Elderflower and Prosecco Jelly with Berries

This is a Jamie Oliver recipe, which is absolutely fantastic!
You can make one big jelly or as I did 4 individual ones.
To give you some idea, my glasses each hold 200ml of water and as I said I made four jellies.
Not the best picture in the world but you get the idea.
You will need:
Enough mixed soft fruit (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries) to fill your glasses.
4 leaves of gelatine - although I say 5 leaves
2 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
425ml Prosecco (sparkling Italian wine), chilled
How to do it:
Put your ripe fruit, glasses and the wine into your fridge to get everything nice and cold.
Now, put the gelatine leaves into a dish with a little cold water to soak for a minute, then drain and add the gelatine back to a bowl with the cordial.
Rest above a pan of water over a medium heat and stir constantly until the gelatine and cordial become a syrup.
At this point you can add your sugar, stir till dissolved, then remove the bowl from the heat and let it sit at room temperature for a minute or so.
Time to get your fruit and Prosecco out of the fridge.
Pour the Prosecco into your cordial mix, and then pour this over your fruit.
Some of the fruit might rise to the top, so using your finger, just push the fruit down into the jelly mix so that it is sealed and will then keep well in the fridge.

My fruit still came to the top so I gave up! The jellies were going to be eaten later that day anyway so it didn't matter too much if they were covered in jelly.
**Now at this point, Jamie says 'Put back into the fridge for an hour to set'.
My jellies didn't set that quickly! I'd say a good few hours is needed.
Also, when I make these again I will use another leaf of gelatine as the jelly wasn't set as good as it should have - don't get me wrong it wasn't that bad just could have been better. Mine were in the fridge from morning till night too.
Anyway, whatever they were good!

12 comments

  1. Refreshing and tasty Jan! You can't beat Jamie Oliver!

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  2. Ooh you really can see the bubbles. I kept seeing this and thought - must make that one day. They'd look great in shot glasses.

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  3. My sort of dessert Jan - something packed full of berries. Looks delicious.

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  4. Though it's not the best picture in the world, but I seriously really like this picture, looks so refreshing and good :)

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  5. I often forget how inspiring some of Jamie Oliver's recipe can be.

    I was just visiting a website yesterday, while researching Junk Food Day, and there he was. I must have missed this recipe. Quite interesting...

    Thanks for sharing, Jan:)

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  6. Cool, coincidentally, I have a bottle of elderflower syrup on hand, haha.

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  7. oh, this looks very fresh and healthy, got make one for my family! :D thanks for sharing!

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  8. OOOOO, that looks like such a wonderful summer time treat, Jan!

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  9. You bet I get the idea! I want an entire jug for myself :)

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  10. WoW! look so tasty Jan! I love strawberries heheheh...;)

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  11. Yum!! I bet this would taste pretty good w/ red or rose wine also!

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Cheers
Jan

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