How to prepare wildflowers jelly
How to make jelly using wildflowers?
This flower jelly consists of infusing a liquid with a fairly neutral flavor with very aromatic edible flowers, which give off its delicate aroma.
In this case, yellow sweet flower (Melilotus officinalis) has been used, which has a very pleasant and delicate flavor that reminds vanilla .
It is a very simple recipe, easy to make and low in calories, which allows you to discover the new flavors that nature offers us through wild flowers.
Ingredients for a flower jelly
- Half a liter (500 ml.) of organic soy milk or vegetable drink
- 1 cup of coffee with fresh or dried Melilotus inflorescences (dried melilot is more aromatic)
- 5 grams of agar-agar powder or flakes
- 1 or 2 tablespoons (15 – 30g.) of sugar (optional)
- 1 strainer
- Individual glass containers
Preparation of agar agar jelly with edible flowers
- Boil half a liter of soy drink with sugar.
- When it breaks to boil, add the agar-agar, turn off the heat and stir until the agar dissolves for 2 minutes. It is important that it boils, because agar-agar needs that temperature to gelatinize.
- Then, add a cup of flowers and cover. Leave covered for 4 minutes for the flowers to infuse and give off their flavor.
- Filter the liquid to remove the flowers, since, if left a long time, they can be bitter.
- Distribute the resulting liquid in individual containers and let them cool in refrigeration.
How to serve it?
Serve it with some decorative wildflowers, with jam, or with a fruit syrup.
* Recipe courtesy of Montserrat Enrich from the blog: Gastronomia salvatge
* Related information: Melilotus as food
More information on Melilotus
3 December, 2019