Sunday, 22 February 2009

Jam don't shake like that


The work of Bompas & Parr, fine English jelly specialists.



Jelly Mould No.227 ( England c. 1870 )



Jelly Mould No.365 ( England c. 1880 )



Jelly Mould No. 240 ( England c. 1870 )




From Jelly and Moulded Foods course by Historic Food


A Victorian variation on ribband jelly known as Russian Jelly or Panachee Jelly. It has been made in a nineteenth century succès mould and the opacue effect achieved by whipping the jelly to a froth . Each layer had to set, before the next was poured in.


This jelly was made from an Alexandra Cross mould with an inner lining that allows a white cross to be cast all the way through, like the wording in a stick of rock. The cross represents the Danish flag. Edward, who became king of England when his mother Queen Victoria died in 1901, married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1853. The Alexandra Cross mould was registered that year. - Ivan Day, Historic Food

Listen to Chef Claire Bassano and food historian Ivan Day discuss the merits and the history of the much overlooked dessert.



Nigella Lawson's Rhubarb and Muscat Jelly

Tyler Florence's Muscat Jelly with Blackberries

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7 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have got to make one of these.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I love the old copper molds almost as much as dessert!

Pigtown-Design said...

Damn... i had a bunch of those gorgeous copper jelly moulds before I moved. They were just such interesting shapes and I actually made some desserts in them!

xoxo

pve design said...

This reminds me of my Mother's molds and the lovely tomato aspic jelly she would make or the Salmon Mousse in the fish shaped mold for her ladies lunches. I feel inspired to shake things up around here.
pve

tiny banquet committee said...

That lion is amazing. I'm feeling an urgent need to start collecting molds now and make all sorts of kooky tints with fruit and veg juice.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

"I don't want to be molded. I'm not a jelly." Bertie Wooster to his Aunt Agatha, "The Nephew Crusher."

I was just served insalata caprese with an aspic spoon. Just the thing, if probably inappropriate. Is there a jelly serving piece?

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

E&EL - would you believe there is, it's called a jelly trowel.