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Help me set my jelly!

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FlubbaBubba Thu 13-Oct-11 15:02:09

DD's 3rd birthday at the weekend. Our oven is broken so no cake (sob!) but she's happy with rocky road and jelly, but my jelly's always too wobbly to put into a decent mould (I'm hoping on using a big 'castle' bucket as a mould).

I searched on t'internet and firstly got lots of jam making tips (from the US I suppose, having used the words 'jam' and setting. Changed my search to do with 'wobbly jelly' and got a lot of weird sites about managing the size of my vulva. Not quite what I was after hmm grin shock.

Do I just reduce the water content? (to my jelly that is!) grin

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 13-Oct-11 16:21:51

Use a little less liquid than recommended on the packet and chill the jelly well.

Northey Thu 13-Oct-11 20:31:06

Are you making the jelly from scratch, or from cubes? If from cubes you could buy and add extra gelatine to make it stronger.

FlubbaBubba Thu 13-Oct-11 21:03:46

ooh, bonne idée northey - I have some gelatine sheets I think, so might add one...

Northey Thu 13-Oct-11 21:17:09

Can just imagine your poor DD chewing away for hours after you get totally carried away with the gelatine ;)

FlubbaBubba Thu 13-Oct-11 21:23:32

grin

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