Jelly and Jelly Slice

I wasn’t planning on posting any recipes this early in the new year, but as I’ve come up with quite a few new ones for summer it seemed a shame not to post them during summer.

Today’s recipes are jelly and jelly slice. ¬†Not that special really – unless you can’t buy those convenient little packets of jelly crystals in the super market ūüôĀ . ¬†Oscar had surgery a few days before Christmas and I had promised him some jelly for when he got home, so I made some lemonade and pear jelly cups. ¬†He ate three of them for dinner the day he got home! ¬†Then, in anticipation of the heat wave yesterday I made jelly slice. ¬†I used a pretty basic recipe as a guide, and used the lemonade jelly with a few drops of food colour.

I’ve included all the recipes, plus a previously posted one for paw paw jelly.

 

Jelly Slice

Serves 24
Prep time 3 hours
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Picnic
Easy jelly slice with no artificial additives, preservatives or colours.

Ingredients

  • Canola oil spray

Base:

  • 1 packet Milk Arrowroot biscuits, 250g (or other suitable plain sweet biscuits)
  • 170g butter or Nuttelex (melted)

Filling:

  • 1 tin skim condensed milk, 400g
  • 3 teaspoons gelatine (See Notes)
  • 1/4 cup water

Filling: (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice substitute (Refer to Basics Page)

Jelly:

  • 4 cups Schweppes preservative-free lemonade (See Notes for alternatives)
  • 6 teaspoons gelatine (See Notes)

Jelly: (Optional)

  • Hoppers Natural Food Colours

Directions

1. Line a tray 27 x 22 cm and 4.5 cm deep with aluminium foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides to be able to lift the slice out at the end. Lightly spray with the oil.
Base:
2. Finely crush the packet of biscuits and combine with the melted butter or Nuttelex.
3. Press the biscuit mixture firmly into the lined tray.
4. Place the tray in the fridge and allow to set for about 30 minutes.
Filling:
5. In a medium bowl combine the condensed milk and lemon juice substitute (if using). Set aside.
6. Dissolve 3 teaspoons of gelatine in 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over low heat. Allow to boil gently for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Add the gelatine to the condensed milk and blend well.
8. Pour the condensed milk over the biscuit base and return the tray to the fridge for an hour, or until set.
Jelly:
9. Dissolve 6 teaspoons of gelatine in 1 cup of lemonade in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over low heat. Allow to boil gently for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10. Pour the remaining lemonade into a medium sized bowl and add a few drops of natural food colouring (if using).
11. Add the gelatine mixture to the lemonade and combine well.
12. Pour the jelly over the set filling and return the tray to the fridge for an hour, or until set.
Serving:
13. Once the jelly has set, lift the slice out of the tray and cut into 24 slices.
14.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
Jelly Slice

Note

Low Chemical / Moderate Salicylates

 

Refer here for the lemon juice substitute recipe.  If you are limiting or avoiding citric acid this can be left out.

Most gelatine contains preservative 220, however this can be boiled off as I've done in this recipe.  Very sensitive people may still have a problem with this.

Natural food colours contain very high levels of salicylates, however as the colouring is used in such a small amount, it may be suitable to use for those who can tolerate moderate levels of salicylates, or as an occasional treat.  An orange coloured jelly can also be made by soaking a few threads of saffron in the lemonade before adding the gelatine.

Lemonade contains some salicylates but is usually OK for most people.  You can use any other liquid as an alternative to the lemonade, such as magic cordial, pear syrup or sugar syrup.  The jelly used in this recipe is a double quantity of my lemonade jelly recipe; you can also use double quantities of my paw paw jelly or pear jelly recipes.

 

Lemonade Jelly

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical
Meal type Dessert, Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Picnic
Lemonade Jelly, free of artificial preservatives, additives and colours.

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons gelatine (See Note)
  • 2 cups Schweppes Preservative Free Lemonade

Directions

1. Dissolve the gelatine in 1/2 cup of lemonade in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over low heat. Allow to boil gently for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the remaining lemonade and stir well.
3.
Pour into four individual jelly moulds or a medium sized bowl and place in the fridge to set, about 1 hour.
Lemonade Jelly

Note

Moderate Salicylates, Low Amines, Low Glutamates

Most gelatine contains preservative 220, however this can be boiled off as I've done in this recipe.  Very sensitive people may still have a problem with this.

Lemonade contains some salicylates.

To add some colour to the jelly, soak a few saffron threads in the lemonade before making the jelly, or use a few drops of Hoppers Natural Food Colours.

The basis for this recipe is the Jelly Cups recipe in The Failsafe Cookbook.

Pear Jelly

Serves 4
Prep time 1 hour, 10 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Dessert, Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Picnic
Pear jelly, free of artificial preservatives, flavours and colours.

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons gelatine (See Note)
  • 1/2 cup syrup from pears in syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup pear juice (Refer to Basics Page)

Optional

  • 1 pear half in syrup (diced)

Directions

1. Dissolve the gelatine in the syrup in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over low heat. Allow to boil gently for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the pear juice and stir well.
3.
Place a few pieces of the diced pear into the bottom of four individual jelly moulds or a medium sized bowl and pour the jelly mixture over the top. Place in the fridge to set, about 1 hour.
Pear Jelly

Note

Low Chemical / Failsafe

Most gelatine contains preservative 220, however this can be boiled off as I've done in this recipe.  Very sensitive people may still have a problem with this.

The basis for this recipe is the Jelly Cups recipe in The Failsafe Cookbook.

Paw Paw Jelly

Serves 3 or 4
Prep time 1 hour
Allergy / Intolerance Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Dairy, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates, Wheat
Suitable for Amines Challenge, Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Amines Allowed, RPAH Elimination Diet - High Chemical
Meal type Dessert, Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Picnic
Natural paw paw jelly.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Gelatine
  • 100ml Hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Paw Paw (chopped)
  • 400ml Syrup from pears in syrup

Optional

  • Fruit (red/golden delicious apples, bananas, pears) (peeled and chopped)

Directions

1. Combine the gelatine, hot water and brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes. This will remove the sulphates from the gelatine.
2. Add the paw paw and 100ml of the syrup to a food processor and process until puréed.
3. Add enough syrup to the paw paw purée to make up 400ml. Add the gelatine and mix through.
4. Place some fruit (optional) in the bottom of 3 or 4 jelly moulds or small bowls then pour in the jelly mixture.
5. Place in the fridge to set, about 1 hour.

Note

High Amines, Low Salicylates, Low Glutamates

Most gelatine contains preservative 220, however this can be boiled off as I've done in this recipe.  Very sensitive people may still have a problem with this.

Optional -  use different types of fruit to place in the bottom of the cups:

  • Bananas (moderate to high amines)
  • Red or Golden Delicious apples (moderate salicylates)
  • Pears

 

 

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