Monday, February 11, 2008

Strawberry Fruit Jelly

6 oz strawberry and raspberry quick set jelly crystals (Notes & tips
Quick set jelly is made from vegetable gum (extracted from red seaweed) instead of gelatine, and sets in under an hour. Quick set jelly has a firmer texture than regular jelly. Regular and quick set jelly are interchangeable in all jelly recipes.)

3 cups boiling water
2 1/4 cup strawberries, hulled, halved

Place jelly crystals in a large heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water. Whisk until crystals have dissolved. Stir in 1 cup cold water.
Pour 1/2 cup jelly into a 3 inch-deep, 6-cup capacity rectangular pyrex loaf dish. Place in freezer for 5 to 10 minutes or until set.
Place a single layer of strawberries, cut side down, onto set jelly. Pour over another 1 cup jelly. Return to freezer for 10 minutes or until set. Repeat twice with remaining strawberries and jelly. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
Dip base of dish into hot water for 30 seconds. Invert onto a serving platter. Serve with cream if desired.

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