Monday, 16 November 2015

Jelly Pinwheels

Check out these groovy little things! Jelly Pinwheels were on my Good Eatin' Pinterest board and I keep scrolling past them thinking "I wonder if I can make those?". Turns out I can! Whoop! Anything jelly related gives me the heebie-jeebies because it can be so temperamental but the solution to that is to just use a packet of jelly crystals *wink* I used strawberry jelly and since the mini marshmallows came as a mixed pink and white pack I didn't bother separating them. These are REALLY easy. The hardest part is just rolling them up. I found that when greasing the pan, you want to use a little more than the recipe calls for paying careful attention to get in the corners. That's where I came undone a bit, but otherwise they're straightforward. 
Be warned, these are ridonkulously sweet so I would recommend either using a shallower pan (10 inch x 10 inch instead of 8 x 8) to get a larger roll and consequently smaller slices, or slice them 1/2 inch thick. The jelly consistency is closer to that of a soft gummy bear. Providing you leave it to set for long enough you won't have any trouble. As you can see from mine I struggled with rolling them up tightly enough at the beginning, grease your pan well and that shouldn't happen. 

If you're a fan of strawberries and cream lollies then you'll probably like these :-) Only thing is that now my son won't eat it them (they're new... anything new is bad apparently), and I'm willing to hazard a guess that hubby will take one look at them and flat out refuse. I may be wrong! We'll have to wait and see. 

I used this video recipe as it lays out it all plain and simple and is super easy to follow. Bon chance, my friends! I personally like them. And hey! That's another one of my Pinterest pins conquered! Shazaam :-) 

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