Strawberry Jellies: Perfect For Valentine’s Day Treats

Strawberry Jellies: Perfect For Valentine’s Day Treats.

Hello friends. Are you looking for valentine’s day treats?

There are moments when all you crave is something extra light after a filling main course.

These jellies can be made ahead for an impressive dessert.

Strawberry Jellies: Perfect For Valentine's Day Treats

Strawberry Jellies: Perfect For Valentine’s Day Treats:

Serves 6

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours


625g (1 lb 6 oz) strawberries

50 g (2 oz) caster sugar

120 ml (4 fl oz) water plus 4 tablespoons

3 teaspoons powdered gelatine

1 lemon, juice only

Red sugar flowers or tiny heart shaped cake decorations, optional


1.) Slice 400 g (14 oz) of the strawberries and add to a saucepan with the sugar and 120 ml (4 fl oz) water, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes until the fruit is softened. 

2.) Meanwhile put the remaining 4 tablespoons of water into a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle over the gelatine so that the powder is completely absorbed by the water then leave to soak for 5 minutes.

3.) Puree the cooked strawberries and their juice in a liquidiser then press through a sieve and discard the seeds. 

4.) Heat the bowl of gelatine in a small saucepan of gently simmering water until it forms a clear liquid.

5.) Gradually stir the gelatine into the fruit puree then mix in the lemon juice and leave to cool.

6.) Slice the remaining strawberries or chop if large, stir into jelly mixture then pour into 6 x 150 ml ( ¼ pint) individual moulds or one large dish. 

7.) Stand moulds or dish on a baking tray then chill in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.

To Serve:

Dip each mould in hot water and count to 10, take out of the water, loosen the edge of the jelly with a wetted finger, invert mould on to a serving plate, holding mould and plate, jerk to release, remove mould and repeat with other moulds.

Decorate with tiny sugar flowers or hearts and serve with a little cream or custard.

 There will be loads of Spring berries from Spain around for Valentine’s .

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Claire Justine
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    28th January 2012 / 1:04 pm

    Waoo..what a Lovely idea..very smart 🙂

  2. Jonnique
    28th January 2012 / 6:38 pm

    Looks so delish! Please post at my Taste This Thursday party.

  3. 28th January 2012 / 7:17 pm

    CREATIVE MIND; thanks for stopping by and the comment 🙂

  4. 28th January 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Jonnique; would love to link up thank you 🙂

  5. Six Sisters
    2nd February 2012 / 4:31 am

    Delicious idea! Thanks for linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

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