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Cherry Blossom & Strawberry Hanami Jello

Cherry Blossom & Strawberry Hanami Jello

Make these spring-themed jello at home and impress your friends!

Ingredients: 6 servings

Bottom Layer: Strawberry Pudding
Strawberries
10
Soy milk (or milk)
200 ml
Sugar
3 tablespoons
Gelatin
5 g
Water
2 tablespoons
Top Layer: Cherry Blossom Jello
Salt-preserved cherry blossom petals
6
Water
300 ml
Red food colouring
a little
Sugar
20 g
Gelatin powder
5 g
Water
2 tablespoons
Decorations
Salt-preserved cherry blossom petals
6
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Water
3 tablespoons

Steps

1. Make the strawberry pudding by dissolving the gelatin in water. Mash the strawberries and mix with the sugar. Then, add the mixture to a saucepan along with the soy milk, turn on the heat and mix well. Add the dissolved gelatin to the pot and mix until the mixture starts to bubble, then turn off the heat.
2. Pour the pudding into cups and leave to chill in the refrigerator.
3. Make the cherry blossom jello by rinsing the salt-pickled cherry blossom petals and leave to soak in lukewarm water for 1 hour to remove the salt. Then, carefully separate the petals while they are still soaking.
4. Dissolve the gelatin in water. Drain the cherry blossom petals and add them to a saucepan along with the water, sugar, and food coloring. Mix together over a low heat, add the dissolved gelatin and mix until fully incorporated.
5. Ensure that the pudding is completely set, then pour the cherry blossom jello on top. Leave to set in the refrigerator.
6. To decorate, rinse some more cherry blossom petals and leave to soak in a mixture of sugar and water before arranging them on top of the jell.

Story Behind this Recipe

I preserved some cherry blossom petals in salt, which was an interesting activity, but then I had to come up with a way of using them.
Add jello to your hanami (cherry blossom viewing) bento. It will look like the cherry blossoms are dancing when reflected in the wobbling jello.