Children love a jelly recipe and combining it with fruit is another good way to up their fruit intake. You could use a mixture of berry fruits instead of the peaches, pear and grapes in your jelly recipe. If you have never used leaf gelatine, you will be surprised how it dissolves perfectly every time, so now making jelly recipes is really easy. You can buy leaf gelatine in most supermarkets.
300 ml (10 fl oz) elderflower cordial
Mix the cordial with the cold water in a jug. Soak the gelatine for 5 minutes in just enough cold water to cover. Meanwhile, warm 100 ml (3 fl oz) of the cordial mix in a medium pan until hot but not boiling. Remove from the heat.
Squeeze out any excess water from the gelatine. Stir the gelatine into the warm cordial until fully dissolved. Add the remaining cordial mix and the lemon juice, and stir well. You must add the remaining cordial to the dissolved gelatine and not vice versa, or it can cause the gelatine to go stringy.
Divide the fruit among 4 small glasses and pour in the cordial mix. Chill overnight.
Makes 4 Portions
Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus chilling)
Alternative jelly recipe in video below