Seeing the picture probably made you think what the heck? What’s up with that beer? Well, this is not beer. It is apple jelly made in a way so it looks like beer. Funny right? Great for parties, pranks and kids!
I made this jelly a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t posted it yet since I had exam period the past couple of weeks. This weekend I went to Antwerp and stayed there for one night. It was very fun and I enjoyed eating a cheese ham croquette, Belgian fries (Vlaamsche friet), and pastry. It was sad to see that PAUL bakery had disappeared in Antwerp! Last year I bought a lot of yummy pastries there and earlier this year also in Lille.
I will practice baking/train my patisserie skills so I will be able to make all pastries myself and don’t have to travel to Belgium or France to get them. I want to be pro, I want a pastry shop, I want the Le Cordon Bleu patisserie diploma. Which I can’t just get anytime soon as I need a good paying job first, before I can afford that.. And to get a good paying job I probably need to get my BSc first and then my Msc.
To sooth my desire for pastry making and learning I purchased Zumbo, a book of Adriano Zumbo. If you have followed Master Chef Australia a bit you will know who the man is. I will receive the book later this week or maybe next week. I cannot wait!!
Okay, back to the jelly. This jelly is fun for parties and for tricking people in drinking it. The jelly is very easy to make, super easy actually. You need apple juice, sugar and gelatin. The foam is nothing spectacular, it’s just foamed jelly which I described how to make in the recipe below.
Here is the recipe!
- 700ml apple juice
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 10g gelatin
- 4 tablespoons water
- Put the gelatin in a small bowl and add four tablespoons of water.
- Add the sugar to the apple juice and microwave the juice until very hot. (Not boiling as your microwave will get dirty)
- Add the gelatin to the juice and stir until it has dissolved. If it does not dissolve, microwave again. Make sure it does not boil when the gelatin is in, the gelatin won't work anymore.
- Divide the mixture in glasses and leave some room for foam when filling. Make sure to leave about half a cup of jelly mixture to foam up. Put the glasses and remaining mixture in the fridge.
- You have to check the remaining mixture once in a while, when it thickens it is ready to be foamed up. (Cannot tell you how long it takes, as cooling time differs depending on start and fridge temperature and the amount.)
- When the mixture is ready, whisk it vigorously until it's all foam. Scoop the foam on top of the jelly in the glasses and leave the jellies in the fridge until set.
Recipe source [cookpad]