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,