The grandchildren are now at an age when they should enjoy the banter and fun at the table. Up until now all they wanted to do was run wild and play with their Christmas pressies.
As this is the first Christmas that the grandchildren may enjoy a proper Christmas meal at the table, I was thinking of making an extra dessert of Jelly and fruit. I was thinking of using my new silicone bundt pan and when set and turned out, filling the inside circle with mixed fruits. Has anyone done something similar? If so, would you like to share your recipe and experience?
2 cups boiling water, divided 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin, or any other red flavor 1-1/2 cups cold water, divided 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin 2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
STIR 1 cup of the boiling water into dry red gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cold water. Pour into 5-cup mold. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set but not firm (gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound). MEANWHILE, stir remaining 1 cup boiling water into dry lime gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup cold water. Refrigerate 30 min. or until cooled; gently stir in marshmallows. Spoon over red gelatin. (Marshmallows will float to the top.) REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Unmold. Garnish with additional marshmallows, if desired. Store any leftover gelatin in refrigerator.
KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS
How to Unmold Gelatin Allow gelatin to set until completely firm, several hours or overnight. Before unmolding, dip knife in warm water and run knife around edge of gelatin to loosen. Dip mold in warm water, just to rim, for 15 seconds. Lift from water and gently pull gelatin from edge of mold with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate and shake to loosen gelatin. Gently remove mold.
Am I right in thinking that I'll have to find out how many cups my bundt thingy holds. It is quite big, but I would love to see the kids faces if I make a round jelly with the hole in the middle filled with fresh fruits and maybe some candy. They will get a big surprise if I put candy in there - with grumpy grandpa being a retired dentist, they never expect sweets at his house.
Thanks again for your help.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!
The bundt mold took ten American cups of water before it was filled right to the top. It's similar to setting out a painting, got to try and mix the colours correctly. I have to take into consideration which fresh fruits are not only going to look nice with the jelly, but whether they will be available at Christmas. The strawberries and blueberries that are available in the shops now are getting a bit sour.
Anyway at least I don't have to think about it until after our holiday.
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.