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).
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)
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.
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.
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!)
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”.
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.
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*
Step 11: Place back into fridge and wait for a few hours (most people suggest overnight)
Just so you know, it will be really sweet, but really light…Very refreshing! Great for a treat when it’s warm!