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« on: July 14, 2008 05:44:41 AM »

I was told about this particular Nigella recipe that features in her How to be a Domestic Goddess cookbook a few months back and have been wanting to give it a try. Gin & tonic is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks, and the fact it can be made into a dessert is even better! I remember making a very dodgy vodka jelly in University, but that didn't work too well.The original recipe serves 8. I halved the recipe or Hubby may never make it to work tomorrow due to a hangover. I don't own any fancy jelly moulds so served it in tall glasses instead. Because of the alcohol content it takes a great deal longer to set than normal non-alcoholic jelly.

It had a lovely refreshing taste with a pleasing G&T kick. I believe a proper G&T should have lime and not lemon in it so next time may replace the 1 lemon for 3 limes. I'm thinking of using the same technique to make a Pimms jelly with the traditional Pimms fruit suspended in it for my Birthday get together at the weekend.

I think I now have a thing for jelly and could be making variations all summer long!

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 05:50:23 AM »

my boyfriend would love this!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 06:08:25 AM »

Ooooh, this looks (and sounds) delicious!!! Shocked

Here's a link to Nigella's book for anyone looking to try this recipe:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Domestic-Goddess-Comfort/dp/0786867973/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216040831&sr=8-1
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 06:09:36 AM »

Oh my!! I love this idea! I may have to play...
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008 06:11:47 AM »

ohhh that sound so nummie!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008 06:48:21 AM »

I tried to make pudding shots once with chocolate pudding and baileys instead of milk..  it didn't work too well Wink

this looks much more appealing hehe Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 07:18:21 AM »

Thank you for all your kind comments. I determined to experiment and see what other jellies I can make. I love the rainbow jelly that has been featured on crafter recently, maybe this should be my next project!

sweet4eva - thank you for posting the link. I'm never sure what type of links I'm allowed to post on Craftser.  Embarrassed

Mandyhello - I have a habit of putting Baileys in most puddings I cook and it agree doesn't always work!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 10:12:45 AM »

sweet4eva - thank you for posting the link. I'm never sure what type of links I'm allowed to post on Craftser.  Embarrassed

Awe, it's okay!  I actually went to look it up for myself (I want that book!) and figured since I had it handy, I would paste it here. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 05:41:25 AM »

a slice of cucumber twisted would make an interesting topping to this. no, seriously. try it next time you have a G&T, add cucumber slices to it. it's amazing.

what you could do it roll the cucumber in beaten egg white (uk lion mark eggs are vaccinated against salmonella) and then roll in sugar, sort of like the way you'd salt the top of a margarita glass. leave to dry, then slice as thinly as you can. top each jelly with this.

when I was at uni I made a snakebite jelly. A snakebite is a cheap cocktail which is a student favorite here in Essex, UK. it's normally 1:2 ratio of lager (heiniken, carling, becks, bud etc) to hard cider. Then blackcurrant cordial is added to the glass too; around 50 mls. I made my jelly by using a packet of blackcurrant jelly (jell-o) and warming the cider. I added the cider to the jelly cubes to disolve them, then made it up to the rest of the pint with the lager. I then set it. it was a massive hit but I have no pics. I was too poor for a camera lol!!! IT made a nice change to the usual vodka jell-o shots.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008 06:01:14 AM »

MrsFibble - I'll have to try the cucumber trick next time. I'm UK based and certainly remember snakebite from my uni days. You've now got me thinking of Crazy Vimto and Turbo Shandy jelly....oooohhhh dear this could get messy!
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