Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas-y Jello Intrigue

Jello Poinsettia


Although I'm not usually a big jello fan, if it is something intriguing like this pretty poinsettia pattern I can be tempted into allowing it some time in my kitchen. There are a few other recipes that I hope to share over a period of time that we enjoy and are either refreshing or eye catching.

My Mom got me started with this one and sent me the recipe and pattern.

You will need:


2 small boxes each, cherry and lime jello
7 Tablespoons plain unflavored gelatin
1 can Eagle Brand milk
Boiling water

And:


A 12 x 16½ bar pan (aka baker's half sheet)
non stick spray

I marked the pan on the side to make it easier to cut . The marks going straight across are 1¼ inches apart and the ones at an angle are 1¾ inches apart. They are at a 45 degree angle. Had to call my Dad for this one. Who knew you had to be part carpenter to make something out of jello?!

Spray the pan with olive oil spray and wipe slightly with a paper towel. This helps the set jello to release into perfect pieces.


Part 1 and 3:
2 small boxes jello (prepare the lime jello first)
2 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2-2/3 cups boiling water

In a small mixing bowl combine the dry jello and the unflavored dry gelatin.

Stir to mix evenly.


Add the boiling water and stir till completely dissolved.


Set the pan on a level surface in a cool place. I set mine on the deck on a table.


☺ Desperate times call for desperate measures.☺ It wasn't quite level so I stuck a folded paper towel under the edges that needed it and used a level to make sure that it was on target.

Use a fine sieve to pour the jello through and into the prepared pan to prevent small bubbles from forming.


Allow to get very firm before adding the next layer. This doesn't take real long if it's set outside.

For the middle (white) part:
3 Tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water

Stir until completely dissolved then stir in

1 can Eagle Brand milk

 Mix well. Pour through sieve onto the green layer and allow to gel till very firm.


Repeat with the red jello. Mix like the first layer and allow to chill till firm. Cover and store in the refrigerator overnight. This works best if you have a pan with it's own lid so nothing sticks to the red jello.


I used a see through fabric ruler to make a straight cut. Notice my daughter added more character to it with a permanent marker.☺That mark has nothing to do with the jello marks. Just thought I should clarify that.☺


Using a large plate of your choice, find the exact center and begin with a diamond and form a flower.


Continue on till it is the size you want and set the outside row as green diamonds.


If you have some left you can do a smaller second layer if you want to and garnish as desired. I used lemon rind curls.



Be Blessed!


8 comments:

  1. WOW!! too pretty to eat?! i'm sure it tastes as good as it looks as well!

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  2. WOW!! That is absolutely beautiful! You've got such talent!

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  3. How pretty! And I bet it's quite delicious too!
    http://domesticgoddessinthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  4. How pretty! And I bet it's quite delicious too!

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  5. So Creative!!! Janie and I quiet frequently comment about you...it's usually stuff like, "Does she EVER take a break?", or "Martha is ONE BUSY WOMAN!!!"...it's ALL good!!! lol :o)

    Cyndi

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  6. This is so pretty! I love Jell-O. I only just discovered your blog today and am enjoying flipping through page after page. I think I want to try just about everything! Great recipe ideas - thanks.

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