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Elderflower jellies with fresh raspberries recipe

by Lucy Crabb on Thursday, 16 August 2012

The strong muscat scent of elderflowers not only works well with gooseberries but also with raspberries.

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 10 mins

    plus setting
  • Cooking time 5 mins

  • Total time 15 mins

  • Calories 100 per serving

Ingredients

  • 150ml (1/4 pt) elderflower cordial
  • 5 leaves gelatine, soaked in cold water
  • 150g (5oz) raspberries
to serve
  • vanilla ice-cream

you will need

  • 4 pretty glasses to serve

Tip

If you want to turn out the jellies, increase the gelatine to six leaves. Set in small metal pudding basins that have been rinsed out with cold water.

Preparation

  1. Place the cordial in a small saucepan and heat gently to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat, squeeze the excess water from the soaked gelatine leaves and add to the cordial, stirring until the gelatine is completely dissolved. Pour into a bowl and add 300ml (1/2 pt) cold water. Stir well and when cold, chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, checking regularly until it starts to thicken- you want it to be thick enough to hold the raspberries without them floating to the top.

  2. When the jelly is thickened but not set, stir in the raspberries and divide between the glasses. Return to the fridge and leave for 4-5 hours or overnight until completely set. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and some extra raspberries.