On Sunday morning I got up early to prepare some food for our afternoon BBQ. Dad came in to the kitchen with one of his magazines and showed this recipe for Pimm's jelly. I knew we had some gelatine leaves in the cupboard and I'd bought a bottle of Pimm's the day before - I had to make it! I don't think I've made jelly since I was in primary school so I was pretty excited...
You will need:
150ml Pimm's No 1
1 lemon, rind and juice
3 gelatine leaves
Selection of chopped fruit
A couple of mint leaves
Simply heat up the Pimm's, lemonade, lemon juice and rind in a saucepan until it's just off boiling, then remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Whilst it's cooling, dampen the gelatine leaves in cold water to soften for 5 minutes. Then pour out excess water and stir them in to the Pimm's mixture until they're dissolved. Prepare half of your fruit and shredded mint in 4 small glasses. I used strawberries, blueberries, apple and orange. (In hindsight, I would change the orange for raspberries so we didn't have to mess with the skin when eating it.) Slowly pour the Pimm's mixture into the glasses, just enough to cover the fruit. This used about half of my mixture. Allow the jelly to set in the fridge, and when it has do another layer of fruit and pour more mixture over. Let it set in the fridge overnight.
I will definitely be serving mine with vanilla ice cream tonight. Grown up jelly and ice cream, perfect for a working weeknight!
PS. My last post must have helped Andy Murray become Wimbledon champion!!