Jellied Milk Shapes
5 teaspoons un-flavored gelatin
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons rose water OR 2-3 teaspoons flavoring such as strawberry, vanilla or coconut
(optional) few drops food coloring
Sprinkle the gelatin on to 4 tablespoons of the milk in a cup.
Leave stand for 5 minutes. Then stand the cup in a hot water and stir the gelatin until it dissolves completely.
Warm the remaining milk, stir in the gelatin and sugar. Simmer (DO NOT BOIL) for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
Remove from heat, stir in the rose water or flavoring and food coloring if using, and pour into a shallow baking dish (about 7" square) which has been freshly rinsed in cold water (do not dry).
Allow to set firmly in a cool place before cutting into squares with a sharp knife or into shapes with metal cookie cutters dipped in cool water.
Pairs Well With
I found this recipe while looking for rose water recipes on www.recipezaar.com .I have made it several times, both with rose water and with strawberry flavoring. The rose water is a hit with adults, and would be good for a wedding (romantic rose). The strawberry is a hit with kids, and tastes a lot like strawberry Nesquick. For a baby shower, tint pink or blue and cut into shower-appropriate shapes with cookie cutters. Great way for kids to get some milk in their diet. Rose water can be found in the international section of many grocery stores, near the middle eastern foods.