Two posts in two days! Oh snap!
I realize this isn’t technically baking, but it was a neat project I did that I decided to share
These were time consuming to make, but the look of them turned out great.
The story behind my idea to do this was that I first came across a picture of professionally done ones from Reddit. I always thought it was a neat idea, but didn’t ever have cause to do it; I just thought it looked neat. Then March 17th rolled around and I finally had a reason to gut a bunch of fruit! Woo!
Okay, what you need for this is extremely simple. For anyone who has ever made jello shots, it’s exactly the same thing…except this time your container is fruit (Well, the rinds anyways).
- Lime, Lemon, and Blueberry jello
- Fruit! (I used limes, lemons, and oranges)
- 6 cups boiling water (2 cups per flavor)
- 3 cups alcohol (I happened to use 3 different kinds because that’s what we had in the house, 1 cup per flavor)
- 3 cups cold water (1 cup per flavor)
Nothing too invasive here. Pour each mix into a separate bowl (medium size should be fine). Add 2 cups boiling water to each flavor. Stir until the powder is fully dissolved. Let cool slightly, then add 1 cup alcohol of your choice and one cup cold water. Set aside.
Next, grab a spoon! Similar to eating a grapefruit, but much more aggravating lol. The best way I can scribe this is to use the spoon to loosen the fruit until you can work your hand in there to grab and coax it the rest of the way out.
.Fantastic! Now we have a wonderful vessel. Repeat until all your desired fruit is finished. Place them in casserole dishes to a) add stability to them, and b) if any holes were made via the knife or spoon, the liqui-jello will just pool at the bottom and not spill everywhere.
Cool overnight. It really needs to be chilled longer to make sure that the jello fully adheres to the rinds and makes cutting wedges easier.
Now the fun part: Making it look like actual wedges. I found that limes have thick, hard rinds that make this process a PAIN. Oranges and lemons weren’t too bad at all.
All done! I’m a fan of testing one of each color for quality control purposes :p Enjoy!