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Garden-fresh strawberry jelly

  • 10 minutes, chilling time: overnight
  • 20 minutes
Garden-fresh strawberry jelly

Cut this summer jelly into small cubes and serve in glass bowls. It will look like precious pink crystals.


  • 1 kilogram strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin


  1. Slice the strawberries and place in a saucepan with 1½ cups of the water and all the sugar.
  2. Simmer very gently for 20 minutes until the strawberries are softened. Strain through a jelly bag or clean Chux cloth placed cover a sieve for about 2 hours. Do not squeeze, as the jelly will be cloudy.
  3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the remaining water and allow to swell. Heat for 15-20 seconds in the microwave or until the gelatin has dissolved. Stir into the strawberry juice, Pour into a loaf tin or shallow lasagne-style dish and refrigeratre overnight until the jelly has set.
  4. Cut into cubes to enjoy with summer fruit and ice cream if wished.

Cooks Tips

- Strawberries are delicious "poached" in wine or spiced syrup. They only need to be warmed through.

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