Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Elderflower cordial & prosecco jelly with raspberries and rose petals

A couple of years ago I came across an idea of a prosecco jelly with lilac flowers, and I kept promising myself I would do it one day. Yet two Mays passed by, and by the time I finally got a bottle of prosecco for the recipe, the lilac blooms were all dried and brown. Roses are glorious at the moment, so I decided roses would probably be as nice in a jelly. I also had a bottle of an elderflower cordial, and the recipe for Elderflower cordial and prosecco jelly with raspberries and rose petals was born.

It's the season of elderflower now, but my own garden has just a few blooms, I would need to go foraging to get enough for the syrup.

Elderflower cordial and prosecco jelly
250ml elderflower cordial
1 sachet of Dr Oetker gelatine
320ml prosecco
a handful of fresh raspberries
a few rose petals (not sprayed with any chemicals, so the shop roses won't be any good)

Heat up the cordial in a medium pan. Add a sachet of gelatine (add the gelatine to hot water or cordial, never the other way around). Stir briskly until all the gelatine is dissolved.

Add the cold prosecco, stir well again. Place the rose petals and raspberries in sundae glasses or jelly moulds. Pour the cordial mix over the berries.
Let it cool, then put in the fridge overnight, covered with a cling film.

What can I say? It is a pure delight, sweet, tart, zingy, in one word, excellent. I really loved it. It looks very classy and sophisticated, yet it is so easy to make. Skip the rose petals if you don't have or don't fancy any. Now, next spring I really must try it with the lilac.

I have used an Elderflower cordial from Belvoir Fruit Farms in this recipe. This signature drink is refreshing and delicious, and makes a classic ingredient in aperitifs and cocktails. Just the other day I saw a recipe for an Elderflower & prosecco refresher made with fizzy water and gin. Such an aperitif screams Party time! and brings thoughts of the Ladies's day at Ascot.
Let's hope we'll get a good summer when we could leisurely sip our cocktails in the garden.

Disclosure: I received a bottle of cordial for the purposes of creating a recipe with it.

Adding my recipe to #TeaTimeTreats linky hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Janie from The HedgeCombers...

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  1. These look very elegant and are perfect for summer :)

    1. Thank you Cheryl! A bit on the boozy side, though lovely. I wonder if I should swap the amounts of cordial and prosecco

  2. What a FABULOUS recipe - thanks for linking up to Tea Time Treats for June! Karen PS: STUNNING images too Galina! xxx

    1. Thank you Karen! This is a high praise indeed, coming from the best food photographer in the universe. :)

  3. Thanks for this. It's really my sort of thing and I cannot wait to try it myself.

  4. It's been a long time since i made some jelly and with prosecco seems the best combination!

    thank you for linking up with the #fridayfoodie linky

  5. I love desserts and drinks with flowers! Thanks for the idea :)

    1. I love adding rose petals to many dishes, including savoury ones

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the addition of rose petals. It feels like a sort of Arabian Nights dream!