Pearl's appetite left her ever so fleetingly last week. She wasn't interested in much at all, but she devoured the jelly that arrived on her hospital tray. I wasn't surprised - it's the food I most closely associate with being sick. When I was a kid, it was Aeroplane Jelly in the little box. Just add boiling water and wait. Here's my apple and raspberry version.
In a saucepan, bring a cup of apple juice and a big handful of frozen raspberries to the boil.
Remove from the heat and smoosh up the berries with a whisk. Then whisk in 2 teaspoons of powdered gelatine. Once that has dissolved, add another cup of cold apple juice and stir. You can increase your quantities - as long as you have a teaspoon of gelatine for every cup of juice. Add more gelatine if you like your jelly firm, but this gives the perfect amount of wobble, in my opinion.
Strain to remove the seeds.
Pour into your chosen receptacle/s. Refrigerate for a few hours until set.
Consume on the kitchen floor within arm's reach of Mum (being careful to avoid noticing the streaky mess of the oven door).
Mmm, tastes like 1981.