Elderflower jelly with peaches and strawberry with quick strawberry ice cream

Elderflower jelly with peaches and strawberry with quick strawberry ice cream

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Serves
4
Photographer
Peter Cassidy

Jelly and ice cream make such a perfect combination. Even this grown-up version made with elderflower cordial reminds me of when I was young, when my mother would serve me jelly and ice cream when I was poorly. It’s easier to get the right amount of gelatine if you use the leaf form, as the powdered type sometimes doesn’t dissolve properly and you can end up with too much – resulting in a jelly that has set too firm.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the jelly

Quantity Ingredient
450ml sparkling elderflower presse
50g caster sugar
5 sheets leaf gelatine, soaked in cold water
1 peach, stoned and finely diced
50g small strawberries, quartered
a small handful greek basil

For the ice cream

Quantity Ingredient
500g strawberries, hulled
1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
300ml thick double cream

Method

  1. To make the jelly, heat 100ml of the sparking elderflower pressé and the caster sugar in a saucepan until hot, then add the soaked gelatine and stir gently until it has dissolved. Add the rest of the elderflower pressé and stir to combine.
  2. Pour the jelly into a soup plate or lipped plate and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
  3. To make the ice cream, place the strawberries in a sealable food bag and freeze for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. When they’re frozen and you’re ready to serve the jelly, tip the strawberries into a food processor with the vanilla seeds and half the cream, and blitz until they start to break down. Continue blitzing for 3–4 minutes until it becomes smoother, then add the remaining cream and blitz until it forms a smooth frozen cream.
  4. With the jelly still in the plate, lay a line of chopped peaches down one side of the jelly, then top them with the strawberries and Greek basil. Place spoonfuls of the ice cream in a line alongside and serve immediately, with the remainder of the ice cream in a separate bowl.
Tags:
Home Comforts
British food
classic recipes
indulgent
winter
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