How long does it take for jelly to set? Quite urgent!

(18 Posts)
Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:39:25

?

ages-ususally do it overnight

bringmesunshine Sat 26-Apr-08 10:41:12

couple of hours in the fridge?

How is dear Mr Pavlov and are you being nice to him grin

Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:43:41

TMMJ - oh no dont say that shock. So, it wont be ready by 1pm? oh dear hmm.

bringmesunshine grin of course! I left the jar incident alone!

yahoo answers are saying a few hours so maybe it will be ok.

DumbledoresGirl Sat 26-Apr-08 10:47:11

If you pour it into individual bowls, it will set in a couple of hours. If it is all in one mould/bowl, you need at least overnight and make sure it is in the fridge.

bringmesunshine Sat 26-Apr-08 10:47:39

I have a vague recollection of my HE teacher from many years ago saying jelly in a bowl with iced water or ice cubes makes it set quicker and pineapple juice will stop it from setting completly...she was an inspiration grin

Glad to hear harmony has been restored in the Pavlov household.

DumbledoresGirl Sat 26-Apr-08 10:50:05

I think the bowl of iced water method is for use if you have no fridge (not meaning to suggest you did HE in the days before universal refrigeration!) but I am happy to be wrong. Basically, keeping it as cold as possible can only help.

cornsilk Sat 26-Apr-08 10:50:33

Put it in the freezer for half an hour.

Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:51:12

well, my dear husband has cocked it right up.

Firstly ignored the quantity instructions, it says it needs 3 pints for 3 packets. DH knows better. He has put less in.

Secondly, he has put it in the freezer to speed it up. Hot jelly into a freezing cold freezer.

I am taking it there will be no jelly at this party hmm]

If you make it up with slightly less water than recommended it'll set quicker and, crucially, is much easier to pick up lumps of it from the floor and your hair.

[messy eater]

you can buy small pots of ready set jelly in the supermarket.....

i would get it out of the freezer though!

DumbledoresGirl Sat 26-Apr-08 10:52:35

Less water is not a problem. Is this for a party? Run and out and buy those paper jelly cases you can get. It will set really quickly in those.

Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:53:50

Cornsilk - you think that will work? Dont say that either, I been laughing at Dh for being so daft!

bringmesunhine - short lived harmony. he is now furious as I threw glitter all over him os he was being too uptight about DD spilling it over the table grin.

Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:55:40

So basically, he has done ok then? Oh dear, am I going to have to back track?

It is for a party - we said we will do it a we have one of those wibbly wobbly bowls and thought it would be nice. I expect my friend would have forgotten and made some anyway.

bringmesunshine Sat 26-Apr-08 10:57:38

ooops spoke to soon about the harmony grin

How about mini ice creams instead?

Pavlovthecat Sat 26-Apr-08 10:58:01

dumbledoregirl - run? I am not running anywhere, on account of being a touch headachey this morning.

I told DH he might be ok, he is laughing his head off.

cornsilk Sat 26-Apr-08 11:36:16

jelly in the freezer defo works - do it myself. Just don't leave it in too long or it'll freeze!

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