Berrylicious Boozy Jelly Squares2014-09-10
- Yield : 24
- Prep Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
Serve on a tray filled with ice so the jellies don’t melt in the hot summer sun. If you don’t fancy vodka, replace with another white spirit of your choice.
- 200 grams sugar
- 700 mL berry fruit juice
- 6 sheets leaf gelatin (or, if using powdered, use 5 tsp)
- 259 mL vodka
In a small saucepan, add the sugar and 300ml of fruit juice. Stir over a low heat until dissolved (but not boiling). Remove from the heat.
Soak the gelatin leaves in about 2 – 3 cups of cold water. Allow to stand for a few minutes until the sheets are completely softened. (If using gelatin powder, sprinkle over 100ml cold water. Allow to stand until the gelatin has absorbed the water. Place in a pan of hot water for a few minutes until it melts, then add to the fruit juice).
Remove the gelatin leaves and squeeze out any excess liquid, then add to the warm fruit juice and sugar mixture, and stir until the sheets have completely dissolved.
Add this to the remaining fruit juice in a large bowl. Stir in the vodka.
Refrigerate for 4-5 hours until set.
To remove, turn out the jelly onto a board, remove the cling film and cut into squares (depending on the size of your spoons, the cubes will vary), 5 x 5 makes 20 squares.
Serve the vodka berry squares on spoons laid on a tray of ice.