Red Wine and Pear Jellies

Serves 5

 

  • 15 fl oz (3/4 pint) red wine
  • 10 fl oz (1/2 pint) water#
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 4 leaves of gelatine
  • 2 ripe pears
  • Cream (optional)

 

First soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water to soften. In a saucepan, heat half of the wine until it just begins to simmer, then stir in the sugar until dissolved. Take off the heat and stir in the softened gelatine until melted. Add the remaining wine and all the water. Peel and cut up the pears into cubes. Using wine glasses, divide the chopped pears into the glasses and pour over the red wine liquid. Put in the fridge overnight or until set. To serve, pour over a little cream for an Irish coffee look.