February 15th 2016
Amelia Freer: Summer berry jellies recipe
July 31st 2016 / 1 comment
Enjoy a refreshing dessert with nutritionist Amelia Freer's jelly recipe, including a vegan-friendly option
I love these delightful, easy, summery jellies, making the most of our vibrant seasonal berries. They are not too sweet and are so refreshing. I’ve included a vegan-friendly version for those of you who do not eat gelatine.
RECIPE 1 – The Gelatine
4 leaves of gelatine
450ml elderflower pressé
200g mixed berries
fresh mint leaves, for garnish
Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl with 100ml of cold water for 4–5 minutes, until they swell and soften. Remove them from the bowl, squeezing out any liquid. Put them into a pan with 3 tablespoons of the elderflower and stir until it melts, then combine with the rest of the elderflower and pour into 6 glasses, placing a mix of berries in each and a small mint leaf or two, if you have some.
Leave to set in the fridge overnight, or for at least 3–4 hours.
RECIPE 2 – The Vegan
450ml coconut water or elderflower pressé
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons agar flakes
200g mixed berries
Place the coconut water, honey and lemon juice in a small pan (or use elderflower, without the honey and lemon). Stir, then sprinkle over the agar flakes and bring to the boil without stirring. Lower the heat and simmer for 5–7 minutes, stirring occasionally until the agar has dissolved. Pour into a heatproof jug and leave to cool for 15–20 minutes.
Divide the berries between 6 small glasses and pour the cooled liquid over the top. Agar will set at room temperature usually within the hour, but these are very nice chilled if made in advance.
Cook. Nourish. Glow: Step into Summer is published in ebook by Michael Joseph, £2.99
Read more Amelia Freer recipes and tips here
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