Flummery – funny word, yet extremely delicious and a super easy dessert to make.
According to Wikipedia, Flummery is a starch-based, sweet, soft dessert pudding known to have been popular in Britain and Ireland from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The word has also been used for other semi-set desserts.
These days, this dessert is also known as Jelly Whip.
It is a tasty dessert that is very versatile and can be jazzed up or served as is. It is extremely light, almost like a mousse like texture and looks a lot more impressive than it is to make.
We used to have this as kids and it is for that reason I decided to re-visit memory lane. This was used as our Christmas Eve family dinner dessert and is just a perfect accompaniment to a hot day and a delicious dinner.
- 1 x 375 gram can evaporated milk
- 1 packet jelly
Place the can of evaporated milk into the fridge and chill overnight.
Make up the jelly as per the packet instructions and place in fridge or freezer until a thick syrup forms.
Pour in the can of evaporated milk into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer beat for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Add the jelly syrup and fold through.
Pour into a container and refrigerate for 5 - 6 hours or until set.