Everyday Food, May 2006
- Prep Time 30 minutes
- Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
- Serves 4
- 1 1/2 pounds strawberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
- Hull and quarter 1 pound of the strawberries; combine in a medium bowl with sugar and lemon juice. Set aside, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Place 1 cup cold water in a small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand at least 5 minutes to soften.
- Working in batches, puree strawberry mixture in a blender. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup after each batch (discard solids). Add enough water to strained juice to measure a total of 3 cups liquid. Set aside.
- Heat softened gelatin over medium-high, just until it begins to bubble around the edges and gelatin has dissolved (do not boil), 2 to 3 minutes; stir into strawberry juice. Divide mixture among four serving glasses. Chill until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
- To serve, hull and dice remaining 1/2 pound strawberries; spoon on top of chilled gelatins.
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