Sparkling raspberry and rose jelly

IMG_0877 You don’t need to use fancy fizz for this dessert as the addition of the rose water impacts on the taste.

Sparkling raspberry and rose jelly (Serves 4)

1. Divide a small punnet of raspberries between 4 nice glasses, such as champagne glasses.

2. Pour 500ml of sparkling wine into a pan.  Add 2-3 drops of rose water – be cautious as it’s a very strong flavour and you don’t want it to be overpowering.

3. Sprinkle over 1 packet of Asda Vegetarian Gel. Turn the heat on under the pan and then thoroughly whisk the powder into the liquid. Heat for 3 minutes.

4. Pour the liquid into the glasses over the raspberries. Allow the jelly to set (you can do this at room temperature, they don’t need to go into the fridge).


First ever blog post – Jelly

My first ever blog post was about vegetarian jelly and vegetarian setting agents.

In honour of that post I thought I’d add a new jelly recipe. I’m just waiting for it to set – I’ve been away in Glasgow for the last few days and just got home. I’ll update this post tomorrow.


Here’s a picture of my effort at marbled jelly, made by making two brightly coloured jellies, chopping them into small chunks and encasing them in a creamy jelly.


Rather than a recipe, I’ll write a bit about what I discovered 😉

  • I used the book ‘Jelly with Bompas and Parr’ as the basis of my experiment. Their recipes all use gelatine and I need to spend more time mastering adapting them to vegetarian setting agents.
  • The flavours were cherry, lime and almond milky jelly. The flavour combination worked well and it’s one I would use again.
  • The lime jelly needed a LOT more setting agent to firm up (I was using agar flakes). My book said this was due to the acid.
  • The cherry jelly was delicious, due in no small part I’m sure to the addition of plenty of Kirsch. I would make the cherry jelly again on its own.
  • You need to make sure the milk jelly is cool enough so that when you pour it over the other two colours it won’t melt them. This will probably take longer than you think!
  • This would be a good way of using up leftover jelly.

This was definitely a learning experience, but I’m glad I challenged myself to try something different.