I thought it would be great to post one of my favorite type of desserts, sorrel flavoured gelatin. It is simple, quick, and I can't think of anyone who doesn't like it. To us Trinidadians we know it as jello (coming to think of it, I think that brand name ( jello) is very generic here. We call all gelatin desserts jello).
A Great Sorrel Flavoured Gelatin For Dessert
However, I enjoy a good gelatin dessert from time to time. They are great for any occasion, and children love it. They can be plain or fancy with fruits, dried coconut, milk, cream, and even frosting. You can serve it with whatever way you like. I personally like mine with evaporated milk
While I am on this topic of gelatin I thought I would give you some interesting information. Gelatin is a translucent, dry, brittle, and colourless. It is made from the collagen inside animal skin, bones and tendons. This sugar-like crystal substance is commonly used in cooking (such as marshmallows, icing, glazes, cream filling, etc) and is also used to clarify wines.
But, there are other uses of gelatin. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry, such as to make synthetic polymers and latexes and also in cosmetics and photography. Gelatin is 98-99% protein but it is not as nutritional as other protein sources.
Well, that's enough of the facts. Now for my own gelatin dessert. Please note, I try my best to avoid using colouring and flavour enhancers in my meals. Therefore, I am proud to say that this gelatin dessert does not have any preservatives or artificial colourings. I am using sorrel for flavour and colouring in this dessert. This is as natural as you could get. II know sorrel is out of season, but there is still lots of dried sorrel being sold in the market and it is sold dried as well in the supermarket. Here is my sorrel flavoured gelatin dessert. Enjoy!
Sorrel Flavoured Gelatin Recipe
SORREL FLAVOURED GELATIN
1 tbsp. gelatin, unflavoured
¼ cup cold water
¾ cup sorrel juice
¼ cup sugar
To make sorrel juice:
1 cup water
¼ cup dried sorrel
Sugar to sweeten sorrel juice
In a deep pot, place the dried sorrel in water and allow it to boil for about 12 minutes.
Strain the liquid. Set aside.
Place gelatin in a bowl...
..and add the cold water. Allow it to soak (2 minutes).
This is the soaked gelatin.
Remove from the fire...
Place the gelatin in a sauce pan with the sorrel juice and sugar and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.
Place in a small bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
The best way to enjoy gelatin: with evaporated milk :-)It couldn't be any easier than that. In a few hours you could be enjoying nice sorrel flavoured gelatin just like me.
Ok folks that's it for another recipe. See you soon.
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Sorrel Flavoured Gelatin
- 1 tbsp. gelatin unflavoured
- ¼ cup cold water
- ¾ cup sorrel juice unsweeten
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup dried sorrel
- Sugar to sweeten sorrel juice
- In a deep pot, place the dried sorrel in water and allow it to boil for about 12 minutes. Strain the liquid. Set aside.
- Place gelatin in a bowl and add the cold water. Allow it to soak (2 minutes). Place the gelatin in a sauce pan with the sorrel juice and sugar and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the fire and strain.