Blackberry Jelly Recipe

Have you ever made jelly from fresh fruit rather than a packet?  It tastes like jellied fruit and has a fresh, fruity flavour.
I made some with fresh blackberries and it tasted so good.  My husband who’s a jelly fan, found some packets in the cupboard the other day and asked if I could make it.  Instead I made this fresh blackberry jelly and he commented twice how nice it was.   Serve with yoghurt, ice cream or both!
Speaking of yoghurt, has anyone tried the banana and mango frozen yoghurt yet?  I wanted to let you know we tried it with a punnet of strawberries instead of mango.  This combo seemed to whiz up softer in the food processor so I placed it in the freezer for a while.  It was nice, but think I prefer the banana/mango flavour best so far.
This jelly recipe comes from Bill Granger’s book Easy.  I received it for Christmas and have made a few dishes from it now which have all been winners.

The jelly contains three ingredients (plus water) so is simple to make.  I made it before I went to bed and refrigerated overnight.

I placed 150g blackberries, 150g (2/3 cup) caster (superfine) sugar and 200ml water in a small saucepan and heated gently until the sugar had dissolved and the blackberries were soft.

I then mashed the blackberries with the back of a spoon and poured the mixture into a sieve over a measuring jug.  I pushed as much of the fruit through the sieve with the back of a spoon as I could.   I topped up the jug with hot water so total quantity was 500mls (2 cups).

I returned the liquid to a clean saucepan and sprinkled over 2 teaspoons of gelatine.  Placed the pot on low heat and stirred until the gelatine had dissolved.  I removed from the heat and allowed to cool for a few minutes before pouring into a two cup capacity bowl and refrigerating overnight.

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  1. mel

    That's so funny, my boys watched an episode of playschool the other day where they made jelly. Of course that was all they wanted to do, I grudgingly (I don't like anything artificial or with colours) bought a packet at the supermarket and we made it. So this, my dear seems like a fantastic solution and it will teach them how to cook properly. Extra bonus is that I will get to eat it too:

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