Sunday, October 23, 2011

Get Your Jelly On! Day 23 - Xmas (Christmas Pudding Jelly)


Since I started on Halloween, I might as well go the extra mile and throw in Christmas.

This particular jelly is inspired by the famous jellymongers, Bompass & Parr.


In their book, they have a recipe for Hippocras Jelly, one that is made with mulled red wine.

Rather than spending time making the wine, I decided to take a shortcut and use a cordial with similar flavours.

I'm a big fan for Belvoir Fruit Farms elderflower presse that I used to make my strawberry and mint jelly. This time I used Spiced Winter Berries cordial (from Village Grocer) that uses fruit juices mixed with spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.


As good measure, I also included two 10 cents coins within the jelly. It signifies that you will have good luck if you manage to find it.

I kinda did not expect it but the mixed fruits (sultanas, mixed peel and glace cherries) seemed to have expanded and floated outside of the jelly to create a pretty effect. 

Do give this recipe a try as it is a great alternative to the more stodgy Christmas pudding. The hint of warmth from the spices definitely makes this a keeper recipe. I'll definitely make this again for the upcoming Christmas. Just add decadent custard and you will have a big winner on your hands.

Christmas Pudding Jelly (Makes for one mould)

5 tablespoons Belvoir Spiced Winter Berry cordial
175ml water
1 tablespoon gelatine powder
4 tablespoons mixed fruits

Mix the cordial and water together. Sprinkle gelatine powder over a little water to soften. Once expanded, heat the cordial mixture. Pour the hot mixture into gelatine mixture. Add a little mixed fruits in the mould. Pour jelly mixture. Keep adding a little mixed fruits and jelly mixture until it reaches the top. Chill for 3 hours or overnight for a firmer jelly. Unmould and serve straight away.

Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website


Baby Sumo said...

Very pretty! And I see you've found the 10 cents :)

Sean said...

Ooo, I've just started playing David archuleta's Christmas cd in my car (need something a bit soulful and uplifting). This pudding jelly looks like it would be an uplifting treat too :D

Babe_KL said...

Very creative indeed and the fruis sort of like have a 3D effect :D

Michelle Chin said...

I think i read about the coins bit from enid blyton. hehe

ChopinandMysaucepan said...

I like the concept of this jelly and finding hidden treasure is always a thrill! :) :)

Ciki said...

so beautiful!! :)

Kenny Mah said...

Ooh finding the hidden coins would be half the fun of eating this jelly! :D

ninazsyafinaz said...

xmas mood is in the air?? hahha..very pretty..

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Anonymous said...

wow !That's inspiring and wondering the hidden coins it would be half the fun of eating this jelly!Thanks for suggestions the book of recipe....

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