Jump to content

Jellied Peas...
Very odd question


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 .Jerry.

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

Sounds awful, I know.
Tastes disgusting really.

But I need to know.

My Grandma used to always make Jellied Peas for Boxing Day BBQ.  She somehow (mistakingly) got the idea that my sister loved them and always commented how she made them specially for her. laughing2.gif

I am hosting boxing day now and want to make jellied peas for my sister.  wink.gif
Grandma is 90 and not at all well so don't want to ring her to ask her.

How do I do jellied peas?  They were just canned peas in a clear tasteless jelly.
Any ideas?

#2 FeralSis

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Just make green jelly and add a cup of peas!

Sorry, not what you asked at all but you have given me the idea to do exactly that and freak my own sister out at Christmas.

#3 Nastyflea

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Buy clear jelly and make it up and set it?

Make up gelatine and use that?
Just say NO??!!! lol


They do sound vile, but i hate peas and only eat snow peas or sugar snap peas.

My inlaws serve up TINNED peas because supposedly they are how my husband prefers them. Really, he likes fresh/frozen ones much better!

#4 ACO

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

Not that I know what jellied peas is meant to be, but I'm thinking the jelly should contain some sort of mint, maybe a bit of white vinegar and sugar, a bit like mint sauce...am I on the right track?


#5 ACO

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

Oooh look what I found...



Did it look anything like this?

{Source} http://unusualcoleslaw.blogspot.com.au/200...-pea-salad.html

#6 wiggles

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

Aeroplane jelly sell a plain jelly that you can add your favourite flavoring to it. You do need to add from memory it's 200mls of juice for example.

What colour was the jelly ? Maybe experiment with some food coloring to get the right colour.

I bought tis from BILO (Coles).

Hope this helps.


Edited for spelling.

Edited by wiggles, 22 December 2012 - 08:22 AM.


#7 Kay1

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

LOL I have one kid that hates jelly and loves peas, and one that hates peas and loves jelly. I would love to serve them that!! laughing2.gif

#8 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

Jellied peas! Lol.

#9 librablonde

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Jellied peas- ugh, the horror!!
My grandma used to make it with mint flavoured green jelly and tinned peas for special occasions. YUCK! And jellied beetroot  sick.gif

#10 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Google recipes using aspic - that's the jellied bit  (a'la 1970s recipes).  You could modify this rather **ahem**  attractive dish.




#11 EsmeLennox

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

From memory you use canned or frozen cooked peas. Use gelatine to make the jelly, add mint and a little vinegar and sugar. The jelly was always just plain unflavored, except for the flavoring you added in the mint etc. My Gran always used to make these too, and because she was 'high class' always used frozen cooked peas, lol tongue.gif and I actually did like them as a child. Bleurgh!

Of course she also made pressed tongue too... went well with the peas.

Edited by Jemstar, 22 December 2012 - 09:03 AM.


#12 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (Foogle @ 22/12/2012, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Google recipes using aspic - that's the jellied bit  (a'la 1970s recipes).  You could modify this rather **ahem**  attractive dish.



Good Lord.

#13 .Jerry.

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Thanks everyone!

Such a disgusting dish to add to my Boxing Day menu.

My sister will love it in a hate-it kind of way.

It's exactly like credence linked to!  Without the cool castle jelly design.  Grandma just made them in a bowl.

Off to the shops I go!

(Grandma always made orange tart for me.  It was jelly-like too, but quite nice)

#14 Nasty Jerk

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

We had jellied carrots.  I thought there would be a recipe in the PWMU cookbook but sadly, no.

#15 FeralSis

Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Got to love the PWMU cookbook lol!

Great source of old fashioned culinary inspiration ala Grandma-style...

#16 Zesty

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

We used to be served a jelly salad, I think it was made with lemon jelly, with the addition of a jar of mint jelly, grated carrots and a smattering of my crushed hopes and dreams for a decent salad. Alas, I can only thank my Mum for that. Apparently tres fantastique in the 70s.

#17 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 22/12/2012, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you imagine serving that up? I would kind of like to, just to see the reaction.  laugh.gif

eta; I'm trying to guess the ingredients, from the bottom up... parsley, thinly sliced radish?, tinned spam (cubed  sick.gif ), red and yellow capsicum, peas, topped with a slice of boiled egg. Encased lovingly in salmon flavoured aspic.

laugh.gif Is there such a term as being 'revoltingly fab'?  I think this dish would be a nominee.

PINY - I think you've nailed it, although those thinly sliced things above the parsley could be mistaken for rhubarb but I think you're right - they are radish slices.  They did radish in the '70s

Fanny Cradock was the queen of such delicacies in the '70s.  Her green cheese icecream is not for the faint hearted nor are these Banana Candles.  ph34r.gif



Whose game to put those on the Christmas table - Jerry??

Edited by Foogle, 22 December 2012 - 07:01 PM.


#18 MiSS_E

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 22/12/2012, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you imagine serving that up? I would kind of like to, just to see the reaction.  laugh.gif

eta; I'm trying to guess the ingredients, from the bottom up... parsley, thinly sliced radish?, tinned spam (cubed  sick.gif ), red and yellow capsicum, peas, topped with a slice of boiled egg. Encased lovingly in salmon flavoured aspic.


ohh, it's radish! I thought it looked like 'seafood extender'. Thankyou, you saved my jelly thing from being disgusting.

#19 Unatheowl

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

wow, how 70's.  THat looks horrific.  However, if you could add some sort of flavouring to the jelly it may work.

My grandmother used to make calves foot jelly and I will admit it was very nice...

#20 chat

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

That looks disgusting lol. My grandparents always had the red and green jelly at Christmas. My cousins and I used to always sneak peas into each others soft drinks though sick.gif

#21 Michelle4

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (Unatheowl @ 22/12/2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wow, how 70's.  THat looks horrific.  However, if you could add some sort of flavouring to the jelly it may work.

My grandmother used to make calves foot jelly and I will admit it was very nice...



Wasn't calves foot jelly handed out in "Pollyanna"  lol

btw love this thread


#22 mrsboof

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

Jellied Peas and Jellied beetroot were always a staple at my mum's family xmas day lunch!  My DH was horrified when he realised that I wasn't just pulling his leg about it.

I'm pretty sure they just added gelatine into the 'pea juice' that came in the tin

It was always freaky being served a 'slab' of peas, but at least they didn't roll off your plate.  biggrin.gif

Edited by mrsboof, 22 December 2012 - 08:23 PM.


#23 ali-song

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

I have in my hands a vintage Davis Gelatine cookbook circa 1954. Who wants recipes? Jellied beetroot perhaps?

(It doesn't have jellied peas, but does have a recipe for vegetable aspic, which appears to be the base for a bunch of savory jelly goodness.)

ETA: I think this should give you jellied peas:
3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 3 tablespoons hot water
1/2 pint cold water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt

To dissolved gelatine add cold water, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir well, when the sugar is dissolved use as required. Never use more jelly than solid ingredients; use equal parts of slightly more solids. Let the jelly mixture thicken slightly before adding the solids.

Edited by ali-song, 22 December 2012 - 09:11 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.