Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fresh lemon gelatin + a great lemonade poster boy

Fresh lemon gelatin / Gelatina de limão siciliano

I am completely biased when it comes to lemon/lime things – and you all know that – but these gelatins are so delicious I beg you to try them!
It’s like eating solid lemonade – and if I can’t convince you of how good lemonade can be Mr. Ford is perfect for the job. ;)

Fresh lemon gelatin
from Luscious Lemon Desserts

3 ¼ cups (780ml) water
1 cup (200g) caster (superfine) sugar
¼ cup finely grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons plain, unflavored gelatin
1 ¼ cups (300ml) fresh lemon juice

Have ready six 1-cup (240ml) capacity glasses or ramekins.
Combine 2 ½ cups (600ml) of the water, the sugar and the zest into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
Pour the remaining ¾ cup (180ml) cup of the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the water. Let stand until softened. Place the bowl in larger bowl of hot water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved and the liquid is clear.
Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice.
Pour the mixture through a strainer into the glasses/ramekins and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 3 hours or up to 5 days.

Serves 6

11 comments:

Anncoo said...

I would like a glass of this lemon gelatin to cool me down because of the hot weather here :)

Jennifurla said...

I am intrigued...and my mouth is puckering

Priya said...

Yumm, thats sooo pretty..

Maria said...

You got me at lemon, I love this!

Tamaravvo said...

Наверное, очень вкусно! Во всяком случае, выглядит аппетитно! Пошла разбираться с переводом.

Nina said...

Oh, Patricia...I bet this lemon gelatin is phenomenal! Beautiful presentation. Happy Friday!

Karen said...

How lovely! This looks so light and refreshing. And your plum financiers are beautiful! :-)

Delishhh said...

I wish it was warm enough here to have this. It is still cold here in Seattle, WA.

susan said...

I, too, am a sucker for most things citrus! This drink is right up my alley! I am going to have to use the last of my meyer lemons from my tree to make this! thanks beautiful lady!

theopinionatedbaker said...

This looks like a delicious way to use up my gelatin! Thanks for the recipe. =)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Anncoo, I'm glad you liked it, thank you!

Jennifurla, ;)

Priya, thank you!

Maria, I love lemon, too! Thank you, sweetie!
xx

Tamaravvo, tks!

Nina, thank you, sweetie!
xx

Karen, thank you!

Delishhh, the cold weather is coming my way now.

Suz, I am sure you'll love this!
xx

Opinionated Baker, thank you for stopping by!

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