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Desserts & Ices: Pimm's™ and Lemonade Striped Jelly

By Bake Club

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Preparation time 1 hour (plus cooling and setting)

Servings 4

A summery dessert that’s strictly for adults only! The layers of Pimm’s™ and lemonade jelly are topped with whipped cream, strawberries, a cucumber ribbon heart and mint sprigs, making this a sophisticated dessert to serve at a party or BBQ in the garden.

  • For the jellies:
  • 8 leaves of gelatine
  • 125ml (4fl oz) water
  • 2tsp caster sugar
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) Pimm’s™
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 75ml (3fl oz) smooth fresh orange juice
  • 300ml (½ pint) lemonade
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • To decorate:
  • ½ medium cucumber (approximately 20.5cm (8in) in length)
  • 4-8 strawberries, depending on size
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) double cream, whipped to stiff peaks
  • Small sprigs of mint
  
  • Making the jellies

    8 steps

  • 1

    Making the jellies For the Pimm’s™ jelly, soak four leaves of gelatine in a bowl in 50ml (2fl oz) of the water for 5 minutes until softened. Heat the remaining water in a saucepan to just below the boil. Add the softened gelatine and water from the bowl and stir gently until the gelatine has melted.
    How to use gelatin

  • 2

    Making the jellies Stir in the sugar until it dissolves, remove from the heat and stir in the Pimm’s™, lemon juice and orange juice. Strain the mixture into a jug and leave to cool to room temperature.

  • 3

    Making the jellies For the lemonade jelly, soak the remaining gelatine in 100ml (3½fl oz) of the lemonade for 5 minutes until softened. Heat the remaining lemonade and mint leaves in a saucepan to just below the boil. Add the softened gelatine and lemonade and stir gently until the gelatine has melted.

  • 4

    Making the jellies Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature. Strain the mixture into a jug and discard the mint leaves.

  • 5

    Making the jellies Pour the Pimm’s™ jelly into the bottom third of two clean 200ml (7fl oz) glasses and the lemonade jelly into the bottom third of two more glasses. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until set. While the jellies are setting, leave the remaining jelly in the jugs at room temperature.

  • 6

    Making the jellies When the jelly layers have set, pour the Pimm’s™ jelly on top of the lemonade layers and the lemonade jelly on top of the Pimm’s™ layers to fill the glasses by two-thirds. Return the jellies to the fridge to set.

  • Expert Tip

    If the jellies in the jugs begin to set before you are ready to pour them, re-melt by standing the jugs in a pan of hot (not boiling) water.

  • 6

    Making the jellies Pour the remaining lemonade jelly on top of the Pimm’s™ layers and the Pimm’s™ jelly on top of the lemonade layers. Chill for at least 3 hours in the fridge until firmly set.

  • To decorate the jellies

    2 steps

  • 1

    To decorate the jellies Top off each jelly with a dollop of whipped cream and some strawberry slices.

  • 2

    To decorate the jellies Using a vegetable peeler, cut four thin strips down the length of the cucumber half. Fold each strip into a heart shape and tuck between the strawberry slices. Finish by adding small sprigs of mint.

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Comments

  • paul britton 5 months ago

    Love it, do you think you could do a G and T version!


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