I made a thing! A Jelly thing =D

This year I have been really getting into cooking, I may have mentioned somewhere in a previous Blog. I can cook to “survive” but I’ve never really gotten into cooking. It’s interesting really pretty much all of the women in my family can cook, we can cook to live, but all the men in my family, they are the ones that are the creative in the kitchen.

I had seen this “glass jelly cake” all over my Facebook page and I just thought that it looked really good and it looked really easy to make. So I decided to make it.

The usual name for this “cake” is either called a “Rainbow Jelly/O Cake” or “Stained Glass Cake”.

So here are the steps (I swear that this is SO easy to make):

Step 1: Choose your flavours (I pretty much just picked any that looked good at the time, you can choose whatever you want…I am going to be getting green and red and make a Christmas one).

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Step 2: Place the jelly crystals into containers (use a different container for each colour, remembering that the length and shape of the container will determine how big the jelly squares will be)
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Step 3: Boil one (1) cup of water (most jelly packets will tell you to use two (2)cups, do not follow packet directions). The jelly squares will be more sturdy.
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Step 4: Pour the boiling *be careful* water into the containers, stir the jelly crystals until the crystals dissolve.

Step 5: Once the crystals have dissolve place the containers into the fridge and wait a few hours.

Step 6: Once you have waited a few hours, take containers out and either:

a) Cut the jelly into squares while in the containers and then placed them into a bowl/tray/case, or
b) Place Jelly into warm water for a FEW seconds and then, in one of the corners, wait for an air pocket and then it should fall out.

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Step 7: Cut up all the jelly squares and mix them up, so all colours are mixed up together evenly (this was the hardest part of the whole thing! The jelly will stick to your fingers!)

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Step 8: Fill 1/2 a cup with cold water and place two packet of clear and unflavoured gelatin in until the gelatin has “bloomed”.

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Step 9: Pour into the same bowl, 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water and one can of sweetened condensed milk…Stir it all together and wait for it to cool.

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Step 10: Once the mixture has cooled down, then pour the mixture over the jelly squares

*Be careful of the tin that you use! I used one and didn’t realise that it was going to leak everywhere…After I took this photo I had to swap tins*

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Step 11: Place back into fridge and wait for a few hours (most people suggest overnight)

Enjoy!

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Just so you know, it will be really sweet, but really light…Very refreshing! Great for a treat when it’s warm!

Share Your World…Week 39

Share Your World

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Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?

Hopefully this picture answers this question!lol
Spider Always over!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

I would love to be a purple crayon. It’s not a “usual” colour, but it’s still a sweet and a different type of nice colour.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

I am extremely comfortable doing nothing, sometimes too much! Then other times I get really fussy and I can’t sit still! One of the times I can sit down for hours is when I am playing my most favourite game in the world…The Sims! =D

Rather:  Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color?

Oh this is actually really hard for me! I have never cut my hair (well pixie type short) and I am always being complimented on my hair. $5000 doesn’t go to far these days, I think it’d be a lot more fun to go bright lime green.

Share Your World…Week 36

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2015 Week #36

If you were a pen, what type, style and color would you be?

Oh, this a good one! I think that I would have to be a purple pen…It’s a bit different from the other “normal” colours, but it’s not quiet sparkly as the gold and silver pens. I’d probably be a basic design pen, but I’d be a bit different from the normal colours…I haven’t reached my full sparkle.

How many languages do you you speak?

I only speak English really =/ Which I think is actually really unfortunate. I can, however, count up to 10 in German =D

Are you a listener or talker?

I am definitely a listener. I find it hard to open up, even with my nearest and dearest. Plus sometimes it feels like what I have to say may sound silly and I can get paranoid about it. I have become more of a talker this year, but that’s down to a lot I am just kind of sick and tired of seeing all these injustices.

Rather Have:  Which would you rather have, 2 million dollars or true love? 

Can’t I have both?lol … After what I’ve got with my new partner, I’ll take the true love…I’ve had bad love and no amount of money can make you happy…Retail shopping will last for about an hour, maybe,lol

Dye to save the animals!

I think that if you are a regular reader of mine you will know that I am such a big support of saving endangered animals, literally any kind, even bees…and they can kill me! I strongly believe that any type of animals belongs to be here safely just as much as we do. I believe that human beings do not “own” the Earth.

There is a Facebook page that relates to the Safari Live web feed that I watch called “Djuma Djunkies” and I came across a post on the Facebook page of “The Amazing Wild Nature” This page has some amazingly inspirational stories about animals and saving them, there was one post in particular that caught my eye.

If you don’t wish to read the article I will break it down here. What they have come up with is this, a particular pink dye that they use on bank notes is now being put onto the husks and tucks of endangered animals, such as rhinoceroses and elephants. This makes the ivory on these animals completely wrecked and unusable, the dye also doesn’t harm the animals in any way. According to some of the comments it doesn’t always mean that the poachers will not shoot them, but I still think that it’s a better idea than none!.