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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Cherry Jello Dessert

(Joleli Pasta)

Cherry Jello Dessert - click to enlarge
1 box (170 gr) of cherry jello
1 pouch (15 gr) of unflavoured gelatin
3 cups water
10 cherries, fresh or in a jar
5 tbsp yogurt
10 tea biscuits
Cake mold with a hole in the center

First, place the cherries in the mold, equally spaced apart.

Pour 3 cups of boiling water in a plastic bowl, and mix in the gelatin and jello. Take one cup of this mixture and slowly pour on top of the cherries in the mold. Be careful not to displace the cherries. Leave in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Take another cup of the mixture and add the yogurt in a separate bowl. Use a mixer to blend and then pour into the mold. Leave in the freezer for 15 minutes again.

Add the tea biscuits to the remaining one cup of the jello/gelatin mixture and blend again with the mixer. Pour into the mold and leave in the freezer for 15 more minutes.

To separate the dessert from the mold after you take it out of the freezer, place the mold in boiling water in your sink for 15 seconds. Then place upside down on a serving plate. If you like, you can put whipped cream in the center.

This recipe is an easy way to make plain jello a bit more exciting and is a dessert the kids will love, especially on hot summer days. You can also substitute cherries with strawberries or other types of fruit and matching jello flavors.



At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tea biscuits in this dish. Are they the ones they sell in the cookie sections in the grocery stores under the name of social tea biscuit like the Turkish Ulker Petit Beurre's or the ones they sell in the dessert sections like Tim Horton's tea biscuits more doughy. Thank you.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, they are social tea biscuits. I always choose the thinner ones, for me taste is better then the thicker ones. You may also use Turkish Ulker or Eti Petit Beurre:) They are of similar taste.

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you use by chance say mr. arrowroot baby cookies or must it be a tea biscuit?

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I have never used mr. arrowroot baby cookies, so I could not say anything for sure. However, you could try it:)

At 2:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want say this is a yummy dessert. It is so quick and easy to make, I take it to places when I have to take a plate. I always get lovely compliments.
I have also cooked other recipes from your site, all were yummy to!
Thank you.

At 12:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sarah,
Thank you, I am glad you like my recipes.
I love this dessert too:) Especially in the summer, it's very refreshing.

At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have just discovered your site, having moved from UK to Turkey it is great. Can you please tell me the Turkish Word for gelatin as i am having trouble finding it. Once again many thanks and i am sure i will have many questions in the future regards Maria

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Maria,
We call gelatin, jelatin in Turkish. Pretty much the same
pronounciation as in English. I also have a Turkish version of all my recipes. I use the same order (same dates). If you need to find
translations, this can be helpful :) Don't hesitate to ask me anything about Turkish food, I would love to help. I wish you a wonderful time in Turkey:)


At 4:22 AM, Anonymous ayesha said...

slamz binnur
I came across ur website bcoz it was recomended to me by my sisters fiancee.. she is turkish and we are indians.. wat a lovely person she is!!!! i tried ur recipe for sekarpare and every1 in the house loved it.I want to find out the cherry jello tht u mention here is dat cherry flavoured jelly or some kind of sweets?.. i am deff going to make ur recipe of turkish baklava this eid inshallah

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Selam Ayesha,
I am glad you all liked Sekerpare which is one of my favorite dessert after Baklava:) You should try Baklava I think you will like it. too.
It is cherry flavoured jelly in the little boxes.

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. This cake looks so divine!well done. one day I will definately make it.I have a question though, do Turkish women also use gelatine made of pork? greetings, natalie

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Natalie,
Yes, we do use gelatin:)

At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Binnur. Please disregard my above question as I did not read the last line of ur recipe about substitution of other fruits :-D

Can I use a normal mould without hole in it?

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi, no problem:)
Sure, you can but be careful not to displace the cherries:)
Take care,


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