This Jelly Slice is a delicious classic recipe that you will love! A few tweaks to the original recipe make it better than ever!
There have been many unexpected blessings come my way since starting this blog, but one of my favourite ones is when people share with me their favourite family recipe. I have seen photos of this particular recipe around but didn’t know how it was made, but a lovely Mum at my music group offered to share her husbands Nanas recipe and it is just so special to me rather than whipping up a random recipe! So thank you Rachel, now I can share it with the Just a Mum family too!
So with some trepidation I set about making this recipe – seemed easy enough – surely I could pull it off and I was delighted with the result. It looks gorgeous and so simple to make! I have decided if a recipe calls for a biscuit and butter base you can’t go wrong as its bound to taste delicious!
You could choose almost any jelly to go with this, don’t feel you have to do strawberry as I have done here, try grape, raspberry, blackberry, anything sweet and delicious that you like the taste of. The slice itself is surprisingly not too sweet so is a lovely and light treat.
The only warning is it is one of those recipes that does need a little time in between each layer to set so allow a couple of hours start to finish, but the layers themselves take less than a few minutes each to whip up so get about doing other stuff while it does its thing in the fridge, like housework, lawns, go for a run, or even better find that book you have meant to read or binge watch a couple of episodes of something great on TV!
Here is the recipe, thanks again to the gorgeous Rachel, this would make a lovely slice to take to any occasion. We have doubled the Jelly here by using two packets of jelly – feel free to use just one if you wanted a thinner layer – and halve the boiling water to just 1 1/2 Cups.
Pin it! Jelly Slice
Many people assume this will be rich and overly sweet like a cheesecake, I assure you it is not. It is light and perfectly flavoured!
Onto the recipe.
- 2 x Packets Jelly
- 3 Cups Boiling Water
- 1 Packet 250g Superwines, or similar plain sweet biscuit
- 175g melted butter
- (Optional ¼ cup chopped nuts)
- 2 TBSP Gelatine
- ½ Cup Boiling Water
- 1 Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Juice from 1 Lemon (approx. 2-3 TBSP)
- I add lemon zest to both the biscuit base and the condensed milk centre. Try a tablespoon or two in either or both!
- Prepare 25 x 25 slice tin with baking paper and set aside - I lightly spray my tin first so paper sticks!
- Make up both jellies with 3 cups boiling water and pop into fridge to cool
- Blitz biscuits in food processor (or by hand if need be)
- Combine melted butter and chopped nuts or lemon zest if using (I did not but original recipe stated optional)
- Tip into slice tin and firmly press down until evenly spread.
- Pop into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes
- In a medium bowl add gelatine and ½ cup boiling water and mix well until all gelatine dissolved.
- Add to this the condensed milk and lemon and zest if using and mix well.
- Pour over the chilled base and set aside in the fridge for 30-40 minutes until completely chilled and setting
- Once jelly has cooled but not set pour over the milky layer and pop in the fridge until the jelly has set - I poured the jelly over the back of a spoon so as to not disturb white layer.
- Once set - remove from fridge for 20-30 minutes and then run your large sharp knife under hot water - then dry - then slice the edges off the slice first.
- Using whole long knife (heating & drying as need be between slices) cut down into the square and apply pressure to cut through biscuit layer. Then slice into squares or smaller pieces.
- Keep the slice in an airtight container in the fridge
So it is as simple as that!! 😀
I hope you enjoy this pretty looking recipe. It would be a lovely one to share with family this Christmas or any occasion!
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For more Jelly recipes check out these two below – so fun and easy!
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