All you need to make great frozen pops are dollar store molds and … dollar store generic jello. I use the standard round mold with reusable sticks so I’m always ready to make some when the hot weather strikes. There are tons of fancy shapes out there, but I find those the easiest to get out of the mold.
This is a recipe my mom made over and over every summer when we were kids (and still does). It’s been so long I have no idea where the recipe is originally from. This is a lot better than the old frozen juice, staying tasty to the last chunk.
Ingredients (for 2 racks of 8 popsicle)
1 packet (85g) of Jello (or generic brand)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 cups of boiling water
2 cups of cold water
- Put the jello powder and the sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the boiling water and stir until the powder and sugar are completed dissolved. Mix in the cold water.
- Pour the jello mix in the ice pop molds, leaving a bit of room at the top. Put the sticks in and freeze overnight.
- To unmold, run hot water over the mold, twisting and pulling the stick gently until it gets out.
July 7, 2010 4 Comments
This pie is one of my favorite childhood dessert. My mother often does that recipe with the remaining pie dough when she does a full batch of it for a tourtière. It’s simple to make and delicious, with just the right amount of sugar.
The measurement she gave me were mostly approximations, so I did my best to get more precise numbers as I did the pies. It worked out pretty well, so here is the recipe.
Ingredients (Yield : 2 pies)
About 650g (2 crusts) of homemade pie dough, fresh or thawed. The pie pans I used are 19 cm (7 1/2 inch) wide and 3 cm (1 inch) deep.
5 cups of frozen blueberries
2/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of water
3 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch
Mix the water and corn starch together in a small bowl. Put the blueberries, the sugar and the water/corn starch mix in a pot and stir well.
Heat over low heat, stirring from time to time until the juice thickens. It can take more that 10 minutes, so don’t worry if it takes a while. If your pie crusts are not ready, you can roll them while the blueberries are cooking.
When it’s done, pour the blueberry mixture in the crusts and cover them with crust tops. Using a small brush, wet the border of the crust and press well with a fork to seal the tops. With a knife, cut a slit on top of the crust and put the pies in the oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes, until the crust is golden.
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February 11, 2010 No Comments