Jelly was not something that the little people fell in love with at first sight, however, with a little perseverance now they are true addicts of the ‘wibbly wobbly’ stuff. There is something quintessentially English about jelly, no children’s party being complete without it, hence where these ‘jelly boats’ fit in. Quirky and attractive they are the perfect addition to any feast for ‘little people’, party or not. A skewer serves as a mast, and a cut up scrap of paper makes the perfect sail, irresistible to the jelly loving fraternity.
- 1 packet of Hartleys jelly- raspberry or strawberry flavor
- 5 oranges to make 20 jelly boats
- Skewers for masts
- Old paper for sails
1. Make the jelly as directed on the packet.
2. Cut the oranges in half and very gently with a good serrated knife, cut and scoop out the flesh. (If you have been careful you may be able to use the orange flesh on fruit skewers or simply eat immediately for a good dose of vitamin C!)
3. You will now have 10 scooped out orange halves. Place each half in a muffin or cake tin so they are stable and now pour in the jelly and place in the fridge for at least 5 hours.
4. When the jelly has set, remove from the fridge, cut each half into a quarter, pop your mast and sail in and the boats are ready to go. In an ideal world the little darlings can eat them almost like ‘match tea oranges’ , but for those not keen on a ‘no hands pudding’ all you need now is a teaspoon!
Written by the wonderful Joanna Preston of Larder Saga. Check it out for other scrumptious ideas!