Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Everyone has some sweet memories of candies coming from her childhood. Mines are about fruit jellies especially lemon ones, I loved them. So for a long time I browsed through a lot of recipes trying to find those almost forgotten flavor, so different from the plastic one of the industrial produced jellies.
After some tries I came out with this recipe that doesn't use animal gelatine and that really works.
Ingredients (for about 8-10 jellies, 1 inch sided each)
1 whole large lemon fruit
½ cup lemon juice
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated ginger
fruit pectin (to taste)
Cook the lemon fruit in some water until it becomes soft. Rinse and open and take away the seeds and put in a food processor together with the lemon juice and the sugar. Process until smooth, put on low heat and add a some pectin if you want the jellies to be thicker, but sincerely I didn't use it as the whole lemon is full of natural pectin. Let the mixture cook, stirring continuously, and bring it to a slow boil. Test its thickness over a wooden spoon, when stay firm it's ready.
Pour the mixture in a square recipient lined with waxed paper and let cool it down, then cut it in 1 inch sided squares, roll in some granulated sugar and put in the refrigerator until you want to serve them.
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