Many fruits, including from nature, are used both as food and as medicine. They are eaten raw and as jams, compotes, pickles, pastilles, purees, jellies. They are also used in various confectionery products.
What is jelly?
Jelly is a thickened and sweetened fruit decoction to which gelatin is sometimes added. There are differences in the preparation of jams, jellies and marmalades.
Jelly is obtained only from the juice of fruits to which sugar or a natural sweetener has been added. It becomes transparent and saturated with the color of the fruit. Jelly can also be used for spreading or as part of cakes, but not as a base for cakes.
Some housewives will be surprised to hear that from the Iceland Moss e.g. jelly can also be prepared.
Iceland Moss jelly
50 g of the plant is finely chopped, flooded with 1 liter of boiling water and boiled for 1 hour. Add 5-6 tablespoons of sugar, stir until the sugar dissolves and pour into serving bowls. Serve cold. When cooled, jelly is formed, with pleasant taste and aroma perceptions. To enhance the aroma, after cooking, a packet of vanilla sugar is added together with the sugar.
Jelly with nettle
To a hot solution of gelatin add nettle juice and sugar, mix well and pour into a pan to cool, then cut into rectangles with sides 2 by 3 cm and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Served with tea or coffee. Aromatic spices such as mint drops can also be added.
Dilute 100 ml of elderberry syrup with 1 liter of water and bring to the boil. 10 g of gelatin is dissolved in 100 g of water, pre-soaked in cold water for 1-2 hours and then heated to dissolution. The dissolved gelatin is added in a thin stream and, when cooled, it is poured into suitable serving dishes.
Sea buckthorn jelly
Dissolve 50 g of gelatin in 200 ml of water with 50 g of sugar, add 1 liter of sea buckthorn juice and 250 ml of raspberry or other berry juice, boil for 2-3 minutes and pour into serving bowls. Keep cold until gelled.
Where to buy ready-made jelly mixture?
Ready-made mixtures for fruit or vegetable jelly can be found in "Zdravnitza".
You can place your order online. "Zdravnitza" delivers our products to Bulgaria, Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.
You can also buy jelly mixes on the local stores of "Zdravnitza":
Helath store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.
Logistic center "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.