Healthy Fruit Jelly Lollies

"Experiment with blueberries, mandarin juice, cumquats or passionfruit to get different colours. Healthy and lollies is usually an oxymoron, but in this case it isn't!"
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  • Line a tray with baking paper.
  • Simmer the juices and berries until they are reduced by half, then add the sugar and tartaric acid and boil the mixture for 3 minutes more.
  • Strain.
  • Add a little of the hot juice to the gelatine and stir till it dissolves, then add the mix to the rest of the juice.
  • Stir thoroughly for a few minutes to make sure it doesn't separate, then pour it all into the tray.
  • Leave the mixture to set- this will take around 30 minutes.
  • Now use a knife or kitchen scissors to cut the jelly into squares, diamonds, or snakes.
  • Or use cookie cutters to cut out fat jelly babies, jelly bunnies, stars or circles.
  • Store the jellies between baking paper in a sealed container in a dry, cool place for a day or two, but not too long- remember, they don't have any preservatives in them.
  • Throw them out if they start growing mould or look or smell odd, or start dissolving into mush.

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