The theme of this week’s #SundaySupper, ably hosted by the lovely Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, is Beat the Heat. All very well for those of you living in warm and sunny climes, wishing only for a cool porch and an iced drink, but here in the UK, we would be quite glad of some heat to beat, quite frankly.
Still, a girl can dream, can’t she? So sticking to the rules of no ovens, no baking, no hot kitchens, I created a little taste of summer in the form of Elegant Fruit Jellies. I envisioned this elegance as a grown-up version of the kiddie favourite jelly and ice cream. They would be served in wine glasses and would be aesthetically pleasing.
All was going to plan, until I smashed one of the desserts all over the floor while attempting to pull off some arty photography with it, which somewhat destroyed the elegance. Still, making individual portions was a blessing – I cleared up the mess and quickly whipped up an extra one, so nobody needed to be any the wiser!
As long as you don’t try any wine glass acrobatics, these are simple to make, delightfully cool and very pretty to look at. The addition of cream cheese into the topping definitely adds a grown-up edge; it cuts through the sweetness of the jelly creating a nice contrast of flavours. However, if you have a very sweet tooth, you could use marscapone or omit the cream cheese altogether.
Though they look and taste decadent, they can be made with low-fat and low-sugar ingredients to leave you smug as you eat it!
Then, if you’re lucky enough to have a shady porch and sunshine, enjoy outside. If in Britain, you may have to use your imagination.
For more cool inspiration, look no further than these superb summer recipes from the other #SundaySupper bloggers and enjoy a chilled feast. Remember to join us at 3:00pm EST on Twitter!
#BeatTheHeat Salads, Soups, & Sides:
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#BeatTheHeat Drinks & Cocktails:
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