Our glut of strawberries continues and we still have not resorted to jam making to use them up.D.Aisling got a recipe for Grown up Strawberry Jelly in a book 'The Farmer's Market cook book.A friend loaned it to her as small son Jack (2 in July) is a committed vegetarian for months,just try to get anything tasting of meat past his lips and he spits it out!Aisling was looking for recipes to vary his diet a little.
The grown up jelly can be made with any combination of soft fruit, I just used strawberries this time, make up the jelly with half the quantity of water and half of sparkling wine. I used Rose bought in Aldi's for 1.75e, the bubbles stay in the jelly for some reason. I don't have a jelly mould so used these supermarket cartons, the ridges on the bottom make a nice design when turned out.If being used for a party etc, cream could be piped around the edges and decorate with strawberries and a few mint leaves.
The rhubarb shortcake (recipe here)with strawberries added, I should have cut up the berries a little more to have a smooth top on the shortbread but it made no difference to the taste.
Meringue nest with cream, kiwi and strawberries, the nest was a little too small to accommodate the fruit!
We are working flat out to get ready for our Open day next Sat 18th June, coming in late each evening so the computer has hardly been turned on.
The kids have been doing loads of painting and I will post them during the week.