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18th September 2010

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Wednesday: champagne jelly shoes and recipe!

Oooohh, today’s post includes a recipe! It was a very special day, so I donned bright lime green shoes from Kate Kuba via the charity shop.

Here I am frolicking in the garden waiting for my champagne jelly to set!

Recipe for awesomeness:



  • 450ml sparkling wine/champagne
  • 5 sheets leaf gelatin or 1 sachet powdered gelatin
  • 5 leaves 100% gold leaf (the safe to eat kind!)
  • 115g granulated sugar
  • 250ml water
  • dash of lemon juice


  1. Gently heat the sugar, lemon juice and water together in a pan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Pre-soak the gelatin sheets if using. Add the gelatin to pan and stir to dissolve.
  3. Place the gold leaf with half the champagne in a food processor and whizz until the gold is broken into little pieces. Beware that the champagne will fizz up as you do this.
  4. Pour the sugar syrup, champagne and gold into a jug. Leave in the fridge to set for one hour.
  5. Pour the semi-set jelly into individual champagne flutes. Leave for another half hour and, if able, stir the jelly again so the gold leaf is suspended in the middle.
  6. Set for another 3 hours, or overnight.

N.B. This recipe is adapted from one I found in the Sunday Times Magazine circa 2004. I’ve lost half the recipe so I had to improvise! Also, note that I forgot to stir the jelly, so the gold leaf sunk to the bottom.

See! It’s not all shoes!

All studio pictures © Jodi Warren Photography

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