Fruity Jelly Boats

6 Jun

One of The Minimens favourite shows on TV is I can Cook. This week they saw Katy make jelly Boats from oranges and were excited to make their own version of these. DSC_0636

To make your own you will need

oranges

grapes

passionfruitDSC_0612

gelatin or other setting agent

First we cut our oranges in half and juiced them, setting the juice aside. Then we scraped out the remaining flesh with a spoon.DSC_0614DSC_0617

We placed our orange skins into a muffin pan to make it easy to fill them. The Rooster put 3 grapes and some passionfruit pulp into each orange half.DSC_0620DSC_0618

We made two batches of jelly one using gelatin powder and one using Agar Agar.DSC_0613 I have only used Agar once when I tried to make vegetarian marshmallows, but it didn’t whip up the way gelatin does, so I was nervous to see if it would work this time when making jelly. Any way I made the jelly the same way for both setting agents and that is 1/2 teaspoon dissolved in 50ml boiling water then add 200 ml of juice and stir well.

We poured our jelly into our orange halves and then put them in the fridge to set.

Rooster was able to do a lot of the preparation, all that Duckman contributed was to spill our juice everywhere, luckily we had some bottled juice in the fridge so all was not lost, and he also made himself a plate of rice bubbles, most of which ended up on the floor.DSC_0624

The jelly made with gelatin was set after about 4 hours although it probably could have had more gelatin in it as it wasn’t as firm as commercial jelly, the ones made with Agar Agar had thickened but not really set as I had hoped, so I ended up putting them in the freezer to make a frozen orange snack instead.

Does anyone have experience with non gelatin setting agents and how to get them to work?

Rooster loved them! His words were “They are the best and they are super yummy!”

I’m so glad he liked them and wants to make them again as they are a super healthy sugar free snack option. I think these might become a regular treat in my house from now on!

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