Monday, 29 October 2012

Jelly Cake

I bet many of you, just like me buy ingredients on a whim, stockpile them in the kitchen cupboard and only remember that you had bought these later when you look for some other ingredients! I happened to come across two cans of sweetened condensed milk and lots of gobble wobble Moirs jelly packets. I could have easily made some laddoos (indian sweets) from the condensed milk but I decided to make a jelly cake! The biscuit base with the smooth texture of the gelatinous condensed milk and the clear strawberry jelly will get you drooling! So delicious, easy and simple to do, you'll love it, trust me!

Happy Preparing!


Equipment:

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Measuring Cups
  • Square Cake pan (20cm x 20cm)

Ingredients:
  • 130g of Speculoos
  • 60g of unsalted butter
  • 1 packet of flavoured jelly
  • 1½ cup of boiling water (for the jelly)
  • 2½ tsp of unflavoured gelatine powder
  • ½ cup of hot water (for the gelatine)
  • 1 can (396g) of sweetened condensed milk








Method:

Dissolve the jelly crystals in one and a half cup of boiling water. Stir to completely dissolve all the crystals and refrigerate for 45 mins.



For the biscuit base I'm going to use the cinnamon flavoured Speculoos biscuit. Use a food processor to reduce the biscuits to crumbs.





Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits. Mix well.

Butter the cake pan and lay the biscuit-butter mixture. 



Press down firmly with a spatula, especially around the edges. Put in the fridge for about 10mins.




Dissolve the powdered gelatine in the hot water. Stir to allow rapid cooling. Then add the dissolved gelatine to the sweetened condensed milk. Cover the biscuit base with the gelatinous condensed milk. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.




After the 30 minutes have elapsed, take out the cake pan and cover the gummy condensed milk with the cooled liquid jelly. Refrigerate for a couple of hours until firm and gelatinous.



Tadaaaaa! You're done! Cut in slices and serve cold!


Happy Eating!


Note:
  • In this recipe I'm using speculoos biscuit. They have a very strong cinnamon flavour which might not be what kids will be looking for. So feel free to substitute to other kinds of biscuit, like Petit Beurre from Lu, Arnott's Nice biscuits, just to name a few.
  • If you don't have a food processor, put in the biscuits in a zip lock bag, think about someone who gets you on the nerve and crush with a rolling pin! This is a good way to let off steam!
  • You can substitute the powdered gelatine for gelatine sheets as well. If you are using Agar-Agar make sure you use the right amount.
  • For the jelly, do not forget to take it out after 45mins. I forgot to take out mine and they were already in the jelly form.






3 comments:

  1. I made it and it turned out perfect, though i did not use the same flavour biscuit ;) thank u for the amazing recipe

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    1. So happy you loved it Atasha ;) and thank you very much for the feedback, very much appreciated !

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    2. Got many appreciative comments, it was really good !

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