Making jelly can seem quite daunting but it really need not be. There are a few things to be mindful of: the main thing being don't boil your jelly as it changes the nature of the jelly and makes it less likely to set.
  • 150g raspberries
  • 150g blackberries
  • 80-100ml honey
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatine
  1. Place your raspberries and blackberries into a pan and cover with 200ml water. Bring up to the boil and allow to simmer for a few minutes until the fruit has softened.
  2. Add the honey and taste. It should be lovely and almost jammy in taste.
  3. In a small pan, put 3 tablespoons of water and sprinkle over your gelatine powder (try to sprinkle it evenly).
  4. Now leave it to "sponge" for 5 minutes. This just simply reactivates the gelatine and will turn the water solid/soft.
  5. On a very low heat, being mindful you only have a small amount of liquid and that it won't take long to get it to boiling, gently heat your pan and watch the gelatine slowly melt. Swirl your pan as you do this. Don't be tempted to stir as you don't want to lose any of your gelatine on your spoon.
  6. When melted, pour a little of your berry/honey/water into the small saucepan and swirl out (so you collect all the gelatine) and then pour that back in with the remaining berry/honey/water.
  7. Pour into ramekins or moulds and into the fridge for a good couple of hours to set up.
  8. Enjoy!
The gelatine in jelly is full of protein so wonderful for growing bones.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at