, patted dry and chopped
50ml boiling water
550ml berry juice (e.g. cranberry from a carton)



Method

Put the gelatine leaves in a small bowl and cover with cold water until they are soft and squidgy (3-4minutes).
Hull the washed strawberries, cut them into small bite-sized pieces and put them in a bowl.
Put the softened gelatine leaves into the measuring jug. Pour 50ml boiling water over the gelatine leaves. Stir carefully to dissolve the gelatine.
Add the berry juice to the dissolved gelatine and make the measuring jug up to 600ml.
Divide the strawberries between the tubs, glasses or moulds, and pour the jelly over the fruit.
Put into a fridge for about 45 minutes to set.





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