Katy's Jelly Boats
Recipe by Sally Brown and Kate Morris. Makes 2
You will need:
- 1 orange (cut in half by an adult with the flesh removed)
- 6 red grapes
- 2 large mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon gelatine granules
- 50ml warm water
- 100ml orange juice
- Work mat
- Table knife
- Two cocktail sticks (ask an adult to snip the sharp ends off)
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring jug
- Muffin tray or mugs (to stop the oranges tipping over while they set)
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.
What to do:
Before making, wash your hands and put an apron on. Weigh or measure all of the ingredients.
Ask a grown-up to boil a kettle of water and then allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before using it. Wash the grapes in clean water.
Count out six grapes. Hold each one firmly and ask a grown-up to help cut them in half using a table knife. Put six grape halves into each orange.
Make the sails for the boats by folding each mint leaf in half. Push each one onto a cocktail stick and unfold the leaf.
Ask a grown-up to help pour 50ml of warm water from the kettle into an empty bowl. Sprinkle over one teaspoon of gelatine granules. Stir the gelatine granules and water with a spoon until the granules have disappeared and dissolved. Check that there are no lumps.
Add the gelatine and water mixture to the measured orange juice and stir well.
Put the two orange halves into the muffin tray holes to stop them tipping over. Pour the jelly mixture into each of the orange halves until it nearly reaches the top. Ask a grown-up to help you put the oranges in a fridge and chill for about 2 -3 hours, or until the jelly has set.
Once your Jelly Boats have set, gently push the sails you made earlier into the jelly to complete your boats.