Friday, 11 March 2016

Making Strawberry Jelly Pinwheels

I enjoy getting the boys involved in little projects in the kitchen and the latest inspired by the Harley’s recipe to make Strawberry Jelly Pinwheels was a success.  It was quite simple to follow and the boys liked feeling they achieved something special.  The end result is quite an indulgent sweet treat that they liked eating, so I have a feeling we will be returning to this recipe again and again.

We did not have any gelatin powder in our local supermarket so had to use gelatin leaves my mum had at home.  I think the powder would have been easier as we had to soak the leaves and then wring them out before gently heating them in a pan (being careful not to boil them!) before we could use them.

First off the boys enjoyed cutting up the jelly, it took all of my persuasion to convince them not to eat it and instead add it to the jug ready for the next step!



I added the boiling water and then let the boys stir to dissolve the jelly.

Then they poured the jelly into the baking tin (we did not have one with the exact measurements suggested but this did not prove a problem as it was close enough!) and left in the fridge to set.



The marshmallow layer was quite fun to make, the boys liked melting the marshmallows in the microwave with the condensed milk and gelatin we had already added into the mixture.  



Once that was cool we poured it onto the jelly that had already set.

The following morning (as it was close to bedtime when we put everything in the fridge to set) we warmed the bottom of the baking tin with some lukewarm water and then eased the jelly out, I did need to use a knife to cut round the sides to gently coax it out of the tin!  Then we rolled it out and wrapped it tightly in cling film.  I would say be careful how you use the cling film as it comes off the jelly easily but if it gets stuck on the marshmallow layer your in a bit of a pickle!



The boys were so thrilled with their efforts as a rare treat they had a strawberry jelly pinwheel each for breakfast!!!  I would never have thought to use jelly like this but I am so glad we did.  I tried some too and it was very sweet but tasty too!

12 comments:

  1. Wow I didn't even know you could do this with jelly what a great idea x

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  2. I didn't know you could use jelly like this, but these look really nice! x

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  3. Aww thew boys look so proud of their creations! How lovely that they enjoy playing and being in the kitchen together in this way!

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  4. Impressed that your boys love being creative in the kitchen x

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  5. I didn't know you could be so creative with jelly. It's looks great fun to make.

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  6. Ohh my girls would love to make this. It never even occurred to me that you could roll jelly - genius. Mich x

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  7. That looks fab - my 13 year old made something like that a little while ago and I was really impressed with it. x

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  8. Oh wow, this looks like such a fun thing to do with Jelly. It looks amazing.

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  9. This looks like so much fun. We have Kian's science party soon and these will make a great treat

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  10. Ooh, something very different to make with jelly!

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  11. What fun! My little ones would love to have a go at making this...and eating it!!

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  12. What a fun activity with jelly

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