Monday, January 04, 2010

Recipe: Stained Glass Gelatin

Aren't these pretty?

These are Stained Glass Gelatin Squares or sometimes called "Broken Glass Jello". We are not big jello fans in our home. Some people love jello and eat it every day while we might eat it once every year - if that... I think that jello is more beautiful and striking than it is edible, but it sure is pretty!
There is something about the vibrant colors and the transparency that makes it unusual and fun. (Not the most healthy definition of food, I know).
The recipe is easy, but a little time consuming as there is a LOT of waiting for the jello to set.

4 small packages jello, chose 4 colors that you like.
Make separate containers of the jello in a square or rectangular dish using 1 cup of boiling water with each packet. Do not follow the directions on the package because it lists too much water for this recipe. Just 1 cup of boiling water for each packet - (you can use more colors if you chose, still following 1 cup boiling water per packet).

(I didn't have a 4th color jello, so I made my own using gelatin - 2 packages gelatin with 2 T sugar. Bloom the gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water - (let soften). Then add 1/2 cup boiling water and a drop or two of food coloring. Easy.)

Let the colored gelatin set up 4 hours or overnight until firm. Slice & chop up the gelatin colors and set in a greased 13x9 pan.

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup cold water & 2 packages gelatin. Again, let soften for 10 minutes. Mix in 1 1/2 cups boiling water and 1 can condensed milk.
Let cool to room temperature.
Pour the condensed milk mixture over the chopped up gelatin.
Let firm up in the refrigerator for 3 + hours until firm.
Cut into squares and serve. Beautiful.

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