Sunday, 15 May 2011

Elderflower jelly

I decided to make one of the recepies from the "Bompas and Parr" book for jelly, and this one sounded rather nice, it's elderflower made with bottle green's elderflower cordial, mmmmmm......delicious made up into a drink but even better in a jelly.

The receipe is so easy, in a jug  mix 5 fl oz of elderflower cordial with 12 fl oz of water, cut up 5 leaves of gelatine, they recommend you use a good "premium" quality gelatine, and add to a heatproof bowl,  just cover with a splash of the cordial mixture and leave for 10 mins to soften. Then, place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and allow the gelatine to melt. Next pour over the remainder of the cordial mixture, stir, and pour back into the jug.

You can add raspberries at this point if you like them or, if like me you don't, then don't bother!!

Select a jelly mould or pretty glasses and pour your jelly mixture in to set, pop into the fridge for a few hours and when it's set, unmould.

Yummy, yummy, elderflower jelly!!

I would love to try the champagne jelly but I bought a bottle and then drank it, hick, hick!! so I'm saving up my pennies for another bottle.

Bye for now,

Lucey xx


Amanda said...

love your blog lucey,i live down the road from you stockton !!
But i come from Hartlepool originally funny small world isn't it x

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I love elderflower! I have never done jelly though! I love jelly too!!! :oD

C x

Felicity said...

Oh lovely, I love that drink might have to make a jelly too, where did you get your mould from it's lovely? I've got a glass one I found in a cs but it's not as nice as yours, I really fancy a rabbit one too! Fliss xxx

Jenny at Red House said...

sounds loverly! all power to the jellymakers! jennyx

Saphy said...

mmm. looks lovely.

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh i love Elderflower what a great idea i will have to try this one ;-)) dee x

KC'sCourt! said...

The Elderflower Jelly sounds really yummy. The jelly looks perectly clear!
Julie xxxxxx

Florence and Mary said...

These look so pretty!

Victoria x

Kitty M said...

LOL Lucey! I am dying for a glass of champagne or even wine!!! But nothing for me until at l;east September boohoo - I can't even eat all the delish french blue cheeses boohoo :-(

Hope all is well with you, family and doggies? - I have such little time to blog at the moment, and Chris has had to come back to the UK until the end of the month, so we are a man short in the Tea Salon.

Lovely recipe - I must see if I can track down elderflower cordial over here ... Kisses Kitty xxx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

That looks lovely, I must try this. Have you ever made your own elderflower champayne ? It's pretty good x

Oh! Panda (Rebecca) said...

That sounds SO yummy, deffo going to give that a go!

Jelly Jam said...

This lookks delish! I'm wondering if I can make a veggie version as I love Elderflower.

polkadotpeticoat said...

that looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm sounds and looks delicious!

Good for you enjoying your bottle of bubbly Lucey lol,
Love Kristina x

Pomona said...

The jelly looks delicious - we make our own elderflower cordial, and it's just coming into bloom, so I will have to try this!

Pomona x

Kelly said...

I ghave to try this! I love elderflower jelly!! Bottle greens rocks, we love them!
Thank you so much for your last comment, Its hard being a first time mum as you hear so much advice from all over the place! I just listen to my our Mums most of the time I figure I'm ok so they must have done something right!
I have been really bad at keeping up with my commenting! I have dedicated the weekend to catching up! Now Sophie is sleeping so well I have a bit of free time in the evening!!! Yay!!!