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{Day 1} 5 ingredient strawberry, yoghurt and jelly layered trio

My thinking cap has been working overtime over the past couple of weeks to come up with some gorgeous yummy recipes for the Royal Selangor 30-day Get Your Jelly On challenge. Today, as Wholesome Cook turns pink, I present you my first jelly creation, inspired by a childhood food memory: the strawberry, yoghurt and jelly trio.

When I was a little girl we used to visit my Grandfather down south during the warm summer months. I remember climbing through to the back of his garden to find some of the juiciest and sweetest berries one could ever imagine. My face would be tickled pink, literally, from the goodness of the fruits found in the thorny wild raspberry bushes. Oh how I loved them!

A small patisserie around the corner from his house used some of the local berries to make a funky blueberry and yoghurt jelly that was layered and set on an angle. Served in curvy glasses and topped with fresh whipped cream they were amazing and full of flavour from the fresh berries. Mum and I would often make replicas of the dessert at home. They always wowed the crowds.

To make the creation more wholesome for the challenge, I used Jalna’s natural vanilla pot set yoghurt and Aeroplane Jelly’s Natural colours and flavours strawberry jelly crystals. It’s a recently released range which is naturally coloured and flavoured and also contains 25% less sugar than other jellies. The acidity of the yoghurt and fresh strawberries works a treat in this funky little dessert.

And of course, I set my creation in the beautiful Royal Selangor jelly mould, which was inspired by mountains “they challenge us to overcome our fears”. I thought the white yoghurt ‘peak’ and the cherry blossom pattern on the plate reflect the concept of the mountain pretty well.

Despite the 5 million clicks one of the participating bloggers has celebrated recently and 7,000 followers of another, this is a challenge for us too, albeit much smaller than the one some women (and men) face when fighting breast cancer, so please show your support by purchasing a mould and buying other Pink Ribbon products.

Giveaway

Don’t forget, each comment on the Royal Selangor Get Your Jelly On challenge posts on my blog (Day 1, Day 2, etc)  is your entry to win an Olympus VG-110 camera. Giveaway is open worldwide! Entries close October 30, midnight AEST. Winner will be announced on the blog on October 31.

Makes a 1 cup serving

Strawberry, yoghurt and jelly trio

A delicious and refreshing layered jelly that is lightly sweet and wholesome. Inspired by the Royal Selangor jelly mould which itself was inspired by a mountain. You will need only 5 ingredients: vanilla yoghurt, fresh strawberries, strawberry jelly, gelatine, boiling water. Split as follows.

For the vanilla yoghurt ‘peak’:

  • 1/3 cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1/3 tbsp gelatine
  • 2 tbsp boiling water

For the strawberry jelly:

  • 1/4 cup Aeroplane natural strawberry jelly (made according to packet instructions)
  • 3 ripe strawberries (about 1/4 cup diced finely)

For the strawberry yoghurt jelly:

  • 1/3 cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1/3 tbsp gelatine
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 3 ripe strawberries, pureed (reserve 1 tbsp for serving as coulis)

To fill the mould for diagonal effect: place the jelly mould upside down into short wide openning jar or bowl, so that the mould is laying down on an angle rather than standing upright.

To make the ‘peak’: place gelatine powder into a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of boiling hot water. Mix until dissolved and pour into vanilla yoghurt. Mix well with a spoon.  Pour or spoon into the tip of the mould, making sure you don’t leave any spots or traces around. Wipe the spots clean if you have a mishap.

Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 1 hour.

To make the strawberry jelly: prepare strawberry jelly according to packet instructions, but add 100 – 150ml less water for a recommended 500 – 750ml final quantity respectively. Wash, hull and dice strawberries. Allow jelly to cool down at room temperature while you are waiting for the ‘peak’ to set.

Once the ‘peak’ has set, place the mould into a mug so that it is not standing upright. Pour in 1/4 cup of strawberry jelly over the top and add strawberries.

Place back in the fridge for about 1 hour or until set.

To make the strawberry yoghurt jelly: puree strawberries, reserving about 1 tbsp for decoration later. Strain the remaining puree through a sieve into a small bowl, discarding the seeds. Add vanilla yoghurt and mix to combine.

Place gelatine powder into a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of boiling hot water. Mix until dissolved and pour into strawberry yoghurt. Mix well with a spoon.

Once the strawberry jelly layer is set, pour strawberry yoghurt and gelatine mixture over the top – keep the mould upright.

Place back in the fridge an allow another 2-3 hours to set.

To unmould and serve: place jelly mould into a cup of hot water for a few seconds. You will see the jelly melt around the edges a little – don’t let it melt too much though. If it’s a little stuck, you can run a knife along the edge to help it come out.

Place a plate over the mould, flip the whole thing upside down (down side down – the plate should be on the bottom, the ‘peak’ facing up) and remove the mould.

Serve with a couple of strawberry puree smears and enjoy!

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84 comments

Bec M October 1, 2011 at 8:38 am

Wow! This looks amazing! I would have never thought of making yogurt jelly!

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Nicole October 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

Hey Marty! I’m so looking forward to seeing what other creations you come up with! This is addictive and the idea of this jelly mountain is very appealing.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 8:47 am

Thanks Nic! To be honest I had trouble sleeping last night, I was so excited! I want to see what others have made too…

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Nate @ House of Annie October 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

Very nice! I like how you offset the yogurt layer. Pretty.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Thanks Nate, it’s really delicious too! Looking forward to seeing yours!

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muppy October 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

It is beautiful! You have done an amazing job and it’s a really great post.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Thanks muppy! Your comment made me very happy!

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Joanne October 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

WOW. That is one gorgeous and NEAT looking dessert!!

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Thanks! I love that it is NEAT despite being a little ‘to the left’.

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leaf (the indolent cook) October 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Love contrast of white and red in this one! So eye-catching.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

And what does red and white make?? Pink of course! That’s the bottom layer 🙂

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Lizzy (Good Things) October 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

That is simply beautiful!

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Lizzy!

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Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide October 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

You definitely rose to the challenge! Looks awesome.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Greg (and Katherine?)! I couldn’t sleep last night I was so excited!

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Emily October 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I picked up a punnet of strawberries at the market today and will be making this for my daughters’ dessert tonight. Fingers crossed it will set. What a wonderful idea.

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I hope your girls love it!

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kezzas October 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Such a stunning looking dessert – will certainly give it a go! Your inspiration behind it is lovely – I’m hanging out for 30 more days!

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rsmacaalay October 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Eeverything is perfect in this dessert, flavours, texture, colour, and presentation on every angle. So inspiring I hope I can make one exactly like those.

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Erin@TheFoodMentalist October 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Yum. Just gorgeous! Love the mould. I’m going to get one 🙂 thx for the post xx

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Wholesome Cook October 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for pledging your support Erin! They are gorgeous and so versatile! x

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babe_kl October 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

This is very creative indeed. All the best in the Jellirific challenge!

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terri October 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

wow, beautiful and i’m sure just as delicious! i love how you’ve given details about the recipe in words and photos:)

it’s fun isn’t it but i wish the weather’s kinder.

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sara (Belly Rumbles) October 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Marty that is stunning. I can’t wait for the next 29.

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mycookinghut October 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Looks absolutely pretty!

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billy @ A Table For Two October 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Beautiful! What a great start for a great cause! 🙂 Btw, did u really eat every single jello u made? LOL

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gertrude October 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Beautiful creation Marthy. Love the virbrant color of red. Good Luck to all of us 🙂

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Annette October 2, 2011 at 3:22 am

I’m so glad I found your blog! Very inspirational and delicious recipes!

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Jun October 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

Oh great job! I love those diagonal lines. Very pretty indeed!

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Lois October 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

Beautiful display, and I loved the “clean plate” at the end. Nice.

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Vera October 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

Love the coulor contrast,texture and shine.
Reminds me of Christmas in Europe (snow peak on decorated tree)

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Wholesome Cook October 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Thanks Vera, very true!

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ChopinandMysaucepan October 2, 2011 at 11:24 am

Looks fabulous! The way it’s shaped at the top is pretty unique and strawberries are one of our fave fruits to cook with too. Great work!!

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Wholesome Cook October 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Thank you! The yoghurt is obviously heavier so it gives the jelly mound a nice slant. 🙂

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Cheah October 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Gosh, this is wonderful. Like the diagonal effect, reminds me of the court jester hat!

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Wholesome Cook October 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

It’s amazing how it reminds people of different things!

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Sharni October 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Just saw your jello picture on Pinterest! Love the layers, they are gorgeous. And only 5 ingreidents that’s my kid of dessert!

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kiki October 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

love the slant and the colours!!! making me salivate!

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Amy Orvin October 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

My mom would love something like this.

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Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard October 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Would never of thought of making this – thanks for sharing

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Robin G October 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious. I love the design as well. Yum! Strawberries are such a sweet treat!

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Lynda Del October 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Wow! That looks amazing and cool! Thanks for sharing!

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Sheila October 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Mmh, I love strawberries!

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Sissi October 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

A beautiful, creative and light dessert! It looks incredible!

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Ashley October 5, 2011 at 7:17 am

Wow, I want one!!

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Oh God, My Wife Is German October 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

Oh lord that looks fantastic.

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Ninazsyafinaz October 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Hello dear..Im checking out who is the participant of the Royal Selangor contest and I found your link..I was excited to know and find out what will the contestant do with the mould..wallah…not only you guys are so creative!! but your recipes also look delicious!!! Keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK!

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sara October 6, 2011 at 3:30 am

Now I’m hungry and I just ate…

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Nancy Veart October 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Love the strawberry yoghurt jelly, my grandmother used to make something like this – brings back memories. Your combinations are great!

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tensirk October 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

What an nice creation. It looks very inviting and delicious.
-kristen

http://bodyofyoga.wordpress.com/

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theroyalsliceofbread October 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

What a gorgeous dessert! I love the last picture, too. I’m wondering what I have in my little kitchen that I could substitute for the great mold you have. Or…make it without a mold. Hmmm…I’d like to give it a shot, whatever I decide to do about a mold.

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Wholesome Cook October 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

Morning:-) thank you for your comment. There are 3 things you could use: a glass, a wine or a small bowl. You could serve the jelly in the glasses or turn it out of the bowl for a half sphere shape!! alternatively you could purchase the mould and support people with breast cancer 🙂

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sunnythiknits October 7, 2011 at 2:57 am

It’s so striking and at the same time, sweetly simple. I love it!

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TC October 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

I love strawberries and yogurt. If you want to be more decadent, strawberries+creme fraiche+brown sugar = awesome.

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daisy October 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

This is beautiful!

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Roxana B October 10, 2011 at 4:51 am

Wow, that looks so good! I just want to reach in and grab a piece.

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sarah m October 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

You’re making some BEAUTIFUL desserts!

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sarah m October 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

Actually just saw the camera winning link! sweet!

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Wholesome Cook October 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Good luck!

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Donna Marie October 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

I have never seen this before. It looks really pretty and tasty. I will have to make it soon. Thanks for sharing!

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Joshua Hudson October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

Looks delicious!

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Vivian - vxdollface October 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

looks so wobbly 😀

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Wholesome Cook October 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

The yoghurt top was denser and heavier than the support hence it ended up a little lob-sided… but it was sturdy!

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ryandigweed (@ryandigweed0) October 13, 2011 at 2:49 am

Seems like quite a difficult proceedure :S

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Jamila October 14, 2011 at 3:37 am

So glad I found your blog! This looks amazingly yummy.

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jiya October 14, 2011 at 5:18 am

love strawberries looks yummy

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Sandy October 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

Very pretty but a little too complicated for me!

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Zoe Roberts October 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

Looks like a much healthier, upside down trifle. Always a winner.

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ShootingStarsMag October 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

oh wow, looks yummy. I love the fun shape

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ne-knopka October 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Looks amazing!love yoghurt

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Amber October 15, 2011 at 2:48 am

This looks so cute! Love the layers and the color to it.

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Sarah O. October 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This looks delicious!

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Ally October 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

So pretty and it looks SO yummy!

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Erica October 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

That’s possibly the most awesome-looking dessert I’ve ever seen. I’m definitely making this!

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Mary October 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

Love the colors!

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jasmine1485 October 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

How gorgeous! I love the swirl of colour through the middle 🙂 Makes me want simultaneously to dig a spoon in and not touch it to preserve it’s beauty, lol!

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Lenna (veganlenna) October 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

This looks really amazing! like from some super trendy restaurant 🙂

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Jessy (squeezetheday) October 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

This is beautiful!

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Roni October 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

That looks so yummy!
Gotta try this once the strawberries are back in the stores …

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Ming October 25, 2011 at 4:07 am

I love yoghurt & strawberries! And it looks cool!

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Diana October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

wow! luv your molds they’re awesome!!!:D

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nj greek October 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

This looks delicious…I love strawberries!

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Sharn October 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

This was the first entry I saw of all the foodbloggers and got me hooked immediately! Beautiful job and great photography. I especially love the final shot of the empty plate! hehe

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