Sunday, 29 June 2014

Elderflower and Blueberry Jelly

I do like a jelly; easy to make, it doesn't need many ingredients, it looks lovely and it makes for great entertainment when trying to serve it into smaller bowls. You might have seen I made some elderflower cordial recently and other than trying it with sparkling water in the evenings this elderflower and blueberry jelly was what I rustled up to take to a Sunday evening BBQ with my parents. A fantastic dessert to make in advance and forget about in the fridge.
To make enough for four generous servings:
150g blueberries
1 pint water and elderflower cordial, mix it slightly stronger than you would to drink
1 sachet powdered gelatine
8 tbsp boiling water (or whatever your gelatine says!)
Put the blueberries into the bowl you will serve the jelly in.
Add the hot water to a large measuring jug and sprinkle the gelatine on top. Stir to make sure the gelatine is well mixed in and fully dissolved. I ended up adding a little more water to help the gelatine along.
Pour in the elderflower cordial mix and stir together well.
Add the elderflower mix to the blueberries and refrigerate until set.
I'm not sure why some of the blueberries sank but the majority floated; it didn't matter at all, if anything it added a slight curiosity to the dessert. A large serving spoon is your friend when serving this up lest it wobble its way off a smaller spoon onto the table or floor. I made it in a bowl as I thought it looked pretty but you could divide it between glasses or jars as I did for my blackberry and perry jelly previously. I love the delicate colour of the elderflower jelly broken up with the little blueberries. The flavours worked really nicely together too; a light bowl of summer perfect for the warm evenings.

14 comments:

  1. I so seldom make jelly but yours looks so pretty with the floating blueberries that I am now inspired :)

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  2. Beautiful. I sort of get the scent from here. Really, need to search where to find elderflower at my place.

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  3. Oh, this jelly looks lovely with those blueberries.. :)

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  4. So pretty! Who doesn't love jelly?

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  5. OK, so at first I though you were talking about jelly as in a jam, but this is a really cool gelatin dessert! Very neat idea!

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  6. You've brought back memories of my mothers homemade jellies and I love your blueberries floating. So very pretty.
    Sam

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  7. That sounds like fun. It happens to be the case I made some elderflower cordial this year, as well. Hm ... I could do with an elderflower and red currant jelly, that is if the red currants survive long enough. Thanks for the idea already ...

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  8. Well, I'd be annoyed if the Blueberries didn't stay where I put them! :)

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  9. What a tasty jelly recipe, I love the blueberries with it :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. What an elegant and flavorful dessert...

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

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  11. here you are with the elderflower again. :) this sounds delicious!

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  12. Gosh, what a wonderful jelly! I've had plenty of blueberry jelly, but don't recall ever having elderflower. This looks terrific! Thanks so much.

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  13. fun jelly love the taste of elderflower

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  14. So pretty! I've never even tasted elderflowers, but I do love blueberries.

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