Sunday, 1 November 2015

Aronia berry jelly bites (GAPS)

Honey-sweetened fruit jelly, enriched with vitamin C

These little berries make an excellent jelly. Rich in plant pigments, giving a deep purple colour to the jelly. The raw berries have their own unique flavor - astringent, semi-sweet and a little sour. With a touch of honey they turned into a delicious jelly treat.

You will need:
250 g aronia berries
2 cups of filtered water
1 generous tbsp unflavoured gelatin
1 tbsp honey
1/3 tsp vitamin C powder (Magnesium Ascorbate)


1. In a sauce pan bring the water to boil.
2. Rinse the berries, drain well, then put them in the gently boiling water, cover with a lid, and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 mins. Take the pan off the heat, let it cool for 2 to 3 mins.
3. Pour the content of the pan through a sieve, push the fruit through with a help of a wooden spoon.
4. Mix the gelatin powder with a little water, stir to dissolve, then add to the smooth berry mix.
5. Let it cool back a little more, to room temperature, then stir in the honey and vitamin C powder. Dissolve, mix thoroughly.
6. Pour the jelly into a square glass container, let it cool down completely before placing it into the refrigerator to set, 2 hours at least.
7. When the jelly has set cut it into bite sized pieces. Share and enjoy!

Tip: For VEGANS use algae, agar-agar or carrageen instead of gelatin, and maple syrup instead of honey.

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