by Julie Van Rosendaal
Yes, you can make your own wine jellies that actually taste of wine and aren’t as hard on your teeth as what you find in a store! Rosé has good colour and flavour, but the recipe works with white or red, too – a great way to use up the last cup in a bottle, or some prosecco that has gone flat.
1 c. rosé wine (red or white wine works too)
1/2 c. sugar
2 pkg. unflavoured gelatin
1 drop red food colouring (optional)
sugar, for coating
In a medium saucepan, stir together the rosé and sugar and sprinkle the gelatin over top; let stand for a few minutes to soften. Set over medium high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar and gelatin have dissolved. Stir in a drop of food colouring if it’s not quite pink enough.
Pour into a loaf pan (or small silicone candy moulds, if you have them) and refrigerate until firm. Cut into small 1/2-inch cubes and roll in a shallow dish of sugar to coat.
Makes about 100 jellies.