The Perfect Summer Desert - The Directory Group

The Perfect Summer Desert

The Perfect Summer Desert:

With summer being the perfect time of year to whip up a seasonal dessert, we have found for you a delicious recipe that we are sure will evoke taste buds this summer!

The ‘Mixed Fruit Elderflower Jelly accompanied by Lemon Sorbet’ dessert is a delicious way to make the most out of all types of fruit when in season. The desert is vibrant, light and refreshing whilst working delightfully to cleanse your palate after your meal.

This recipe can be prepared in advance, leaving you additional time to enjoy yourself!

1)    To make the sorbet, boil 100g of caster sugar with 100ml of water. Mix in lemon juice and fresh lemons for a zesty taste. Put in an ice cream maker and pour into a plastic tub and freeze until firm then whisks and freeze again. 

2)    To make the jelly, add 600g of mixed fruit, put into a pan with 5tbsp of elderflower cordial and 3tbsp of water. Mix and leave to stand for 20 minutes whilst stirring occasionally. Cover the pan tightly with clean film and place over low heat and swirl gently. After 10 minutes take off heat and leave for 5 minutes and then pour mixture into a fine nylon sieve over a bowl.  Leave it to drip through to form a clear jelly.

3)    Meanwhile, soak the gelatine for 5 minutes in cold water. Stir into the mixed fruit juice until dissolved. Pour jelly into a mould or glass and leave for 4 hours or overnight to set firmly.

4)    To serve, dip the moulds in hot water for a few seconds and turn them out. Spoon sorbet by the side of the jelly or serve sorbet on top of jellies if set in glasses. To finish, decorate with flowers to lift the pudding.

We hope we have given you inspiration and encouragement to try this appetising dish at home. If so, we would love to see the end result of your dish! Email us a picture on Or alternatively message us on Facebook or Instagram @TheDirectoryGroup, @thedirectorygroup.

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