Fun for Father’s day

June 16th 2017
By: Melanie
Fun for Father’s day

It’s so hard to find a Father’s day present so why not have fun with the kids making a surprise. Is dad a  wannabe Heston? This Father’s Day (Sunday 18 June, 2017) you could experiment with making a jelly drink for him to enjoy, how about starting with a Pimm’s jelly jar! Total time: 15 minutes plus 3-4 hours chilling.
This recipe Serves 2 and to make the jellies you will need:
3-4 sheets leaf gelatine
300ml lemonade
3 tbsp Pimm's No.1 Cup
Juice of ½ a lime
2 tsp caster sugar
1-2 strawberries, halved
Some thin slices of cucumber
2 sprigs mint
To make the jellies first soak the leaf gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes or until soft. Meanwhile, heat 100ml of the lemonade until just boiling then remove from the heat. Lift the gelatine out of the water, give it a squeeze then stir into the hot lemonade until dissolved. Add the Pimm's, lime juice, sugar and remaining lemonade. Pour the jelly into 2 large glasses and chill for 3-4 hours until set. Serve, decorated with the strawberries, cucumber slices and mint sprigs.
If you want to try and set the jellies more quickly, chill the second batch of lemonade and the Pimm's before adding to the gelatine, and chill the glasses at the bottom of the fridge, where it is colder. (You can also make some non-alcoholic jellies be simply leaving out the Pimm’s and you can add slices of strawberries to the jars before you film them will jelly for a different effect.)