Nobody these days because you can buy so many "set" jellies that look lovely. Somebody actually asked me one day what jelly was and how do you make it . .
I was pretty astonished but I suppose it's just how things are now. I wonder if the sale of jelly crystals has plummeted. . . probably.
Yes. I make up vegetarian jelly (with agar instead of gelatine) for the kids. It's a nice cold treat for after school. I like it made with fruit juice and pieces of fruit in it (like berries). It's also easy to get down if you've been sick.
Don't do it with Boiling water. I cut myself badly enough to require stitches one Christmas day when I mistook one of my vintage glass bowls for a pyrex one. When I poured boiling water into it it broke and speared the top of my foot. Fortunately I wasn't burnt as well as cut.
I like jelly. I used to eat it and enjoy it. Three years ago I was sick and jelly was one of the only foods offered. Unfortunately trying to eat it when I had a poor appetite has put me off, but I might be ready to try it again.
I have some ice block moulds that came with a recipe using jelly crystals. The melting iceblock stays solid a little longer.
I like jelly in trfle and red jelly (raspberry, strawberry, port wine etc.) with cream. I don't like ice cream with my jelly and I don't eat lime, lemon or orange jellies . . . all for different reasons. Yep, I'm weird.
I do enjoy jelly, when it is made with pieces of fresh fruit through it, as this is how my mum would always make it. The other thing which she did, and which I do is to use part fruit juice and part water for the liquid element of the jelly! When I was in hospital they gave me jelly with fruit in it, and I just found it so easy to eat as well as delicius. I have a packet of jelly crystals in the pantry which I recently bought, and I may just make it up this week!