Gummy fruity things are great. Really great. But can we ever know what is in a Swedish Fish? Why is it Swedish? Should I give this gummy fruity thing a country of origin?
I move into my apartment tomorrow. I have been on a marathon to get to this point. More detailed and sound minded blog posts to come. In the meantime: Pomegranate Blueberry Fruit Jellies aka Gummy Bears for Europeans.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Sprinkle 4 packets of gelatin (so one ounce total) over 2/3 cups of fruit juice. I used pomegranate juice but if you want these to be a brighter color choose cranberry or whatever you have on hand that you typically mix with vodka. Let sit for five minutes.
In the meantime: combine 2/3 cups of a pomegranate juice with 1.5 cups of sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir for five minutes (it should boil).
Whisk in two cups of jam or preserves and cook for 2-3 minutes until syrupy. I used blueberry and it was a little chunky/annoying/dark in color so raspberry probably would have been better although this still tasted really good.
Whisk in gelatin mixture until gelatin dissolves.
Pour this mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into an 8-inch square baking dish. This will be annoying if you have hunks of berries going on.
Refrigerate for 3 hours (or up to 2 weeks).
Place 0.75 cups of sugar on a plate. Cut fruit jelly into 1-inch squares and toss in sugar to coat. Package some of these up for your movers the next day otherwise you will go into a food coma from eating so many.