Introduction: Get Ready to Delight Your Senses!
Are you ready to experience a burst of floral flavors and colors? Then get ready to make Violet Delight – a jelly recipe that will make your taste buds sing with joy! This recipe is perfect for those who love experimenting with flavors and textures. The sweet and tangy taste of jelly combined with the floral aroma of violets is a match made in heaven. So, grab your apron and let’s get cooking!
Ingredients: Gather These Amazing Elements
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of violet petals (washed)
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
Step 1: Let’s Begin with the Prep Work
Before we start making the jelly, we need to prepare the molds. Take your preferred molds (we recommend using silicone molds for easy unmolding) and lightly brush them with a neutral-flavored oil. This will ensure that the jelly comes out easily and doesn’t stick to the molds.
Step 2: Let’s Make the Jelly Base
In a saucepan, combine 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Stir occasionally to prevent the mixture from burning. Once the sugar has dissolved, set the mixture aside to cool.
Step 3: Infuse the Violet Flavor
Take a clean jar and add 1 cup of washed violet petals. Pour the cooled sugar syrup over the petals and add 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Stir the mixture well and cover the jar with a lid. Let the mixture infuse for at least 4 hours (or overnight) in the fridge.
Step 4: Let’s Sweeten Things Up
After the mixture has infused, strain it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the petals and any impurities. The resulting liquid should be a beautiful shade of purple. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness if needed.
Step 5: Time to Add the Gelatin
In a small bowl, sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes until the gelatin absorbs the water. Then, add the gelatin mixture to the cooled violet syrup and stir well.
Step 6: Pour the Mixture into Molds
Take your prepared molds and pour the mixture into each mold. Fill each mold about 3/4 full to leave room for expansion. Use a spoon to remove any air bubbles that might have formed on the surface.
Step 7: Chill Time! Let’s Relax
Place the molds in the fridge and let them chill for at least 2 hours (or until the jelly is set). You can also keep them in the fridge overnight for best results.
Step 8: Unmold and Serve with Style
After the jelly has set, remove the molds from the fridge and gently unmold them onto a serving plate. You can garnish the jelly with fresh violet petals or serve it with whipped cream for a decadent treat.
Conclusion: Enjoy Your Violet Delight!
Congratulations! You have successfully made Violet Delight – a jelly recipe that’s sure to impress your friends and family. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or as a refreshing summer dessert. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful flavors and textures of this delightful jelly.
Bonus Tip: Experiment with Different Flavors
If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different flavors. You can substitute the violet petals with other edible flowers like rose, lavender, or hibiscus. You can also add a dash of your favorite liquor to give the jelly an adult twist. The possibilities are endless!