Muscat jellies with spiced cream
- 150g caster sugar
- 5 sheets platinum-grade leaf gelatine
- 300ml Muscat or other dessert wine
- 150ml whipping cream
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom (from 8-10 pods)
- 1 tsp runny honey
- a sprinkle of finely grated orange zest
Step by step
The jellies keep for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Bring 300ml water almost to the boil in a small pan. Stir the sugar into the water to dissolve and then take off the heat and allow to cool a little.
Meanwhile, soak the gelatine in cold water until floppy, then wring out and stir into the warm sugar water until melted. Strain into a jug through a fine sieve, then add the wine and stir well.Tip
This makes a soft-set jelly. For a firmer consistency add another gelatine leaf.
Divide between 4 glasses (at least 200ml capacity each) and chill until set – at least 2 hours.
To serve, whip the cream to soft peaks, then stir in the cardamom and honey. Spoon on top of each glass and finish with a pinch of orange zest.