|Cox's Gelatin, probably c. 1950s|
- Have a gelatin mould that can hold about 4 cups ready for use; decorative ones make the jelly look special.
- In a medium saucepan, pour 1 cup boiling water over the chocolate. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a separate small bowl, empty the packets of gelatin into a medium bowl. Cover the gelatin with the remaining half cup of boiling water. Whisk together and let sit for about five minutes.
- Sieve the gelatin mixture into the saucepan with the chocolate/water mixture.
- Whisk the gelatin into the chocolate and then add the sugar. Whisk until everything is well-blended and no sugar is visible.
- Place the saucepan on the stovetop and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- While boiling whisk the chocolate about five times and then remove from the heat.
- Pour the chocolate gelatin mixture into your mould. Set aside until it cools. Then put it in the refrigerator for at least three hours, or until it sets firmly.
- To remove the chocolate gelatin from the mould, place boiling water in a bowl that is large enough to fit the bottom of the mould. Insert just the bottom and sides of the mould into the water hot water bath, being careful not to allow any of the water to collect on top of the gelatin (see picture below). Keep the gelatin inserted for about 30 seconds or until you see it starting to pull away from the sides of the pan. Invert on a plate--it should fall into the plate. If it doesn't fall out, repeat the process until it does.
- In removing the jelly, you may see that the sides of it may melt a bit. That's normal. Just stick it back in the fridge and let the melted bits congeal. Then, remove it from the fridge and use a knife to cut around the perimeter of the mould. Then lift the jelly off that plate; it will be perfect (see pictures below)! Just place it on a serving dish and decorate with whipped cream, fruit, or anything you desire!
|Jelly in Hot Water Bath|
|Removing the Melted Mess!|
|Jelly All Cleaned Up!|
1.Oxford English Dictionary online