Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

Denise’s technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder


As strange as this sounds, this is the 4th aspic I’ve made in one week.  My first 3 aspics were a shocking visual success. I’ll present them in a future blog.  With my newfound confidence, I took the leap into adapting a recipe to make a festive new creation just in time for Easter!

Behold, Denise’s technicolor jelly bean aspic!

Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

Oh yes, I did.


I covered the base of a ceramic dish with a layer of jelly beans. Then I poured the gelatin mixture on top. I placed in the fridge to chill overnight.  By the next day… voila! A technicolor gelatinous mess.

Tip:  To loosen the aspic from the ceramic dish, place hot water in a container larger than the ceramic dish.  Place the ceramic dish in the container to loosen the gelatin.  Select a nice dish for presentation of the aspic.  Place the dish over the mold and carefully flip the aspic upside down.  Let the aspic jiggle its way out.   

Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

Remember, presentation is critical.  Finish plating by garnishing with jelly beans and top with a marshmallow peep.

Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

NOTE:  This is not meant to be eaten.  It seems obvious but these days you just never know.  Percival put on a brave face for the photo but behind the scenes he was not happy.  The things we do for art.

Denise's technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder

For more fun aspic experiences, visit my first post: “Hello!  We’re here for the aspic!

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