Asda have their own brand of Vegeterian Gel sachets. They contain agar as the setting agent. A packet, which contains 3 sachets, cost me 89p for a 30g.
Black Forest Jelly (Serves 4)
500 ml cherry juice (from concentrate sold in Asda)
1 sachet of Asda Vegetarian Gel
100g dark chocolate plus extra for decorating
100ml whipping cream, plus extra for decorating
- Pour 500ml cherry juice into a small pan. Sprinkle over 1 sachet of Asda Vegetarian Gel. Stir well until the gel has dissolved completely into the liquid. Turn the heat on under the pan and gently bring the liquid to the boil, stirring occassionally. Allow to boil for 2 mintues.
- Pour the mixture into the bottom of 4 glasses and leave to set for about 1 hour. (This jelly doesn’t need to go into the fridge to solidify).
- To make the chocolate layer whip 100ml whipping cream until firm. Melt 100g dark chocolate and gently stir this into the whipped cream. Carefully pour over the top of the jelly and place in the fridge until serving.
Acidic fruit juice can need more gelling agent to help it set, so you may want to adjust the amount of Vegetarian gel used if you wanted a firmer set jelly. In this recipe it’s nice to have a softer texture to the jelly. You can see this one has plenty of wobble to it.