Saturday, December 31, 2011

Turkish Delight Take Two

This isn't technically a Jell-O recipe, but since I posted my last version of Turkish Delight from the Knox Gelatin Cookbook here; I thought I'd post this one on the blog as well. This is the cornstarch variety, and a more traditional recipe. I tried it for Christmas this year, and it was good. (I made them rose and orange flavored.) But it's still not exactly what I'm looking for. This recipe was fairly easy, but it took FOREVER!!! I let them sit and dry nearly a week before covering them in the sugar mixture. It also required a LOT of stirring. My hands were actually sore from all the stirring before it was done. Overall, they were quite delicious, but next time I think I'll try a pectin based recipe. The cornstarch variety seemed too starchy.
I found my recipe here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Molds

Here are the molds I made for the office party at work. I have a three layer Jell-O mold with plain cherry, vanilla gelatin, and lime with pears. The other mold is an orange peach agar mold for the vegetarians at work.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Three Thanksgiving Molds

To make up for the fact that I haven't made any Jell-O in a couple months now. I've made THREE molds for Thanksgiving. I just hit the wall with Jell-O eating. I still LOVE to make them. But I just couldn't eat that much Jell-O all by myself. I ended up wasting it. So I took a Jell-O sabbatical, and now I have returned with renewed Jell-O making vigor!

Here is another crown Jell-O mold, only I prefer the Food Librarian's version, to the Joys of Jell-O version.

And here is a recipe I made up on my own. You take 1 (3oz.) package apricot Jell-O and 1 envelope plain gelatin and dissolve in 1 cup boiling water. Then you add 1/2 can of condensed milk and a few drops of almond flavoring. Let chill until slightly thick. Add 1/2 can pineapple tidbits, 1 small can of mandarin oranges, and about 1/2 cup slivered almonds. Beat into Jell-O mixture with electric mixer. Whip until light and frothy. Pour into mold and chill until set.

And here is a boring plain red Jell-O lobster. Because some people like their Jell-O pure and unadulterated.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jellied Fruit Mold

This recipe is from the 1930's, "The Greater Jell-O Recipe Book." As usual I can't quite follow a recipe as it's written out. For this one I substituted peaches for the pineapple, but otherwise I made it exactly how it is written. It turned out absolutely delicious! This is a nice easy one to try if you're new to making Jell-O molds.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mandarin Orange Gelatin Delight

Originally, this is the first Jell-O mold I ever tired making. It was the one that made me fall in love with Jell-O molds. And it's still one of my favorite recipes. It's from Betty Crocker's "Dinner for Two" cookbook. Of course I can never follow a recipe to the "t" so I always add an extra envelope of plain gelatin, and I threw the mandarin oranges into the Jell-O instead of serving them on the side. But still this recipe is great and you can't really go wrong. You can also try it with different flavors of Jell-O and icecream.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Patriotic Molds

I know I should have posted these last week, but it's better late than never!
Here are the two patriotic molds I made for The Fourth of July.

The USA mold is strawberry, 2 pkg. plain gelatin, 1 1/2 cups boiling water, and 1/2 cup condensed milk, with a dash of vanilla. And I forgot how hard it is to get Jell-O out of a plastic mold! I definitely prefer the metal and glass ones.

The star mold is 3 pkg plain gelatin, 3 cups boiling water, 1/2 cup sugar, and a few drops of LoAnn's flavoring oil. I used peach and orange oil for this one. I think that's my favorite combination.

I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Griesmeel Pudding

Here's another dutch pudding delicacy.
Griesmeel Pudding!
Translated: Semolina Pudding
Dictionary: sem•o•li•na |ˌseməˈlēnə|
the hard grains left after the milling of flour, used in puddings and in pasta.

So basically, it's similar to eating a tapioca-grit like cookie flavored dessert!
It's different, but not bad.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Redbean Mushroon Mold

Don't worry there's not actually any mushrooms in my redbean mushroom mold. And I was able to use my cute new copper mushroom mold that I got for my birthday! I have to say, this was a very interesting jelly mix I got at uwajimaya. It's pretty good, but I'm not entirely sure what to compare it to. It sort of reminds me of pumpkin pie. It's also made with agar (seaweed) instead of gelatin. Those recipes are always fun to try out, but I'm still working on my liquid to agar ratio.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coconut Pineapple Mold

Here is the coconut pineapple mold I made last week. It turned out amazing! To make it mix 1 box lemon Jell-O with 1/2 cup boiling water. Mix until dissolved. Add 1 5.6oz can of coconut milk. And chill until partially set. Whip with electric mixer until stiff and foamy. Fold in pineapple tid-bits and chill until set. (This would also be good with rum, but I didn't have any.)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Peach Jellies

Sorry! I forgot to take pictures of the Christmas Jell-O Molds, and by the time I remembered there was only one little smidget left.

But I did get a picture of these delicious peach jellies made from peach jam, peach juice, gelatin and sugar. They turned out fantastic! Not like the Applet and Cotlet type recipe I've been searching for but more like Boston Fruit Slices. I will definitely be making these again.

I got the recipe from Everyday Food and hardly changed it at all. The only thing I did differently was I didn't bother pouring it through a fine-mesh sieve. I don't have a dish washer, and I just couldn't see it being worth trying to clean that sticky mess out of my sieve. And I'm not sure they would have been any better if I had strained it anyhow. They seemed perfect as is.

See recipe here.