Elderflower and pear jelly

Today I have a delicious, refreshing recipe for elderflower and pear jelly to share with you. I love elderflower sparkling presse so when Bottlegreen told me about the newest addition to their collection (elderflower and green tea) I knew I had to try it. I don’t like to do product reviews for the sake of product reviews so I thought I would create a recipe using it to share with you. As a drink this new flavour is delicious and refreshing but personally I prefer the elderflower sparkling presse without green tea. However as a jelly the flavour mellowed and the resulting jelly was a delicious, spring dessert. This was the first jelly I have made (unless you count the just add water type from my childhood) but it won’t be the last.

Elderflower (and green tea) and pear jelly
Serves 4

400ml Elderflower and green tea sparkling presse
2 sheets leaf gelatine
small tin of pears in natural fruit juice

  • In a bowl, cover the gelatine leaves with cold water and leave to soften.
  • Over a gentle heat, warm 100ml of the elderflower presse  but don’t let it boil.
  • Remove from the heat. Squeeze the excess liquid from the gelatine leaves, stir in to the warmed presse until dissolved. Add the rest of the presse.
  • Place two pieces of pear in to each of 4 glasses. Divide the jelly mixture between the 4 glasses. Leave to set in the fridge over night.

Thanks to Bottlegreen for my sample bottle of Elderflower and green tea sparkling presse.