The Juicy "Jello" recipe (May 21) should have 1 1/2 cups of fruit juice, not 1/2 cup. Juicy "Jello" 1 package unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup cold water 1 1/2 cups fruit juice (Never use all pineapple juice although a slight amount can be added to other juices for flavor.) Place cold water in pan. Sprinkle gelatin into cold water and place over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove pan from heat; add fruit juice. Pour into several small dishes or one large bowl and chill until firm. CAPTION: (NEW-LINE)Illustration, no caption
You know who you are. You're the kind who just naturally - and emphatically - answers "Yes!" when asked:. "Deserts?" Then why not make your deserts naturally? The time is never more fruitful than in summer.
Fruits have their own brand of sweetner called fructose or fruit sugar. It alone can satisfy even the most troublesome sweet tooth, if the fruits are prepared with taste, variety and imagination.
Here are a few home-tested, fruit-in-spired recipes.
This is a naturally fizzy, naturally sweet fruit drink, something like a wholesome soda. Start with a large glass about half full of natural sparkling water. Add to suit your taste one of tropical fruit juice combinations (pineapple/coconut is good) available in markets. Find your own mixture level of juice and water. Too much fruit of juice flattens the sparkling soda effect; plenty of sparkle is the ingredient necessary to make this refreshing summertime fruit drink fizz.
Fill a tall glas 3/8 or so full with orange juice (or pineapple, etc.) and just add scoop(s) of vanilla or any flavor ice cream, (Ice cream made with honey instead of white sugar is available primarily in health food outlets and some other stores.) Inserts straw, stir up and slurp out icecream with ice-tea spoon.
THE BANANA UNSPLIT
Peel and place one whole banana on plate. Cover lightly with several spoons of a favorite flavor yogurt (pineapple and strawberry are good choices, but unflavored works well too, because the banana sweetness offsets the plain yogurt's tart taste). Spoon additional yogurt on sides of the banana. Lace top with honey, particularly if using plain yogurt. Sprinkle toasted wheat germ on top of banana and yogurt.
THE BIG APPLE
Select medium or large-size sweet apples. Wash and core them, hollowing out a hole into which you will pour the following ingredients per apple: 1 to 3 tablespoons of sparkling water; 1 to 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Bake at about 300 degrees about one hour, preferably until apples are soft but still retain firm shape. Eat while warm.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Cut strawberries in half and place in bowl. Add sliced bananas and whole blueberries. Juice from cut strawberries spreads flavor throughout the mixture. No sweetening is necessary but honey may be added if desired. Better yet, top with sweet cream or half-and-half for a full count of calories and protein.
The main ingredients for this dish are unflavored gelatin and any fruit juice (expect straight pineapple, which will not gel). The natural fructose in orange juice, for example, will pass any sweet-toother's full-standards test. Don't tell them it's non-sugared and they'll never guess. 1 package unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cups fruit juice
(Never use all pineapple juice although a slight amount can be added to other juices for flavor.)
Place cold water in pan. Sprinkle gelatin into cold water and place over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove pan from heat; add fruit juice. Pour into several small dishes or one larger bowl and chill until firm.