Last night we were headed for bed when I heard water dripping from the second bathroom. I thought maybe the tap hadn’t been closed properly or maybe it was the shower head. Nope neither of those… then I looked up and I saw water dripping from the ceiling from the light fixture! Mind you that light had gone out and we were and still are waiting for it to be replaced! So yeh now we have a bathroom ceiling that’s leaking and I’ve been on the phone all day trying to get someone to do something about it! It’s obviously coming from the apartment above us, I tried going to talk to them but no one seems to be home right now so yeh I’m not sure what we’re going to do now! Oh and of course as you know my parents arrive tomorrow and I’m not sure how we’re going to use this bathroom now!
Uhhhh the joys of renting! Makes me really miss our place back in Australia, we didn’t have to worry about rental issues then since it was ours! Hmmm I always wonder if we’ll ever end up back there… I was telling Joe yesterday that we never really got to appreciate that place. We moved in January 2010 and in April 2011 we moved to America so we were there under 2 years.
Anyway in yesterday’s post I said that I had worked on a dessert recipe and luckily it turned out GREAT! I was very happy with the result as was Joe. :)
So before I give you the recipe, let me tell you how it came about. I got the inspiration for this recipe from Instagram… I love IG (Instagram for short), I always get inspired by the photos of food that show up on my stream. This particular recipe was inspired by a photo posted by Paleo Cupboard. She had posted a photo for Paleo Horchata… now I don’t know about you but I had no idea what Horchata was so of course I went off and Googled it. Turns out it’s a traditional drink made from either ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barely or tigernuts and is popular in places like Spain and Latin America.
Of course after reading that I still had no idea what it was exactly or how this Paleo version would taste but the photo looked so good that I thought I HAVE TO MAKE THIS! And I did and it was FANTASTiC! Then I thought I want to take this recipe and make it into something else… which I did and it turned into a DELICIOUS treat!
Paleo Horchata Jelly
Recipe adapted from here. Also to my American readers please don’t get confused! Jelly = Jell-O!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (preferably homemade). I used a U.S cup measurement here which = 235ml. If you’re using a metric cup measurement it’s 250ml and then you’ll more than likely have to use more gelatine in the recipe.
- 1/4 cup raw honey.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top when set.
- Pinch of ground nutmeg.
- Pinch of ground cloves.
- 3 gelatine leaves or you can use powdered gelatine (I think 3 leaves = 1 Tbsp of powdered gelatine but you might have to re-check that). A great gelatine to use is this one, but unfortunately it costs A LOT over here and is hard to get anyway!
Place almond milk, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a small-medium saucepan and place on medium heat. Stir the mixture then leave it until it comes to a boil.
In the mean time place your gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water and let them the sit for 5 minutes.
Once the mixture in the saucepan has started to come to a boil you can turn it down to a low simmer.
Remove the gelatin leaves from the water and squeeze out any excess liquid. Place into the saucepan and stir to mix through.
Let this sit for about 2 minutes then remove from the heat and transfer the mixture into your desired container(s). I poured mine into two 5oz ramekins.
Place in the fridge until set. Once set remove from the fridge and sprinkle some more ground cinnamon on top. Enjoy!
So that’s it from me for a few weeks! I’m taking a break from blogging to spend time with my parents and then of course we’re off to France to join up with my sister and her family for a family holiday! We’re just going to be missing my younger sister but did I tell you she’s coming to visit us in July! So yes we’ll be having another visitor soon too!
I’m going to take full advantage of my mum being here by getting her to show me how to cook more Persian food so I can share it with you! And of course I’ll have lots to share with you about our holiday! I booked Disneyland Paris tickets today hahaha… I think my nieces are going to drives us all a bit crazy the day we go there ;)
Take care of yourselves and I’ll be back before you know it!