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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Rhubarb, Rose and Elderflower Jellies and a Giveaway

I did warn you that rhubarb was going to feature quite frequently on the blog as 'tis the season! These jellies were inspired by the fabulous natural cordials and presses produced by Belvoir Fruit Farms a family run company based in Lincolnshire.

Most of us have had a little glimpse of summer, at the weekend, when I took this photograph, although there was a cool breeze blowing, the sky was blue and it wasn't raining!  I know that further south it has been much warmer and summer drinks are definitely on the menu.  I've tried all four of these drinks and must declare them totally delicious.  They are not too sweet, very fruity and the presse is not too fizzy and very refreshing.  The Cranberry and Raspberry (lurking at the back) was probably my favourite, but they are all very good.

I was inspired by the Elderflower and Rose Presse to make the jellies as I know that elderflower goes well with rhubarb and the pale pink rose colour complements the colour of the young poached rhubarb.

Rhubarb, Elderflower and Rose Jellies (makes 6)

6 stems of young rhubarb cut into even pieces
2 tbsp granulated sugar
500ml Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower and Rose Presse
4 sheets Gelatine (Supercook)

1. Heat the oven to 170C
2. Place the rhubarb into an ovenproof dish, add 50ml Elderflower and Rose Presse and 2 tbsp sugar.
3. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the rhubarb is just tender (check regularly)
4. Soak the sheets of gelatine in cold water as per the packet instructions.
5. Remove the rhubarb from the oven and drain the juices into a measuring jug, squeeze the water from the gelatine sheets and add to the hot liquid, the gelatine should melt into the liquid immediately.
6. Top up the liquid to 500ml with the Elderflower and Rose Presse.
7. Place a few pieces of rhubarb in each of the glasses and fill with the jelly mixture.
8. Chill in the fridge until set, this quantity of gelatine gives a fairly soft set, you can use more if you like a firmer jelly.

Printable Recipe


Belvoir have recently launched a range of five new products all with an English garden theme and I have five gift sets to give away comprising a Sophie Conran gardener’s journal and matching enamel mug plus 4 bottles of Belvoir products.

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Sophie Conran

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31 Comments:

At 9 May 2013 at 20:32 , Blogger olivia280177 said...

Hello! I may try and make the jelly but we would normally just have them as drinks. We like these, they are available everywhere around here :-)

 
At 9 May 2013 at 21:52 , Blogger Rachel Cameron said...

I love rhubarb and Belvoir juices, they do a lovely apple and ginger one too (I think that's it!). Was really pleased when I found them in a local farm shop! My Mum used to bring them up from Lincolnshire!

 
At 9 May 2013 at 22:08 , Blogger laura banks said...

the jellies sound very nice may have a go at that

 
At 9 May 2013 at 22:27 , OpenID talesofpiglingbland said...

Well...mainly I'd like to make a gin based cocktail!

 
At 9 May 2013 at 23:16 , Blogger Helen Moulden said...

I think I'd do something simple and mix it with prosecco for a yummy cocktail with the girls!

 
At 10 May 2013 at 02:11 , Blogger Helen Dickinson said...

I would love the jellies!

 
At 10 May 2013 at 07:35 , Blogger Ali said...

Ooh they sound the perfect summertime drink - I'd just make a big jug and pop fruit in - thanks for the chance to win xx

 
At 10 May 2013 at 10:33 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

now these are stunning, I love Rhubarb too so these are perfect for me!... I will be making them at some point... also love Belvoir... a nice Lincolnshire brand too!... great give away!

 
At 10 May 2013 at 11:05 , Blogger Homebird said...

I would make a summer trifle and put crystalised flowers on top.

 
At 10 May 2013 at 11:39 , Blogger milkpetal said...

I'd give the jelly a go! :)

Hele

 
At 10 May 2013 at 11:50 , Blogger Betty said...

the jellies

 
At 10 May 2013 at 13:54 , Blogger Jean said...

The jellies look lovely - I will have a go at making them, although using gelatine makes me nervous! First I will have to track down the rose and elderflower cordial - I use a lot of just elderflower so will seek out this one, it sounds delicious.

 
At 10 May 2013 at 19:12 , Blogger CALLUM DAVIES said...

I haven't got a clue, but I'd try and invent something (frances hopkins)

 
At 10 May 2013 at 19:13 , Blogger maxineflossy said...

simple - a cocktail with summer fruits and lashings of gin!

 
At 10 May 2013 at 21:55 , Blogger Garden Tea Cakes and Me said...

I would use the Blueberry and Blackberry to flavour some buttercream for cupcakes, or add it to some meringues before baking

Angela

 
At 11 May 2013 at 10:13 , Anonymous Diana Staveley said...

This is such a gorgeous summer recipe, I have just bookmarked it for a later date, you can never have to many rhubarb recipes, I have loads growing in the garden :)

 
At 11 May 2013 at 10:56 , Blogger Judith Luscombe said...

I would make a summer cocktail to drink at a barbecue for the family. It would have to contain the Rhubarb flavour cordial in addition to a splash of bacardi rum and orange juice.

 
At 11 May 2013 at 16:57 , Blogger Mia Fergusson said...

Id love to make some jelly !! fab prize thankyou for the entry.

 
At 12 May 2013 at 02:16 , Anonymous Lynsey Buchanan said...

I would make the Jelly

linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

 
At 12 May 2013 at 15:47 , Blogger Jean Bolsover said...

I'd make ice lollies seeing as the warmer weather is supposed to be here!

 
At 12 May 2013 at 16:00 , Blogger Jenny Peek said...

I would create a non alcoholic fruit punch, perfect for when the sun comes out to play :)

 
At 12 May 2013 at 18:03 , Anonymous glasgowfoodie said...

Some fresh fruit, prosecco and a tall glass :)

 
At 12 May 2013 at 18:28 , Blogger Gillian Holmes said...

Nice non alcoholic drinks

 
At 15 May 2013 at 15:24 , Anonymous Ian Campbell said...

I'd make a lover elderflower jelly, to taste Belvoir delicious flavour in jelly form, thus blending a delicious drink with a fantastic party food treat

 
At 15 May 2013 at 19:53 , Blogger magical said...

jelly x

 
At 15 May 2013 at 22:59 , Blogger 7hippopotamus said...

I think I'd just enjoy it as a summers drink. But I like your jellies, so might give that a go.

 
At 18 May 2013 at 15:12 , Anonymous Vohn said...

I'd make blueberry and blackberry jelly in the autumn. Yum!

 
At 25 May 2013 at 08:02 , Blogger Lucy Mayer said...

Usually just use these as drinks - or for making ice lollies!

 
At 29 May 2013 at 19:55 , Blogger Mel Briscoe said...

I would make a jelly.

 
At 30 May 2013 at 02:26 , Blogger mellysocks said...

I would just drink them.

 
At 4 June 2013 at 20:23 , Blogger 7hippopotamus said...

Thank you so much, I'm made up to have won :)

 

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