Recipe Review: Strawberry Gelatin

Those strawberries we were slicing this morning were for these—light, fresh cups of homemade Jell-O for a quick weeknight dessert. We're eating as many strawberries as we can right now, and while we really wanted shortcake or maybe a whipped cream fool, this was the more sensible choice after a weekend of burgers and hot dogs.

The recipe is from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, and it has just four ingredients: strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and gelatin. Well, there's some water in there, too, so five.

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One thing we'd pay more attention to next time is the foam. When we stirred the warm gelatin mixture and added it to the strawberry juice, we got a layer of bubbly foam that stayed put when the gelatin solidified. Not a big deal, but we might be more gentle in the future (less energetic whisking) so we get a smoother result.

Here's the recipe: Strawberry Gelatin, from Everyday Food

We followed the recipe and added chopped strawberries on top, but these would be great with whipped cream, too. A little less healthy, but maybe you didn't eat as many burgers as we did over the weekend...

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Related: Homemade Jell-O Popsicles

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)

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