Wednesday, April 12, 2017

J: Jelly #AtoZChallenge

Ah, jelly. When we were very young, those jelly packets were hard to come by in India. My aunt who stayed in Sunderland used to bring them for us. the one she got wasn't like the powdered gelatin and flavour mix you get these days, it was a wobbly concentrated chunk that came in squares and looked much like a small waffle. Anyone remember those? I do not know if those are still available, but they used to come in amazing flavours like black-currant and black cherry and raspberry and used to be delicious. I often stole the cubes, (much to my mother's chagrin) and could not wait for it to be "cooked" (as in melted and set). Yes, jellies were always a favourite and my daughters love them too. I remember every birthday party they had as kids used to see me making piles of jellies for them and their friends. Nowadays they make their own jelly (from packets) and sometimes set it in the ice tray so they have little cubes of jelly to have! The other day my sister-in-law was making jelly for her two year old twins and that's what I told her too do! 
Here's to the wobbly dessert loved by the kids, add some fruits (except pineapple because there's something in it that prevents gelatin from setting), have it with custard or icecream, make it into a trifle...whatever. Jelly always disappears fast in our house! 


  1. Agree you to the core!! Jellies and their wibbly wobbly appearance is so inviting... it is fancied by young and old alike!!
    And yes I could recollect "Weikfield" brand of jelly... that was available in big cities in India and how we used to relish them!!!
    Thank you for refreshing trip down the memory line!
    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

  2. Thanks, yes. Always nice to relive the joys of our childhood!