An Easter Jelly Disaster

Hartley’s Jelly kindly sent me an amazing looking alternative to chocolate eggs made using layers of jelly.  I definitely wanted to try this, I mean look at the picture.

Layered Jelly Eggs
Layered Jelly Eggs

Trouble is one layer in and I started leaking, aargh. I tried to rescue matters. But I failed. I ended up with this.

Half Set Rescued Jelly
Half Set Rescued Jelly

Half set jelly I managed to pour onto a plate, not before I’d covered the inside of my fridge, brilliant. But the great thing about jelly is that it doesn’t matter how it looks, everybody will still eat it.

By the way, did you like my Easter touch to the picture, it was purely to make myself feel better.

I did feel bad though and I had promised my son jelly, which is currently one of his favourite things, I also had to create something vaguely Easter like for the kind folk at Hartley’s.

So voila, Jelly Pigs, that’s completely Eastery, right?

Easter Jelly Pigs
Easter Jelly Pigs

Just as a tip, if you are making any kind of jelly that you will be removing from a mould it’s is very helpful to make the jelly extra strong. A pack of Hartley’s Jelly Cubes calls for 1/2 pint boiling water and 1/2 pint cold, but I only used the 1/2 pint boiling. This makes the jelly nice and firm and that makes it easier to pop out of the moulds and keeps the jelly looking great.

Jelly Pigs
Jelly Pigs

If you want to try and make the amazing jelly eggs I’ve popped the method below for you, if you succeed I want to see pictures, to be fair I also want to see pics if you fail, it’d make me feel better.

Layered Jelly Eggs Method
Layered Jelly Eggs Method

Disclosure – I was sent my jelly to help with this post, I may never be sent jelly again 😉

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